Monday, January 26, 2009
Snow, Snot and Gel Packs
I'm definitely longing for Mud, Blood and Beers, but I need to take what I can get. Saturday morning a group of us met to discuss the potential for a Wednesday night race series. Hopefully there will be more details to follow on that front.
After the meeting, it was a balmy 12 degrees, so Dave F. and I headed to Highland for some XC skiing. We got in about 2 and a half hours and hit some great hills. Southside loop, West loop and East Cut Off loop. I'd forgotten how crazy the East loop is. Good times. All in all a decent workout given the weather. There was also a lot of CX talk which was a bonus since I typically ski by myself and when I ski by myself I tend to talk about my other passion, pot holder weaving. Skiing certainly doesn't suck, but talking about riding and racing definitely made the time go by quicker. There's no question the hamster wheel would have been better training in the long run, but you can't put a price on sanity, and a basement full of stripper's couldn't keep me on the trainer for 2:30. Maybe that's what the YMCA needs, a stripper pole class during a spin class. Then again, I'm not a big fan of strippers or spin classes, nor do I belong to the Y.
Hopefully we'll see some temps in the 30's again soon. I'm ready to hit the road. Not so ready that I'm going to ride in 12 degree weather, but 30 degree ready in any event.
The weather channel has Sunday projected at 31, so if those sons-a-bitches can be trusted my next post might include an actual ride report. Mmmm ride report. Anyone want to ride? If it's too cold we can just drag our trainers to "Fantasy Nights."