Saturday, April 16, 2011
Sunday, May 4, 2008
It was the first ride on the mtb today. I haven't really ridden it since we knocked off the roof of the car. It's dogtracking. I'm thinking that the frame is bent. It doesn't matter because it was a great ride today. I've decided I can't ride the Schwinn until I get a taller stem. After I rode it this week, my shoulders were killing me!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
It's been quite awhile. I think I've been on a bike twice in the last 6 months. There is a lot going on with the baby and the job stuff. I'm going to start posting regularly now. One of the reasons I am going to post regularly is because we have a faster connection. I'll keep you updated and I'll put some baby pictures on here too.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I think I rode once last week. I tell myself that I'll ride in the morning, but it doesn't happen. When you ask yourself, "Would I rather sleep or eat?", cycling really doesn't have a chance. This is my first full week of work, and we don't have a system in place yet that works. That's ok. I'm no stranger to sleep deprivation.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I've taken a break from cycling but I have an excuse, not a good one, but I have an excuse. My wife and I had a baby! He was born healthy and happy on Oct. 18. Mama had some difficulties so she was in the hospital for some time preceding the birth. I was able to take leave from work. I haven't worked since Sept. 27th. That is a nice little benefit. The day before my birthday (Oct. 11) I found out that my job is being eliminated. I'm told that taking my leave and the job elimination are coincidental. I'm working until the end of Aug. and I get 3 months severance so I can't complain. I'll try to keep updating the blog plus I've added a blog for the baby.
Monday, September 17, 2007
I took a short ride tonight. I have some stuff to do around the house plus I didn't realize that I would be racing daylight. For the first time, I mixed up some homemade power gel. I'm not a super-mega-racer. I don't even know what GU is. I just know that if I bike more than an hour, I need to eat, and I've tried Clif Shots and they worked for me. Fast Guy said that he had a recipe for some homemade stuff. He wasn't around when I wanted to make it so I looked on the internet, and found something that looked like it might work. I wanted something liquid. It's just easier to deal with. I tried it for the first time tonight and it worked well. Intsy asked, "How was it," and she said I made a face when I answered. I really didn't think it tasted that bad. It's palatable. The consistency and color are better than a chocolate Clif Shot.
I decided to try to stay in one gear tonight. Partly to see what it would be like to ride a singlespeed and partly because my derailleur needs to be adjusted. That was a mistake. I remembered why I don't do that. It wrenches my back. Part of it was cool, though. It made me go faster some areas. It wasn't more dangerous. It was just singletrack where I usually lose speed and don't push hard enough to go faster.
On Friday I was fast but today I only had glimpses of the speed. It was all in the way I handled the bike. I was off the seat and sometimes my weight was forward or back. I leaned the bike instead of leaning with the bike. I'll have to work on that some more! It was a blast! I think a handled the bike better than usual on Friday because I was not fatigued. I actually had some energy.