Friday, December 28, 2007

Good Way to Start the Day

I skinned up Cranmore this morning at 6am for bit of first tracks after we picked up some fresh snow last night. It was a great way to start the morning and reminded me of many of the TWAF training rides that used to begin in the early morning.

This trip was solo but it still felt really good to get out that early. I'm not sure what it is about the early morning but you just feel like you're getting so much more out of the day when you start the day with some fun adventure before the sun even comes up.

Other then that not much else going on. Got out on the cross bike on the road for an hour and a half on the 26th, that felt good- but boy a month off from the bike and I don't feel very strong any more!

Got out skiing with the girls at Whitaker Woods yesterday, and hope to do that again today.

That's it from here.


Friday, December 21, 2007

Hamilton to Rock Racing

Just read this on VeloNews- that Tyler Hamilton will be racing for Rock Racing next season.

I've been a fan of Tyler's for some time- and I have no idea if he doped or not- and I've gotten to the point I almost don't care (as long as he's clean going forward).

Anway- it'll be good to see a New England rider going fast again next year.

That's it on this front- have a good holiday if I don't post again for a few days.

ride safe.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Not much to report

We've gotten some great snow, so the skiing is awsome but the bikes have been relegated to the basement. The only bike that has been seeing any use is K's as she's been riding the trainer on a regular basis. I need to get my butt in gear!

Planning on a good skate ski after work in Whitaker- any takers?



Thursday, December 13, 2007

No bike time

Top of Cranmore

So winter appears to have arrived earlier than usual this year to most folks' delight. I've gotten more skiing in at this point than most years by Christmas. Looks like the weather gods are going to continue t smile upon us with the threat of some more storms in the next few days as well.

Shot of Mt. Washington from Denmark, ME

Due to the snow however, the only riding I have been doing is after getting off a lift and its more of sliding than riding. I'll take it though. But I do feel the need to peddle some to avoid marshmallow but setting in. Of course that will match my marshmallow belly nicely.

See ya on the slopes.


Thursday, December 06, 2007

Chilly Ride

With the snow still on the trees and the sun shining I decided to head out for a ride even though it's frigid out. It was a balmy 15 degrees when I left. Headed up over Davis to Gulf and Leavitt. Pretty much the same route I ride most every time. The only difference is with the snow Potter isn't rideable back so I spun around and rode back the way I came. Then rode back over Davis and home. I was dressed for the cold except I didn't start the ride wearing any face protection, after about 100 yards I stopped and put one on. Up on Gulf I talked with a woman who was walking her dog, she excited to see someone else out. The climb up Gulf sucked like always especially sucking in cold air. The view at the top of Leavitt was worth the suffering up though.

Too bad Mt. Washington was in the clouds, still a great view anyway.



My youngest daughter wanted to ride on the trail-a-bike to school today- a day when it was 9 degrees outside and we now have snowbanks. She didn't want to do it back in September when it was nice out- and when I said it was cold she said we could wear all our warm ski stuff.

Needless to say we drove in.

Anyone skiing this weekend?


Monday, December 03, 2007