Midwest weather

40 degrees and rainy this afternoon, with a 3-500 foot ceiling, twas a good afternoon to do some work, which is what happened. Most of a week’s worth of prep and organizing in fact, so I’m pleased. I may or may not go for a ride after the news this evening; focus is fine tuning […]

Pika

Used to be my favorite animal when I was little, and still an object of fascination. This shot must have been taken with a huge lens to be so close. Tomorrow’s class lesson, Pika distribution in the mountain ranges of the continental US and the research being done therein on genetic drift. Since the last […]

Some brief technical notes

Set out to augment the narrative below. The bike setup for yesterday was ideal. 30:20 was perfect, not too much for the climbing, able to hang with the gearies in the harder singletrack, and didn’t spin out too bad on the brief pavement (much of which was still uphill). Cockpit is ideal, Midges give great […]

Epic

Cliche yes, but so is “ships passing in the night” until you’ve been on one. Yesterday was epic, not in the sense that anything went wrong, but in the mental sense. We all got pushed, some more than others, and to quote Seb Grieve “its all in the mind.” I went down to Phoenix early, […]

Quick

Cuz I need to go to sleep! Below is a great photo of me assuming the position of the day. I forgot to set my altimeter log, but I think we logged around 6k of up in over 30 miles and 8ish hours. Gorgeous, gorgeous, fantastic riding. My hydration and nutrition was ideal, body felt […]

Bits and pieces

Small version of tomorrows ride, courtesy of Dale (epicrider). Good stuff. 2.5 hours skiing today, trails icy from the last week’s freeze-thaw, but beautiful and a good workout. “Found” a new and much faster way to Flag courtesy of M and mapquest last night. Yeah, it’s been that obvious for the last 6 months. Dumb. […]