Mother of A Ride
I tried. I tried to take the day off from riding today, I did. I just couldn't do it. The temps were to good, the sun was too bright and the legs were jonzing for saddle time.
So after Wifey, B-Man and I downed some mega sized mother's day blue berry muffins and I crushed about 4 cups of java, we loaded up the Soob and headed out to Pappy-M's to hang.
Wifey and B-Man hung with Pappy and I headed out on the road bike to work the legs a bit. First stop was the cemetery out the road to say happy Mother's day to my mom (or at least her grave stone) and to my grand mothers. Nothing like walking through a cemetery in full kit to make one feel sorta like a freak.
Once that was done I mounted up and hit 31 miles of back roads for the next 1:50. Not sure if it was the result of good recovery or more hours on the mountain bike, but the ride kicked ass. I think it's a lot from all the time on the Dos Niner lately.
You don't realize how many more things are going on when you mountain bike. Twists, turns, logs, roots, obstacles, shifting the body around. THAT is why mountain biking will ALWAYS kick ass.
I wish I could have gone longer today, but I knew that even though I had good legs, pushing too many hours the week after a 12 hour race could be bad. So I called it at 1:50/31 miles and headed home for some pasta.
This coming week I hope to start building again towards the Mohican 100, and start working on some new nutrition plans.
I've professed my love for Hammer products here many times, but call it the "evolution of my stomach" or just call it "tired of the taste". I can't continue to not keep foods down on rides/races beyond 6 hours. So I'm gonna try some other drinks and products, along with continuing to use Hammer Gel. I'd like to do ONE race this year without feeling warm vomit on my legs.
Hope everyone got some miles in this weekend.