Sunday, March 29, 2009

No ride outside !

PhotobucketWoke up to about 6 inches of the white stuff ! It won't stay for long but it will be a while longer before we can get on the trails around here.More road rides will be the norm and I should be getting more guys to come out and ride with some warmer weather.

Cindy and I went back into P town yesterday to get my b-day present from her,some new trail running shoes were in my sights so we went to Bushwhackers to check some out.

Russ helped me pick out some Vasques Mercury's they fit great and I can't wait to get out and enjoy them. Russ was a big help on picking the right shoe by letting me know what type of fit I need to trail run.That is the great thing I like about Bushwhackers the sales people know what they are talking about because they do the sports you do.

I hit the spinner this morning and did some core work for around 1-1/2 hours I should get a good spin ride tomorrow or road ride.

Cindy fixed my B-day dinner for me today because last week I was racing and I it was great as always but I need to do a little extra calorie burning tomorrow. She fixed fried smelt,coleslaw,corn fritters,baked french fries and pina colada cake with coconut ! Damm Good !

See ya !

Monday, March 23, 2009

Race #1 done

I knew the race course was going to be wide open but wow! it was wide open ! I took off with 14 other 35 and over experts and stayed with them in a pelotone for the first mile and half of doubletrack before we hit a big hill and some white rock and I had to let them go.I wish I could have stayed with them because we didn't hit any singletrack for another 1/2 mile,so the first two miles was fast.The singletrack was nice and flowed real good but it did have some nasty rocks and it didn't take long before I seen the first victim fixing a flat tire.

Within 2-1/2 mile we were back on the doubletrack for another 2 miles then some new singltrack that sucked the life out of your legs for maybe a mile then right back on the doubletrack to the finish line.I would guess we had 3 to 3-1/2 miles of singletrack the rest was wide open.

I'm glad I went I never race this early in the season so my fitness is good to finish a expert race in March.
sporting my Bushwhackers green
clickthe start of the races was like this for about a mile

I ended up in 12 place out of 14 in 2:11 min. saddle time,with Citomax,perpetuem and Hammer gel keeping me fueled...I used my Ergon grips GR2Mag. with so much open and the hill climbs it was a good choice.

Next Race Sylvan Island Race #1 in the I-74 series with a couple of running races thrown in.

Pic dump ! Pic dump !

PhotobucketBob chasing me down from one of our Sunday rides,Where's Midz?

PhotobucketSteph turned 20 on the 15th not a teenager no more !

Photobucketthe dungeon got all wet from the rain !

Photobucketgetting some burn time in on the property

See ya !

Saturday, March 21, 2009

race in the morning

I have my 1st races of the season tomorrow,a early start for me,I never race this early in the season but I wanted to get things rolling to keep me motivated.I'm heading down to St Charles right out side of St.louis to Lost Valley the first race for the Midwest Fat Tire series.

The NRS is ready and the CRV is packed,I'm all alone on this race nobody going down with me,I'll get some pics and a race report in late Sunday or Monday.

OH YEAH ! I turned 48 years old yesterday !