Wednesday, July 05, 2006

sometimes rest is best...

Let's felt terrible on Sunday, just wasn't into the ride, decided to skip monday's planned ride and chill-out. ended-up on an impromptu trip to the Fundy Trail. Perfect day for it.

up along the coast in the bay of fundy.

the fundy trail. incredible views of the bay and nova scotia throughout. bikes welcome!

the caves of st martin's where we ate our body weight in fish & chips and lobster rolls.

jenn and her grandma gettin' their knit on back at the lake house.

sat in a chair all afternoon drinking bass. finally managed to get this little dude on "film".

sunset on the lake.

drove home crazy-early tuesday... after feeling so blah on what i was hoping would be an inspirational ride on sunday, something needed to be done. had an hour or two to kill before meeting-up w/Thom down in Wrentham, decided it was finally time to shave da legs. took freakin' forevah! and man, my legs are UGLY! had no idea how bad all those scares looked until getting the legs naked. and the subsequent razor-rash... nasty!

met-up w/thom around 2p, waited for an hour for some severe thunderstorms to dump 1-2" of rain on the trails, then headed-out on the Deluxe super rested and ready to rock. had a fantastic ride. seeing all the lines again, really back on the ball. haven't been mtbiking too much this season, all road training and when i have mtbiked, am usually pretty tired, flat. was freaked-out i'd completely lost the mtb mojo, but there it was yesterday. nice.

the heavy rains had the trails in pretty awful shape, deep mud everywhere and the light coating of tri-flow quickly wore-off, leaving me w/few gearing options w/o chainsuck, but had such a good time staying in one gear, been thinking more and more about building-up an ss!

to really end the ride proper, thom rode down to the lake, onto the dock and off in a graceful bike and body belly-flop. pretty funny shit. i choose for the more traditional clean-up... overall, what a great way to end a long wknd. really needed to rejuvenate the riding spirit and the 2 days of rest and yesterday's great mtbike rip, i'm feeling it. bring-on the races!


At 7/05/2006 5:07 PM, Anonymous .n. said...

IT'S ABOUT TIME! Welcome to'll be a roadie in no time!

At 7/05/2006 6:22 PM, Blogger Andy said...

nathan's right...are we losing you to the dark side of cycling or did you just want to get in touch with your feminine side??

At 7/05/2006 10:36 PM, Blogger Jason said...

What no pictures of the hair tub like Rick? jm

At 7/06/2006 7:17 AM, Blogger rick said...

glad to see you finally took the plunge. Don't worry, once the tan fills in, the scarring won't looks so bad, I promise.

At 7/07/2006 1:25 AM, Blogger Barkernews said...

Way to go with the legs, bro.
You're not femine... you're just a little bit less manly.
But seriously, you'll appreciate it next time you fall. My wife actually thinks its sexy.
Until I go a week without shaving.

At 7/07/2006 5:09 PM, Blogger IF Chicks said...

good luck at Moody !! I want to see you, Thomp and Andy crush the field. Have fun.

PS: shave whatever you like, just please don't go to the dark side..we need you with us.


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