Monday, November 5, 2007

The Most To Gain...

Pictured at left is, "The Beast". In it's day it was the mack-daddy of bikes... now however... it's cool b/c its "retro" and... heavy. It's so old school that the bottle cage bolts are actually integrated into the frame. Freakin SWEET! It's a loner from a friend. He said that I can use it indefinitely which is really cool b/c I can just use it instead of spending a grand or so on a new road bike to train on in the rainy shitty winter here in Eugene! Good stuff...

Anyway, if chose a discipline where I could improve the most and make up the most time in a race... it would have to be the bike! How do you improve on the bike? You get in the saddle for extended periods of time. You can also go ride with guys that are much stronger cyclists and try to keep up. I went on my first official "group" ride yesterday. I use the term "group" loosely b/c there were only 4 guys including myself. I guess that still a group... just a small one. Anyway, I headed out with Scott, (tri-bud), Ken (hubby of Coach Gina), and Erich (young buck and future world champion). All these guys can kick my arse on the bike... which is kinda the point for me. I don't want to go out and be stronger than everyone... I want to be the guy that's working himself until he pukes to keep up. We didn't go out and hammer... but we did climb 3 significantly long and steep hills... which is where everyone seems to pull away. So this morning I sit here with fatigued legs but also with the knowledge that I made some good bike fitness gains. Good times good times.

Total Time: 02:34:55
Total Distance: 42.25 miles
Avg HR: 151

In other news... did you guys know that I have an identical twin? Well I do! And guess what? He's comin for a visit today! YES! You can imagine the claziness that will ensue and I'll do my best to keep you up to date as things develop. He also completely stresses me out! I'll not go into detail but... yeah... it's not always happy happy joy joy if you know what I mean.

Breathe... breathe very very deeply... and while you're at it... breathe a little extra for me.


Anonymous said...

Dude, you're stronger than you think on the bike! It was a pleasure to ride with people that love to be out there as much as me.

Know your limits and start from there! I say.

till next time

blink140pnt6 said...

"fatigued legs but also with the knowledge that I made some good bike fitness gains."

Feels good don't it.


Al said...

Twin that's interesting...
Sounds like trouble.

Tri-Dummy said...

That picture is going to give me nightmares.

Bald heads and puckered lips.


Lewie Tenorio said...

Call me crazy, but I like that bike-till-I-puke feeling. It's an almost out of body experience for me, sometimes.