Tuesday, October 23, 2007

no more travel?

well, i don't think the bike will be coming with me very much this fall and winter. i just don't get enough time during sunlight hours when i'm traveling for work now. this week i'm in poughkeepsie, ny and since i drove, it was easy to just bring my regular cross bike.

i'm nursing some body discomforts so it's ok that i don't have the time to put in long miles while i'm here. let the body heal, right? i rode a few miles, practiced some remounts, and checked out vasser college. fall is a pretty time with the leaves changing. despite the unseasonably warm weather though, the campus was rather empty so i was able to tool around on the grass without the usual funny looks.

next week i'm off to seattle where i get to hang out with this guy. Yeah, he is pretty awesome and promised to lend me a bike to ride so I don't have to check the trusty Ritch-y. I'll try to post a report if we get out on two wheels this Monday.

Friday, October 12, 2007

To the Cape!

Usually I have to get on a plane to see my clients. On Tuesday I had a visit to a local client a mere 40 miles away in Attleboro. The timing couldn't have been better. There is a great Tuesday night cyclocross training series in Middleboro. I didn't have to pack the Ritchey this time since I was driving so I brought my race bike instead. If you can get to Middleboro, MA on a Tuesday evening, I'd strongly recommend this fun training race. There were McCormacks, Hot Tubes kids, women, fixed gears, and regular joes like me. At the end they raffled off some beer, coffee, and socks for everyone who paid to enter the race. Despite not winning the raffle, I had fun.

I'll be there again this coming Tuesday if weather permits..

Friday, October 5, 2007

Davidson miles

I got a nice 60 miles in on Thursday in Huntersville, Davidson, Mooresville, North Carolina. I'll post some pictures and more details soon. Overall it was a nice hot day for a ride.

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/episode/view.do?episodePk.pkValue=4205400 ...,m

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Hunting ground in Huntersville

I'm sitting in a bbq restaurant with one more day to burn in Boone county KY before heading a little further east to Huntersville, NC. I rode the excercise bike at the Courtyard Marriott since I did not feel like unpacking the Ritchey for what would have been a short ride tonight. Excercise bikes make me sweat more than riding outdoors yet feel more awkward, slow, and uncomfortable than any other piece of excercise equipment I can think of.

Tomorrow night I'll be in Huntersville and Thursday I have the whole day to myself to put in an epic 50+. Hopefully I don't get too lost since I do not know the area at all. Don't fail me now trusty Garmin gps!