Monday, May 11, 2009

A New Start?

Graduation is behind me (which was an entertaining, but draining week) and now my schedule frees up a bit more so that I can get out there and start building some miles. This is a good thing, as I'm still standing on the scale and seeing a number that is not that conducive to being fast on a bicycle.

Got out for a good two hour ride today, the first hour (or close to that) was with someone that I work with the second hour was out on my own tackling some of the short, punchy climbs of western Maine.

It felt great to get out and ride for a solid two hours, but it was a definite reminder that I need many more of those two to six hour rides under my belt before too long. We've got Crank the Kanc this coming weekend, that should be a good wake up for the old legs! After that not much on the immediate horizon- but we'll start looking for a few other races to get me motivated for the rest of May.

One of the things I need to start doing is spend some time in the woods working on the trails I began laying out last fall. It will take some time, but I bet I can get about four to five miles built by the end of the season, and then if I make it a goal to add a couple miles each year I can have some great riding here withing a few years (gotta look long term!).

In a couple weeks the new cross bike should be showing up from Salsa pretty soon. I'm pretty stoked to get this into the quiver, and then the cross-check can go back to it's land of fixieness (is that a word).

So that's it at the moment- more entertainment soon as I decompress from a crazy busy couple of weeks.


1 comment:

bluecolnago said...

strange how "work" becomes one of life's priorities, eh?

the salsa is sweet! i see a few of them at the cx races around here and i like 'em!

good luck at crank the kanc!!!