Tuesday, May 03, 2005

first posting...

This being my first official blog posting, I feel it's necessary to write something fitting for the occasion...

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Used my push-powered reel lawn mower for the first time this year. Man, I hate that thing. It doesn't cut the grass any better than a pair of rusty scissors. I'm pysched we're not using any additional gas, but all things being equal, between oil heat for the house and needing a car like any normal american would, we use our share of the black gold. I just figure that if it's possible to save a little bit of the good stuff here and there, we're doing our best. It might not be a lot, but if everyone was bit more conscience of their actions, especially in regards to energy use, it would make a difference. One drop of water doesn't get you wet, but ten thousand will make you freeze your ass off - which i've had the unfortunate occurance to discover more times than i'd like this winter and spring while training... like this past Sunday.

Sunday was supposed to be a solid 100miler on the road around mt manadnock. The rain hung around a lot longer than we expected (or accepted). Within a few miles into our epic, it was clear the rain was going to stick around. The weather exasberated differences in our training, which then split the group. Nathan was in better form and had to split at mile 30 as our pace wasn't keeping his core warm enough for the conditions, but for Rob, Harry and I, the ride was a bad day turned into a solid workout - with a break in the rain for the last 30miles. As my dad mentioned to me the other day - it sure is more fun to ride a group than by yourself. No doubt - especially in cold soaking rain when you thought it was going to be sunny.

While we were out suffering in the rain, a real ride was going down on the north shore - a long, technical mtbike ride. Man, I hate the road bike... but love the results. It's a messy love. Mountain biking is so peaceful, a flow, a part of something simplier, while road biking seems about speed, power and consistency. There is of course much of both in each, but right now i'm just seeing the differences, as i miss the thing I do all the road work for.

1 Comments:

At 5/04/2005 5:10 PM, Blogger C. Ryan O'Till said...

Hey Jeff welcome to bloggy world :) You're off to a good start...

 

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