Tuesday, May 27, 2008

quick Burn notes

1. Didn't go exactly how I wanted but since I wasn't expecting a lot I'm sorta ok with it. Between work and other life stuff I really didn't get to train like I wanted. 24's are much to hard to just "tough it out".

2. When doing the lemans start, make sure your lined up with the RUNNERS not the first lap riders..this will save you the shame of watching the start go off 50 yards in front of you and then having to run all alone like an idiot. Trust me...not fun.

3.Make sure your cleat screws are set right. That way you don't end up with feet that feel like they had nails stuck in them.

4. Nam and Eddie do an excellent job.Even with all my screw ups I still had a great time. There races are easily the most fun out of any I've done.

Hope everybody had a great weekend. Later.

Friday, May 23, 2008

I'm off

See you folks after the Burn. Hope everybody has an awesome holiday weekend.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What do you know? All the folks that said the big wheels rock were right.The new bike rides better than anything I've tossed a leg over. Sweet.

Monday, May 19, 2008

At last normalcy...

..sorta..work hours are back down to normal. Good thing to cuz the new bike is awesome and I feel the need to be riding it constantly. It took a few rides to get used to the bigger wheels and the fact that it's a hardtailand the truth is I'm still not completely used to it but I'm pretty sure I'll be putting in enough hours on it this week so that we're more than just passing acquaintences before Burn this weekend. I know I should be "tapering" but to sorta quote Dicky.."I'm a mountainbike rider way more than a mountainbike racer" so there is no way I'm wasting a sunny day off.Besides I need to get the new bike out to satisfy my new addiction. Hmmmmmmm...maybe I should name it Mr.Brownstone. HA!!!!!!

Bonus points to anybody who can name this song and artist..."If mornings a bitch with open arms then nights a girl whose gone to far"

Hope everybody had a great weekend. Later folks.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Thank God for bikes

The long hours continue atwork for at least 3 more days but I've figured out the best way to cope with it. It was annoying the hell out of me that I couldn't ride as much as I wanted to. Well...the solution to that was easy enough. Give up an hour of sleep, strap on the lights and hit the neighborhood loop before work.Yeah,yeah..I know I should've thought of this before but my brain doesn't always fire correctly. Anyway, I've been in a much better mood the past few days. I'm pretty sure not feeling like a bloated,lazy slug has something to do with that.

Hope everybody has a great weekend folks.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Much,much needed.....

..day off. My brain feels back to normal and a hard 2.5 hour ride with four 20 minute threshhold intervals managed to blow out all the negative feelings bought on from work. I have today off also so I'm planning on a much longer ride. Hope everybody had a good weekend. Later yall.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Soooooooo...doesworking 15-16 hours a day count as endurance training? Nite folks.