Sunday, March 21, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Boredom leads to a lot of time wasting on the computer. I did however, stumble upon this little beauty from last years Ouachita Challenge. Especially take note of the two handsome devils at 28 seconds. And then again, a good looking trio at 2:16. I'm a bit jealous I won't be making the trip again this year.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
mid 40s for this afternoon and the sun is shining. Couldn't be happier to be getting out on the bike this afternoon. But that's not the good news. In just two short weeks I will be back in Kansas for a 9 day visit. That leaves plenty of time for a couple of gravel grinders, so prepare to be making yourselves available for a ride!
And yes, there is better news. Maybe not for Tim. I was recently accepted into Grad school at ESU and will be returning once again to Emporia this summer. I certainly couldn't be happier to return home!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
That's right boys and girls, I'm back. Apparently I had gotten lazy and just turned in to a weeny over the winter. Not that riding the trainer doesn't have it's value. It certainly kept me in shape all winter. But, I just couldn't take it any more. I had to ride outside no matter what. And so, I ventured out again yesterday in less then ideal conditions. The 'snowmaggedon' if you will, took it's toll on the area, but I was riding regardless. I put in 35 miles. Before you Kansas boys start shaking your heads, because I know you've been doubling that number, you need to realize that this was 35 miles of snow covered mountain passes (passes just sounds much cooler then roads). After giving it all I could to get up the snow covered dirt roads, it was all I could do to hang on down the backside. When I finally returned home I was exhausted and covered head to toe with sand and grime. My bike would need quite the clean up to be operational again (sorry, left the camera at home). And I couldn't have felt any better about it. So with two weeks to the day from my first race, I fully intend on riding outside whenever I can. Indoor training just can't compare.