Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Out of the Dark and into TI8



With the end of Christmas and now for resolution ....blah season I do have to train for Trans Iowa.  If I really hope to finish a 330 mile gravel race It starts on the 30th.  Ya not the first.  It appears that I'll be getting a 3 day weekend so One last ride for December.  I haven't been out for a fun/ training ride since the 10th OUCH.  I've been working 50-60 hours a week and overnight and so on.  But the company is now in cheap mode so back to 40 hour work weeks.  This week will be a 100 miles week after this there will be a plan:

Weekly Mileage goal  - NO Excuses  (not including commuting)
Weekly Long ride        -  Even if it's in the dark (or walking through snow)
Diet!  - Not cutting calories or anything but eating the right ones
Beer - Ya not going to quite drinking (never works) but a 2-3 Drink per night limit (part of diet)
Trainer - 2 times per week (min/MAX)
Lots of repeating - "must finish crazy gravel race"
Lose Weight - not as big a deal as training but should happen anyway


Calendar

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Need a return label

I ordered 6" of snow I would like to return this dusting


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Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Last Cup

I hit a couple of these hidden puddles on ERT and plunged in.  I didn't fall down though


Mud road out of Carlisle trying to ride a thin line of snow to stay out of the mud
This was my last Cup-o-dirt ride,  Made it to Indianola, Martensdale (twice) and Finished at the Tap just like the first metric in January.  Good times :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Obligatory Pork reference. This was the best.

My Postcard was the Pork reference, but I'm in.  330 miles of Iowa Gravel!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sycamore 8 Trail Run





























It was 39 and raining, and muddy but course support was fun!  The only time you can ride fat bikes on the trail in mud and not feel guilty about tearing it up a little.  However until the runners went though we didn't leave tracks in the wet mud.  After 80+ people ran though it was a greasy mess though.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pugsley is winterized

Meaning tubes full of slime and flat pedals installed

And it is heavy!


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