Thursday, November 13, 2008

stick season

things have been hectic, not a lot of riding, it's weird without it, without the quiet time, the efforts, the need to eat everything, but it's coming back around. i started working here

and steady cx bike rides of early fall disappeared under a sea of chores, school, work, and plenty of solid socializing to make the previously mentioned flow great; but once again, come fall, i couldn't find time to race cx; seems like a waste of fitness, a whole season's worth of rides turned to potatoes in a month.

but, life is re-sorted and it's nice to be riding more than before; the commute doesn't suck one bit. a few miles of dirt rd to a few miles of winding back road pavement, open views of the mtns the whole way. while i was away from riding the past month, leaves were exchanged for bare branches; stick season is on.

waiting on the snow now. more anxious than i can remember. and i'm psyched to be psyched for it; it's fun, like a kid waiting on xmas.

hunting season is on, trails closed. dirt routes that were warm-ups in summer are full work-outs now. rollers have become climbs... and so it goes full circle once again. soon, i'll be really out of shape and dreaming of ramping it back up. maybe i am already. it always seems to happen naturally. ride when i can. ride more. then some more. then even more. race here. race there. enjoy big fitness. life catches up. no time to ride. then it starts all over...


At 11/14/2008 10:10 AM, Blogger rick is! said...

i hear ya.

At 11/17/2008 8:25 AM, Blogger Big Bikes said...

Me too.

I could count the number of rides I've done in the past two weeks on one hand...even if I were a three-toed sloth...who worked around heavy machinery his whole life...and drank on the job.

Counting the donuts I've eaten however - I would need a third hand.


At 11/17/2008 8:52 AM, Blogger rick is! said...

I can count my rides in the last two weeks on one FINGER! Kinda sucks.


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