Just Like Semi Pro
I had my choice of rides today- Road, ghetto farm road/rail trail, or single track. Because I have single track dependency issues, I of course went with single track at Boyce. Frig. It was the wrong choice. Seems that unbeknownst to me and keeping with my current luck, where ever I plan on riding is a magnet for storms. Not sure WHEN exactly the M'ville area got rain, but it looked to only have rained ON the park! HA! I like a good mud ride as much as the next guy, but I HATE Boyce in the mud. See pic for why-
Boyce mud is like sticky clay. It gets in your tires and reduces them to slicks. Some trails were darn good, but the shitty ones outweighed the good ones. I tooled around for a bit, got a sweat on, but wasn't having any fun. And that is the point for me. I figured my time would be better spent at home knocking out some XXC pages before Dad duties took over.
On the way home I kept thinking how this ride (or lack of) was just like my experience with the movie Semi Pro. I was all geeked up to see Semi Pro. I loved Anchor Man and Blades of Glory, and since as I "mature" my tastes in movies gets steadily more Immature I figured it would be great. Wrong. I remember putting on the DVD and in 10 minutes thinking "this is UNwatchable!!" Today's ride was just like that.
But I'm not gonna cry in a pint of something NOT beer about it. I'll make up for it tomorrow. Today I knocked out some good work, got more things planned out for XXC3 and did some bike work, which included, cutting down and installing my new Ergon grips on the Dos.
Of course I needed to geek out a bit...
Wow! That's a pretty big per grip weight difference. Sweet! There is a bit less rubber on new grips. I'll be anxious to see what my hands think after a few long rides and races.
Oh, yeah, the Lumberjack is hurling it's 100 miles of single track at me PDQ! YIKES! I have to say I'm worried about this one. A Long drive, that I have no idea where I'm going, followed by 4 25 mile laps of rolling on the gas single track. It's gonna be hard to pass though the pits and NOT want to just stop.
The point to point races are so different in that you don't have that pit area calling you name, telling you to stop. Have a beer. Chillllaxxx. In hindsight I should have schedule the Big Bear 12 hour and then the Wayne Ultra. Oh well, you live, you learn, you drive to Michigan to race 100 miles. Actually I'm looking forward to it. The rolling hills might play more to my gut of rolls. Jut hope the rain stays away