Friday, July 06, 2007

Back in the saddle

How did July sneak up on us like that? Now that it is post Fourth of July I'm feeling way off the back in terms of my fitness. Not much I can really do about it now, other then pile on some quality miles and use the local racing as a good way to do speed workouts.

Last night was the first night of the Importech Summer Series up at Great Glen, this is an eight week series that is a lot of fun. Run in a sorth of TT format (start when you want between 3:30 and 7pm. It's a quick course (fast guys low 20's) with a good mix of gravel roads and single track. The cool part for me is that I can race then attache the trail-a-bike and Emma and I can ride with Lillo while she does her race. Which is exactly what we did last night. Lillo did great, she wasn't too excited to ride a couple sections of single track solo as I couldn't take the trail-a-bike on them without a very real chance of launching Emma into the weeds. Lillo even had a great wreck on a downhill when she got the speed wobbles and ended up crashing into the tall grass (she was fine- embarrassed but fine).

I am pretty proud as she ran the Four on the Fourth two days ago (four mile running race) and then did the bike race last night. Not bad for eight years old!

Me on the other hand? Still barely able to walk after that foolish running race. But I had a good time last night. Two off the bike issues where I tried to find a new line during the race that didn't quite work. That and I think this course will be a good one to run the 32x18 as I was spun out a fair amount and could have pushed a taller gear over the climbs if I had to. It'll be good to see what A1 and JJ run next week!

That's it from me. Hopefully some good riding this weekend.




bluecolnago said...

sounds like you guys had a great time! it's great that the family races together.

what kind of flatland speeds do you get running a 32 x 18 gear? is that on a 29er?

have a great weekend!

weak and feeble said...

Blue, that is on a 29er, not real sure about the top end speed- I'll have to ask JJ as I don't run a computer- but when we spin them up to 120-130rpm we can get them moving- still losing ground to the geared guys who can crank it up to the big ring but keeps us a touch closer!

ride on.