Beatin' Rain Like Meat
Whooo, just got the ride in tonight before the sky opened up (again!). Put in a hard effort tonight for 2 hours. As I was riding I was thinking how kick ass my road loop is for where I live. It's got cry for momma steep climbs, some 40 MPH+ down hills, rollers, and a nice flat mile or two to put in some time trialing into action.
I have two variations for post work loops. 1 starts with a nice mostly seated climb for 2 miles the other starts with a real nut drop/knee popper of a climb. Did the dropped the nut tonight. Got in about 34.5 miles in 2 hours. Just as I pulled in to the parking lot where I start a thunderstorm came beatin' down on the 'Port. Good thing I pushed it tonight instead of piddling or I would got soaked.
Big thanks to Tom (sticking with just TOM) my good friend and wrenching guru for his help in getting the new cassette (stayed with the 12/25 even though I said I was moving up to 27. Guess I lied) and chain on the Trek. Also got the rear wheel trued, and the Dos Niner's brake pads engaging like they are supposed to (I of course ephed them up when I put them in before Mohican). Thanks Tom!! I've said it a million times- without Tom, my racing would be f*cked.
Trying to firm up my race schedule for the rest of the year (after this Saturday). Trying to balance racing, recovery and finances is proving to be a bit hard. Possible races to do are as follows...
07.31.06 The Wilderness 101
08.06.06 MASS 6 Hour Race
08.19.06 18 Hours On The Farm/Scouts Honor
09.02.06 24 Hour Champion Challange OR 09.03.06 Shenandoah 100
10.16.06 Iron Cross IV
Hmmmm, might skip the 101 even though it's a fab race and do MASS, Scouts Honor and the 24. Then ICIV in October. Hmmm. Lets take care of Saturday first.