Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Back to the trainer

Outside, it’s damp, wet and windy. A reminder of what lies ahead. The cicadas were wrong, we did not have a freeze in Sept. Hopefully the wooly worms are right. Their stripes are indicating a mild to average winter.

Last time on the trainer was Feb 28. Seven months off the trainer is not so bad. Weather today is forcing me to the basement. Oh well..

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Too cool!

I'm old school. I think these Dromarti's are awesome.

Summer hangs on..

First day of fall.

Full moon.

And summer hangs on. Not that I'm complaining. Won't be long before we will be wanting some 90 degree days!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Great day for a ride...

and the best ride I've had in a long time.

Today's ride on Strava

Low 50's, warming to low 60's! No wind, legs felt great, motivation was high.

It's good that I had such a great day, coming in to work at 2PM with temps in the 70's would have made it VERY tough.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Where did summer go?

Well, actually it is still here.. but the weather is certainly indicating a change coming soon. Seems like it was only a few weeks ago that we were celebrating Memorial Day.

After a crappy start of the year, and a brutal February,  we got a thaw late in the month of Feb. In fact, I haven't been on the trainer since Feb 24. Nothing but road miles since then. And thirty pounds lighter.

Now come the time to pull out the winter riding gear. This morning's ride was the coolest I've seen since May as it was 48 degree when I rolled out. But it was a beautiful day, with really deep blue skies!

Today's ride

Last year, after having been unemployed all summer, I was totally burnt out. This year is different. I'm feeling more motivated and more energized than I was two months ago. With the cooler weather coming up, I've got to make sure I keep it up. I've worked too hard to get where I am now

DZ-Nuts- Lube em or lose em

Will never ride without it, ever again.
Great review from Competitive Cyclist

Was great to see Daveman has added DZ Nuts Bald Leg Shaving Lotion and DZ Nuts InHeat Embrocation