Sunday, June 27, 2010

recent rides

Did one of the hardest training rides to date yesterday. I rode 15 miles and it took me nearly 2 hours. 6 of the miles were entirely up hill. I rode three climbs that were right on two miles each and 1000+ ft of climbing each. Just those three climbs alone equalled 3,400 ft of climbing in just 6 miles. That's steep in case you were wondering!

This little cave was a nice feature in the race I did last Sunday. The trail was phenomenal.

Man those shorts and jerseys look sweet.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

NE Racing

Did my first mtb race up here today. And I gotta give huge props to Cam and Shad who are out in Colorado ripping it up, because I am tanking over here in these little mountains. Had to (well, thought it would be wise to anyways) get a USA license. Had to start in Sport and thought I should be able to do pretty well. Wrong. Took 6th today in a deep and stacked sport class. They also had us youngsters start with the 30-39 class which aided in a fast start. The trail was phenomenal and I had a blast though. My legs are achin' now, but I'm already looking forward to the next race in about a month.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Trek 29ers

Gary Fisher inspired of course! Well, it happened. Can't say that I'm shocked, but I didn't expect this to happen so soon. I gotta say I love it. Gary Fisher is one inspirational fella who has the right attitude in my opinion about bikes. Just get on one and ride, whatever your reasons.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Dawg

First and foremost congrats to the Adventure Monkey on completing the Dirty Kanza 200 and everyone else who attempted such a feat. It is no small task!

Also, I had a revelation yesterday. Full suspension bikes are nice. I went out to Woodstock yesterday for the weekly Thursday night road ride. When I got there the mood had been changed to a mtb ride. Since I didn't have my mtb, Billy from Overlook let me ride a loaner. An all-mountain, 5" of squishy goodness Kona Dawg. Not top of the line, but not a Wally World special either. But, this baby was the softest thing I have ever ridden. And the stories are true. The East Coast is rocky. Okay, yes, there are some trails in which you can get by with a Hard Tail out here on the East Coast. But, I can safely say that if I was staying out here, I would be getting a FS.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Good Luck my Friends!

Well, it is the eve of the Dirty Kanza 200 and this will be the first year that I will not be spectating or particpating. Nope, I won't be present and it pains me deeply. This event is truly special for a lot of reasons that start with the people behind it. So, good luck to everyone taking up the challenge tomorrow!