Monday, November 03, 2008

Transition

I've definitely entered what I feel to be my transitional time of year. Daylight savings has reallocated my waking daylight hours. Before too long, there will be a lot of people with guns populating the woods. On top of that, my legs are pretty wiped out after a long season of riding/training. I'm planning on taking a good 5 to 7 days of little or no exercise starting Nov. 14th. It's going to be tough. I was looking back in the books yesterday, and I couldn't find a stretch of inactivity that long in just over a year. But it should end up being a good thing in the end. I'm hoping to come out on the other side with fresh energy and motivation to get ready for skiing.
On to current events: We've been having unseasonably warm weather over the last few days, and so we've had to take full advantage by doing some good riding. Saturday afternoon Sarah and I did a nice leisurely road ride up Good Hart way. Sunday I met up with Benson, Rob, Matt, and Tim for a great ride on the NCT at Larks Lake Road. I decided to trade the front shock for gears and rode the Quiring 29er fully rigid. I go back and forth on whether or not I like this setup. Yesterday it felt fine. It's amazing how different it feels riding a rigid bike, especially going uphill. Anyway, we rode a good 13 miles at a really good clip. Come on out for riding and/or beer on Wednesday. After that, the WNR will be up in the air due to weather and hunting. Hope everyone had a good weekend.

4 comments:

Kristina said...

I like the new picture.

Sarge said...

dude, I'm diggin' the new pic. It's reeaalll nice.

Sarge said...

I think I've got those headlamps sold, if not I will let you know.

Sarah said...

I took it up at Wilderness last winter. It was amazing!