Saturday, April 14, 2012


I'm a rock star.... But not really

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fast ride

I went on the fast ride today. I severely underestimated the meaning of "fast." I made it seven miles before the group kicked the pace to a level that I simply didn't have. Seven miles is a really short amount of time when you are averaging 27 mph. I took a pull at the front, and moved over and never was able to regain the slip stream. They dropped me like a 8 year old on a trike. I rode the rest of the ride with another straggler. I hurt all over now.

It was great. I'll do it again next week for sure.

Beer by candlelight

Why by candlelight? Simple. We don't have power. A clap of thunder took us out about 2 hours ago. I wanted a beer but I hadn't biked yet (a firm prereq for my nightly beer). So I got on the trainer and did it in the dark. It was like some crazy sensory deprivation experiment. While not horrible, it also wasn't fun. However, I sure am enjoying my beverage. The candlelight does not diminish flavor.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


A spring time field I passed.

I did my standard 30 miles today. There were a ton of cyclists out on the road. The Wabash River Cycling club had a good looking group rolling down the road. We came together at an intersection and went the same direction. I wanted to be faster than them, and two of them wanted to be faster than me. After about 4 miles, I won. However, then I turned around and passed them going back into town. Nothing like an imaginary race to get 5 miles down the road.

My bike has been giving me some fits lately, so I took it to the bike doctor for a check up. Tomorrow I should have a new chain, new cassette, new brake barrel, and a longer stem (apparently this contributes to me looking like a hunchback while biking). I actually biked through a cassette. I consider that an accomplishment. Hopefully, I don't need a new bottom bracket, but I'm afraid that is where the loud clicking was originating from.

We shall see tomorrow.