Wednesday, January 31, 2007

11 days to go

til the first race of the year. I know I'm not ready, but I never will be so I'm just going to do it anyway. I still need a lot of work on my base, but I am going to have to do some interval work if I want to even try to hang on. At least the sun is out and I can do some rides outside. Getting out on the mountain bike today was wonderful. It's going to be a great year.

Date: January 31
Mileage: 17
Ride type/Bike: Mountain Bike (Tapeworm)/Pisgah
January mileage: 167
Year to date mileage: 167

Date: January 30
Mileage: 30
Ride type/Bike: Rail Trail + Road + Gravel Loop/Tricross
January mileage: 150
Year to date mileage: 150

Date: January 29
Trainer Ride. BLEH. Watched Reservoir dogs though. Bloody flick!


Sunday, January 28, 2007

Another Short Ride

I wasn't really going to even count this ride. Then I remembered reading the huge percentage of trips under 2 miles Americans make by car and I decided that any trip (even to the playground) that I don't use the car is a valid bike ride! I rode the Pisgah because I'm still working on getting the rear tire to seal up. I think I'm almost there.

Date:Date: January 28
Mileage: 4
Ride type/Bike: Father-Daughter Neighborhood Ride/Pisgah
January mileage: 120
Year to date mileage: 120

Sometimes Slow is Best

Gorgeous Day here. Started out about 32 and clear, and was 55 by 4pm. After a stop by my favorite bike shop: Black Diamond Bikes to get a wheel trued, we hit the CJ's Bakery, and and our favorite Meat smoker for supplies. We then drove down to the Cedar River trail where we did a 6 mile out and back at about 4mph.

Date: January 27
Mileage: 6
Ride type/Bike: Father-Daughter Rail Trail Ride/ Bridgestone
January mileage: 116
Year to date mileage: 116


Thursday, January 25, 2007

Ahhhh Singletrack

Hit singletrack for the first time this year today. I stayed pretty close to home as I had just put new Schwalbe Nobby Nic's on my Stan's notube's Rims. I used standard tires, not the UST version so mounting them up and getting a good seal is always bit of a challenge. They hooked up very nicely.

My local trails need some serious chainsaw work. I was glad my clyclocross dismount and mount had not gotten too rusty.

Date: January 25
Mileage: 10
Ride type/Bike: Local Singletrack/Pisgah
January mileage: 110
Year to date mileage: 110

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Ding Dong the Snow is Gone

Man have I been slacking. The snow is finally gone, and today it got up to a balmy 55 degrees! I had to get off my butt and start putting in some base miles.

I'm so stinking sore from snowmobiling Sunday and Monday, but the slow flat ride really helped loosen me back up.

My theory on working out is never stop starting again.

Date: January 24
Mileage: 26
Ride type/Bike: Rail Trail/Tricross
January mileage: 100
Year to date mileage: 100

Date: January 23
Mileage: 26
Ride type/Bike: Rail Trail/Tricross
January mileage: 74
Year to date mileage: 74


Friday, January 12, 2007

I'm really going to log rides here!

It's January 12th and haven't broken any New Year's resolutions yet! Of course I didn't make any either. I was just browsing Bike related blogs and I saw the way VelociPete uses his as a ride diary, and I thought I'd borrow that idea. Here's catching up:

Date: January 11
Mileage: 5
Ride type/Bike: Snow Play/Pisgah
January mileage: 48
Year to date mileage: 48

Date: January 6
Mileage: 23.5
Ride type/Bike: Gravel/Pisgah
January mileage: 43
Year to date mileage: 43

January 3
Mileage: 19.5
Ride type/Bike: Road/Tricross
January mileage: 19.5
Year to date mileage: 19.5