Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cirrem III

Well didn't get to finish the race, but I got a nice 28 mile gravel ride in the freezing drizzle, and fresh snow. Started out at a good pace, but my weak leg and aching back slowed me down.  I decided to pull the plug at 140th and Badger drive since I was unable to get myself warm.  It was 12 more mile to cumming from there and that was enough.  I hope to heal up the next week or so and get back into some milage again.  This sitting around and healing crap is for the birds.




After 1 hour I knew I was done.

The rest of the group I was riding with hung on for an hour long than me


Mountain bike was a good choice

Then The After Party:









Saturday, February 26, 2011

DNF



Called it at 140th and Badger drive.  12 miles back.  I made the right choice too cold.  Way too cold

Friday, February 25, 2011

1000 Miles



Stop under the bridge to drink one to the first thousand miles this year.  Beat my goal of the end of febuary.  And its fitting to finish in the snow :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New parts for the tandem



Got these in the mail today.  WTB  ust tubeless 1.95 and 2 Mary bars...now all I need is the bike


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

4 Years

Haven't been able to do much for the past 4 days.  The stomach flu first then back/leg pain have kept me in bed.  Today I feel a little better so here is something...oh ya and 4 years off the cigarettes today.  My original plan on Cirrem was single speed and under 5 hours but with this new pain I'm going for geared 29r and finishing.  I think the geared mountain bike even though it's heavy will be easier on my body and not force me to grind up hills that will hurt my back.  I thought about the geared cross bike, but that will lead me to trying to keep up with other riders and hurting myself more.  So I'll save the SS for Almonzo 100.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

:)



What did you see on the way home from work today?  Heres to the longway home.

Location : 531-567 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50309,

Thursday, February 17, 2011