Sunday, February 12, 2006

Bay Circuit Trail

Enormous nor'easter dumpin' and dumpin' and dumpin' on our epic trail conditions, looking at 18" or so. Yack! Oh well, nothing last forever... AND, andy and I got a solid mtb ride in yesterday under sunny skies (and ass-cold temps). my car read 18 on the way to andy's at 7a and when we wrapped-up at noon temps had "soared" to 28. We had a great time getting lost trying to follow the Bay Circuit Trail. The trails we frequent on the North Shore of Boston are crazy-technical and a blast to ride, so we usually ignore the more mellow routes and options in and around the area. Yesterday's exploration of the carriage roads of the Bay Circuit was great for simple spinning vs the "power riding" style necessary for technical trails - and opens-up some great endurance training opportunities leading-up (and past) the Cohutta 100miler in April.

The start to this season has been much different than past couple years as Andy is also getting ready for the Cohutta and the weather's been perfect. I can sometimes hook-up with Rob for road rides in the winter, then mtb rides out our door(s) in the Fells come Spring/Summer, but having Andy all fired-up for the Cohutta has been great company on the early season training rides. I do believe that solo rides are necessary for interval work (rob and i did a couple good ones together, but those days are rare), but that's only 1-2days/wk and having someone to train with on the other days (or at least 1-2/wk) is really sweet.

Man, i really love to ride my bike! raced back from yesterday's ride to attend a 1yr-old's b-day party, which was fun for us adults too (beer and cake, how can you beat that!?), then un-loaded the bike from the car and all i wanted to do was ride more, who cares that i already rode for 4hrs... so i spun around the neighborhood jumping off curbs and whatnot until my hands were frozen and it was time to watch the real pros do their thing on the Olympics... who doesn't love the Olympics!? dedication at it's best. nbc's coverage might be lame, but it's still great to watch...


At 2/12/2006 6:12 PM, Blogger Andy said...

was it the love of biking or all the sugar from Cake that kept you bombing around your hood last night?

At 2/13/2006 9:00 AM, Blogger JB said...

Or maybe the sugar mixed up with the hops?

Either way sounds like a good day.


At 2/13/2006 3:33 PM, Blogger jeff said...

cake and beer is definitely an intoxicating mix! could be future power food. enough of this Perpetum / Sustained Energy crap!


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