Ahhhhh I Needed That!
Got up early this a.m. hung with B-Man while Wifey went to help a friend move some stuff in to her new digs. Then B and I headed to the car wash. He LOVED seeing the Element go through the wash. Then we headed down to the local car dealer to look at some cars. Wifey and I were thinking of trading in the E. for a SUPER cheap ass car to lower our monthly payment costs. But after being underwhelmed by the prices right now, and the fact we both love our E. I think we're just gonna suck it up for now.
Since the weather man was wrong for two days in a row and we missed any REAL precipitation, when Wifey got back I chamoised up and headed to Boyce. The trails were PERFECT. Dry for the most part and the wet stuff was pretty tacky. Did 2 hours at a steady tempo and hit almost 19 miles of singletrack. Only stop was to throw a wiz. Tried to concentrate on keeping the pedals moving in nice circles on the ups.
Dropping the stem on the El Santo worked pretty well. I up the air in Manitou 3-Way a little too much. Ride was just a LITTLE harsh. Had it at 125/125. Should have put the main chamber at 120. I did slow the rebound down a bit, but it could have used another click or so. Had the Fox set at 85.
The new trails at Boyce rock. Nice way to add some miles in.
New mix is available for Podcast download or get it HERE. From now on I will just be adding some links on the right. Updating occasionally. This IS a bike blog after all. Plus spinning season is ending soon. Yessss.
Saw they cut the marathon out in AZ down to 4/14 miles laps rather than 5 due to heat. Whatsupwiththat? I mean you pay for 5, and as I commented on D. Harris's blog, If the XC guys want to crush the pace and go off hard and blow up that's their problem. Planning nutrition, hydration, pacing etc., is what makes Marathon and Endurance racing so great. Plus you plan a race in the Arizona desert, what did you expect?? Oh well I wasn't there and if I was I probably woulda ended up with heat stroke.
Lastly I added a patch from cooler-than-F clothing company Twin-Six yesterday to one of my Bikeman team jerseys. Right now it's held on with a super tough clothing glue. If it doesn't hold the abuse I'll need to get someone to sew it. Ohhh Tommmm is Chris busy??? HA!
My work here is done. Later. Go get some miles in!