Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ahhh, hills.

Finally beginning to feel like the snap is returning to my legs!

Worked hills today, felt great! Long hard repeats, and successfully so.

So much else is going on - feels good to be able to have the confidence that the DK will go well.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Get Spoked! In the words of Rebecca Martin -

A wonderful person and avid cyclist has it right. The following is the mission statement at the top of her blog, and I buy every word:

Of the cycle, by the cycle, for the cycle. Written by a 50-something female from Kansas, seeking other cyclists who share her goal of cultural velo-domination. Get spoked about cycling!

Follow her riding and writing at:

Regarding the DK and training: Stephen and I had a killer ride yesterday. We rode the road bikes, cause the gravel around here isn't gravel as much as soup. Hammered into the wind to Horton and back. I led most of the way there, blew myself apart, and Stephen flew into Hiawatha about 3/4 mile ahead of me hammering hard. I was just breathing hard.

A good start, with about 4 1/2 months to pull get it together.

Thanks for following along.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dirty Kanza 2010

I made the roster, which filled in under 14 hours.

Training has begun! Loving being back on the bike, after a lengthy hiatus. Guru's Gravel Grinder last week almost killed me, ended up 35 miles on velcro-like clay. I really enjoyed the ride, and it was a nice eye-opener that I have some substantial work to do.

At the same time, I'll be tearing down a house, and starting a brewery!

More soon.