Sunday, March 21, 2010
There were even some dudes out there running barefoot. I hear that that is supposed to be better for you, but for now, I'll keep my Brooks.
Anyway, I have to give "mad props" to Rick, as he was clearly representing the Racer-X t-shirt. I tried to be prepared, so I washed mine the night before, but I neglected to take to the next phase, which is the drying...
Race results? Yep...
GPS Data? Sure...
Let the racing begin!
So, a few of us ventured out to Bradley Palmer & Willowdale for a ride. The VAST MAJORITY of the trails were in great shape, which was what I told by my eye-witness reporter, Mr. Flawless. There were, however, some sections which were wet, and by wet, I mean rivers. We made it through one such river crossing (twice) without a problem, but there was another, MUCH longer, section--maybe 50-60 meters, that I alone tried to cross. The water was DEEP, and COLD, and I got probably 85% of the way across before the soft bottom finally sucked me to a stop. The water was over the bottoms of my shorts. Zoiks! Jean, Tim and Rick wisely went around.
My epiphany came when I was contemplating the ease of post-muddy ride maintenance with a fully rigid singlespeed, but that was short lived as I then remembered that I'd have Jean's bike to clean AND we had let Rick borrow one of our bikes... Sunday was a day of cleaning and lubing.
Anyway, if you click on the slideshow above, you can link to the photos directly.
Monday, March 8, 2010
On the plus side, we did find some new singletrack!
As I mentioned earlier, we have an opportunity to take a "team field trip" up to the Pearl Izumi outlet in North Conway, NH, and get deeper discounts on their already discounted clothing/shoes. Jean and I usually make at least one trip up there each year to load up on gear... Anyway, I'm currently looking at May 15th. Stay tuned for details!