Wednesday, February 23, 2011

To Each His Own, I guess

"Time to start getting down to an acceptable race weight. Good bye beer, sweets, regular Coke and all other things that keep me just a little bit happier!"
A friend posted this a while back. Reading it made me a little sad, and I felt some sympathy for him. Perhaps my feeling were misplaced, I don't know.

I haven't formerly raced a bike in a long time, I realized it took too much of the fun out of it for me. I found myself 'training' rather than simply enjoy each ride.

I do know that I snuck out for a ride this afternoon. Sunshine on snow packed trails. I know that I thoroughly enjoyed sipping my coffee when I stopped for quick breaks. I can tell you which sections of trail were ripping fast and flowing, and I can tell you that I had an ear to ear grin plastered across my face the whole time.

"when people race, we all lose." -Surlyblog

Thursday, February 10, 2011

You Don't Know

Snowy Singletrack. Sneakers.

BlueDot trail. Fixed.

Because you don't know until you try.

Adidas Super Nova Running Shoe

Moose four doors down when I got home.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ice storm in NYC, rolling blackouts in TX, sub-zero in Denver, Chicago and much of the Midwest paralyzed by a blizzard. . . . and I rode to work in short sleeves this afternoon.
61 deg N lat in February, not too shabby.

-image stolen from BSNYC