Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I feel like a rookie again...

I just went on a 19 mile ride, and even in the lousy shape I'm in, was confident that if I rode sanely I'd be fine.  Of course it was on gravel.  Hilly gravel.  In Kansas.  In July.  Heat index 104F or some ungodly thing.  Regardless, With the number of miles I've logged I was still certain it'd be fine.

Couldn't find my sunglasses or my sunscreen.  Took one bottle.  Misread the breeze, so had a headwind coming home.

Still.  It was a ride.  I actually got Goosebumps coming home, and a headache as soon as I started to cool down.  I'm better now, but am reassured of my  lousy level of fitness, and my rusty riding prowess.  Jeez. 

For what it is worth, I'm considering the Great Divide Race in 2015.  Just a consideration.  But things are changing rapidly in my life, and I'm hopeful to renew the drive and passion I've had for cycling, and I anticipate having more time to devote to the finer things in life soon.


Friday, January 17, 2014

Back at it...

I have AGAIN registered for the DK 200.

Weather has been kinda crappy, and it is too icy to ride safely in NE Kansas.  So.  I'm running.  Doing Insanity workouts.  I'm getting the aerobic side in shape, and I plan on getting some bike time in this weekend.  I'll keep you posted.  I'm looking at starting with 25 milers and building.  For those of you watching to see about my training schedule I'll post my intended distances later this weekend or early next week.

The bike is in shape.  New tires, new chain, new brake pads.  Needs a cleanup, but ready to hit the dirt.

For my friends and colleagues getting started on training programs for the DK, I wish you my best!  Feel free to be in touch and we'll collaborate!