Thursday, August 18, 2005

Training Again - Still

Well, I'm not sure anyone is actually out there reading the blog anymore, but the absence of an audience has never been a good reason not to write.

So lets see. Since I last wrote, I bought a new bike. Got a sweet deal at REI on a closeout on a 2004 Marin Venezia. I've been very pleased with it. It has a few hiccups here and there, but I expect the maintainence tune-up will iron those out. Very pleased with the bike, and it weighs next to nothing compared to what I was riding before.

Also I am going to ride the Seagull Century October 8th. Should be a good ride. A fair number of my friends from Tahoe will be riding as well. Have no idea where I am going to stay. Since there are no hotels available with 20 miles of Salisbury, I think I may just have to resort to camping at Assateague. Unfortunately that's a 45 minute ride from teh start line so that means we may have to roll out hour and half before the start time to make sure everything is cool...but what are you to do.

Training has been going well. Have been trying to be good about getting a ride in every Monday and Tuesday night. Also did 40 up and down the Mt. Vernon trail with Katie and Andrea from Tahoe and did a metric with Katie and Sami out on the Eastern Shore a couple weekends ago that went pretty well. I pettered out a bit near the end but otherwise I think I'm going to be O.K. by October. Hopefully the heat has finally broken and hydration won't be an issue so much any more.

Did a training ride with a new TNT rider monday. Carenfrom the National Capital team. She's doing really well and is going to kick the shit out of Seagull.

Other than that, I just need to focus on keeping getting rides in and on getting my self up to 75 soon. I should be able to do it. I think I might ride tomorrow morning. We'll see if I can get myself out of bed early enough.