Saturday, April 02, 2011
Friday made me feel better about the world, finally the first ride without slush in about 2 weeks. The dichotomy of drawing motivation from riding in shitty weather so I can enjoy the longer days in the sun. I think if the weather was always good I wouldn't appreciate the beating I get from grapple, and being soaked thru from the road spray around my fenders. Being out for almost 4 and a half hours settled me, not only the legs but further up from there. Breaking a few dishes in the process but not crushing. The subtle humming in my legs is an alarm clock, waking up the lazy bones.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Trying to get out more for the head than the legs is challenging right now. Too many barriers, not the 40cm ones-those are easy! I want to get on the bike and go up-Loveland or Ute or Rist, I'd take anything I can get. To feel the vertical slide beneath my wheels, melt away my frozen distractions into a sweet pool of spring water.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
menudo on Tuesdays? I know I would. The concept of eating my pseudo Mexican food in an environment stretching toward authenticity unnerves me. Where do they think they are? The only thing whiter than the snow around here is the clientele, pathetic as that sounds who are they trying to fool? Again eat at a real Mexican place and roll the dice, I will next time.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Totally different stuff this past weekend, grass, lower speed, cold, perfect classic cross weather. I managed to not F up the start and got clear pretty fast. Rolling around at about 85-90% allowed me to learn the Ridley's subtleties on another surface, getting the drift going on cement sidewalks and power-sapping grass, awesome! Icy patches and transitions from grass to cement caused trouble for a few, with a clear shot at each section the gap only grew. Crossing the line with about a minute in hand, and a mile wide smile.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
4 races in the bag and 2 wins to show for it. it pissed me off a lot that I didn't get chance to win in Breck, I know at least that Legg-less beat me fair and square at Green Mountain #1. Not that Breck wasn't fair, the start was a total piece of shit and by the time I got near the front group I was in the bag. Serves me right for not starting racing a week earlier to get a better call up for that shit show start in Breck. The new bike and the body work well together and fast wheels only add mayo to the fries. Good things to come.