Monday, July 13, 2009

Wed Happy Hour Ride

In the spirit of making hay while the sun shines...

The Wednesday Happy Hour ride is once again a go this week.

Wheels rolling 5:45pm sharp. We have to run a tight schedule in order
to get the kids in bed & Grandma home post ride (beer) so make sure
your air has tires and all that on Tuesday night.

The management vaguely intends to encourage a mellow, social pace.
While mellow might not translate to everyone we will do our utmost to
keep it social (more conversation than heavy breathing) and fun for
all (in any event there's always beer at the end). If you want the
ride to be easier move up closer to the front of the group for a
steadier pace. If you want to get more of a workout move to the back
of the group where you can get some intervals in courtesy of the
accordion effect. All bets are off if we have a bunch of mechanicals
or other delays and have to hustle to make it back for the beer
portion of the ride (see last week). In that case we will do a race
effort back to the house. First one back to the driveway gets first
pick from the cooler. ;-)

The ride will be maestro'd by me...i.e. I will pick the route and do
my best to keep the group together. There are only so many variations
we can do for a 1.5 hour ride but I'm always open to suggestions. I
try to put together a basic loop on Wednesday morning so that I can
let any late arrivals know where they can intercept us. So, speak up
early if you have a preference. This week I am already craving some
Renegade Nachos!

This week's beer list is still in committee but it'll be good.

See you there?

-- Post From My iPhone

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Recent doings

Much needed vacation, including the stellar 'ritas at Tortuga's Lie in the Outer Banks.

and exercise in the form of digging and digging

and some sand surfing

and general joy from being at the beach

and even some quiet time meditating on life, love, & happiness...stoke-meter at 11.

Post-vaca started with the Ten Fiddy ride, 60+ miles on road starting at 10pm...accompanied of course by multiple beer stops. In bed after 3am and up again at 7 for another ride. Needless to say I was slightly destroyed after that.

The following day was the start of semi-monk mode to prepare for cross season. Thus means getting the body back in balance with a lot of veggies and water. I couldn't give up that morning cup of coffee though. I'm digging the increase in veggie's like rocket fuel (in more than one way).

Thor loves the trails so we have been getting out on the trail-a-bike and hitting the trails at Patapso Avalon.

I have to say that sharing in the experience of mountain biking with my son is cool.

Lastly, I registered for the Shenandoah Mountain 100 again. My goal is to finish on under 10 hours. Last year I did 10hr 14min so it's within reach but I'll need good legs and some luck. In any event it'll be a good block of training before 'cross season begins.

Only 81 days until Charm City Cross and 2 days until I can have a beer.!

-- Post From My iPhone