Doing What I Do...
I wanted to sort of take it easy today, since I laid down a short, but hard effort yesterday on the road. The problem is that with the amount of climbing around here, it's damn hard to keep efforts in control so I figure some lower HR efforts on the local rail trail would do the job. I'd also like to roll a fat one this weekend- (meaning I'd like to get some big miles in) so why not keep it low key this week.
I had hoped to keep my efforts a little lower than I was. The problem was the trails were still a bit damp, and while not soggy, they were "soft", speed was slowed down and it made efforts a bit harder. ADAPT!- go with it, keep the HR where it is, and mix in a climb on the road at the half way point. I can do "easy spinning" on the trainer tomorrow, Friday off and the above mentioned mileage with a weight problem on the weekend.
This is nice sweet climb at the turn-a-round. Look at this road! Glad I was rolling 2.1s! The climb up the road and the decent that followed were there only real highlights of the ride.
At least things look different on the return.
All in all, it was good to be outside spinning the legs.
Wheel News: My new wheels are done and Grande Alberto @ Bikeman.com reports that they came out pretty spanky. Should have the Hope/Bontrager wheels by the end of the week or next week.
Not to cop style from BKW, but check this YouTube of last year's WC in Madrid. I can't believe the amount of riders! Not to mention the gaps between the lead pack and much of the rest. The whistles, the screams, dust. It rocks. But XC is boring, right? VENGA! VENGA!