Monday, February 12


Well the fog rolled in as I predicted albeit a bit later than expected. This morning was beautiful and reasonably warm but while out on a nice post-work ride the fog rolled in fast and I was glad I brought my flashy red tail light along! It was that weird freezing fog again and much of my outfit, grips and gloves were coated with a thin layer of frost by the time I got home. Climbing in the dense fog was a bit surreal as I thought one hill was taking a bit long to get to the false flat section when I then realized I was already at the top and about to go back down.Legs are feeling good, the Fuel is working good and all continues as planned. Tonight I picked up a spare new Avid BB7 front brakeset for $60 from a guy off craigslist to put on the backup bike. By tomorrow that bike will be back together again and ready for the race should I need it or the weather turn ugly.Right now temperatures look good though, highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s without any serious chance of precipitation. I'm excited to see my Dad and little brother and have them at the race. Not a lot else to report, we're just going through the motions of prerace week here. Eating and sleeping right, preparing all the gear and watching the weather. Spring finally does feel around the corner though with DST a month away and the mass amounts of snow generally disappearing. I hope you're all enjoying 2007 so far.

1 comment:

Judy said...


The fog comes
On little cat feet.

It sits looking
Over harbor and city
On silent haunches
And then moves on.

Carl Sandburg

Race like a cat. . .quickly and carefully. I'll be thinking of you. Good luck!