So I suck at blogging lately, guess I should get a crappy desk job again. That might help. Anyyyyyway, on an AM ride early this week I came across this guy. Hello friend. Strangely enough, the more animals and wildlife I see out on the trail, the more I consider it a good omen. So I chalked this guy up to good luck, said hey and kept on rolling. Is it strange to talk to animals? I talked to the bears constantly on the GDMBR.
It's been a bit hazy lately but still can't beat riding on trails that just happen to be on the way to your destination.
It's cooler up high...sort of.
Note to self: Next time you try to put off buying a sleeveless jersey, don't. Remember there is a reason you want one. It's called JULY!
Anyway more riding led to more eating. Marni and I stopped at a bakery mid ride the next day and stole my emergency $5 for cookies. Yum.
Huh, lookie there. I'm stuffing my face again on another ride. It's still hot. 2Epic, I don't know how you do it at 110! I went through 2 bottles an hour the other day which is tough to do without a hydration pack.
Mike! So glad to have you back.
Erik smiling as always.
Today Marni and I rode up to Boulder and stopped mid ride for lunch at Murphy's. I could really get into touring between places to eat. Then we rode home, dodging storms and enjoying light rain. Now I'm hiding out in the basement working on the computer and flipping between Ace of Cakes and Deadliest Catch.
This weekend I'm off to get some (more) intensity up in Winter Park with a XC race and a super D. My strategy for the super D? Don't get hurt before the CTR! Speaking of which, CTR is going to be a climbfest and I'm excited. The GPS track I made doesn't have a huge number of points so the mileage is low (really about 530) but navigation is generally easy so I just wanted a sanity check and the detours well marked. I took 32x16 gearing on the Divide but this will be a different story. I'm thinking 32x18, 34x20 or 36x22?Big thanks to TomP by the way, looks like I'll be at the Vapor Trail in September.