Set-backs. No one likes them. We all like to complain about them… but in the end, they still bite. This last Thursday, I was physically and mentally ready to pack up the car and drive 8hrs out to the NorthEast Corner of Arizona for a race. I had never ridden the area and was really looking… Read More Well, that bites…
Today was a good day on the bike. 28 miles and 2,900+ feet of climbing at altitude. The local mountain bike club up here at Mammoth Lakes puts on a yearly ride this time of year, the “Big Friggin’ Loop”… the long distance guys go 50+ miles, I opted for the mini at 27 miles.… Read More Mammoth’s (mini) Big Friggin’ Loop
In a past lifetime, a coach said to me… “Really… you are a fat kid squeezed into an athletic body!” What he meant is that I have a (slight) obsession with food… and I think about it all the time. The fattier and more unhealthy, the better. The good thing is that gone are the… Read More Oink! Oink!
Everyone knows that I’m a planner. Every vacation, work travel, event, social gathering, etc I’ll usually plan. (I’m not sure if everyone else is lazy or I’m just a control freak!) But having a plan doesn’t mean that you have to stick to the plan, that’s what a lot of people don’t understand. It just means… Read More Exploring
Recent surgery aside, I’m certainly asking myself: “Really, are we gearing up for 2 more races this season… You know, you’ve only got 5 more weekends to train…” *sigh* Why do I always bite off more than I can chew? So, yes. This weekend will be my first ‘real’ weekend of training since before the… Read More Am I really doing this?
*Sigh!* It’s raining here in San Diego, which means no training – no matter how much I want to. Yes, yes, yes… plenty of you may be able to get out there and train throughout the year. I love seeing your pictures of riding in the snow. But it’s been getting <50F in the morning… Read More Rainy Days = No Training