Great ride today, but I had to take this picture now because I was stopped with major cramps. I only had a Cherry Pop-Tart and diet Mt. Dew before the ride and bonked hard. I was very happy to average over 10mph for a 3+ hour ride and worried I wouldn’t finish after stretching. But I did!
It’s always funny to me what I think of when physically stressed, today it was Shawarma and Baby Guinness, I was able to quench both desires!
A great day of workouts. An hour in the weight room before work, a 1.5 hour ride and USAT tennis.
Race morning warmup. 34 degrees!
with the bike!
My Race: I never feel good about my fitness and this morning was the same, but I lined up against 12 or so guys in the 50+ Cat 3 field and waited for the word GO!
I got the hole shot and by the first turn in the grass I had a couple bike lengths, by the time we got to the woods I had 25 yards, after the first 1/4 mile I never saw anyone behind me again, I was lucky and rode away from the field. Soon I was catching riders from other fields and passed and dropped them.
I am happy to have won my 3rd Southern Classic Mountain Bike Race in the last 7 years (after a ton of mid pack finishes) and emailed USA Cycling to request my Category upgrade that evening, so bad to mid-pack finishes I am sure!
Pre-ride! Tires, as much as I talk about truck tires, I was debating tires for this course, pine straw, sand, and leaves…. what gives grip to that? Nothing!
Frame grab from 360 camera. Today was a fitness triathlon: upper body weights, then 3 hours of mountain biking in Uwharrie and 2.5 sets of tennis singles. I am a little tired before the Super Bowl kick-off.
A picture catches my day. I went to ride Dead Fall in Oak Ridge, the trail is not for me, there is no flow to the system. My day was the same, starts and stops, everything great then crashing to a halt…. I hope I didn’t stop at an end.
Winter Short Track race at Finch Park in Lexington…. top step.
The trails are fun, fast and have a flow. I wasn’t sure I wanted to race, lots of tennis, weights and runs this week, but I had a good start. My legs were heavy as I worked through junior racers. I finished 4th in the mass start and 1st in my age group. Fun fact, I got beat on a sprint by a 12 year old!
Finally got back on some single track!
Started the day working on Deb’s Honda, it has been stumbling and the CEL finally came on, new plugs and coil packs hopefully will fix it.
Then the weight room, a bike ride and tennis. Thank you to all the trail gnomes who worked to open Country Park, I was amazed how trees were down and cleared after Hurricane Michael came through.