Sunday, April 08, 2007

spring snows

After 2wks away, finally made it home to Vermont last wed night, but had to fight a full-out winter storm to get there - winter just won't let go of northern vt with 5-6" more falling last night. Riding has been ... interesting.

Saturday was my first glimpse of the sugarbush adv games. Don't have time for a lengthy race report, short version: temps hovering around freezing, met some cool new folks, got to sprint on my bike for 30mins, then drink beer - it was a good day.

Sunday I'd hoped to get a 3-4hr spin, but not enough hrs in the day, had to settle for 2 hard hours and the legs responded as they usually do after a short hard effort the day before - they were magic! the golden legs are good for the soul. while my wkly hrs were a cpl behind where i'd like to be for the cohutta prep, i'm also really stoked i got as many hrs as i did with everything going-on. just need to adjust my mental state and accept that a 12hr wk isn't a bad thing, but something to be stoked about sometimes - and when on break like i was in florida the wk before last, make the most of it and get that big wk in.

all the constant melting/freezing had this 5-6m stretch of dirt road into sheet-ice with a light cover of powder to make it really interesting. only went down 6 times, figure it's good mtbike (balance) practice, considering i haven't mtb'd since fall:

got shoe covers?

a nice stream running along a climb is just ... nice:

3 Comments:

At 4/10/2007 6:56 AM, Blogger rick said...

ugg, dirt roads this time of year have to totally suck. good resistance though I guess.

 
At 4/11/2007 6:47 PM, Blogger Andy said...

just like Florida right?

 
At 4/11/2007 9:52 PM, Blogger IF Chicks said...

Hello Ride Junkie.... you ready for 100 miles in TN ??? !!!!

:)qioilmsr

 

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