Monday, January 28, 2008

Kansas Recon

Spent the weekend around the Mount Hope area of Kansas checking out just how flat it is, the only contour of notice were the overpasses. The Dirty Kanza course is to the east and I do believe it will seem mountainous compared to where we were. Check out who is participating here. Any Front Rangers interested?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Harden Up

I just got this in the mail from Mr Roy, the leader of the Crossniac revolution.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Cowboy Up

I did some cross-training today at the National Western Stock Show.

Spin of the Edge

I took advantage of the weather on Sunday and knocked out an easy ride on the Waltworks. I have left the CX setup on it which works well for snowy paths and loose gravel on the roads. STP seemed to have been playing loudly in the head, all things are good.
The Waltworks with Grn Mtn looming in the distance.

A snowy trail along Bear Creek.

View of Mt Carbon in BCLP.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Playing catch-up

With a break from the weekend lunge sessions at altitude, spent to today catching up on those unfinished tasks lingering from before cx season. I did sneak in a short run to clear the mind. Tomorrow looks to be yet another perfect day so I plan to steal some time in the afternoon to get a nice ride in.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Dark sky causes

The edginess has begun to creep back into the legs, my mood is anxious for the upcoming year, the general feeling of restlessness has taken over. Their is no off-season for those whose legs have grown weary with age. Time to start spinning, even though the cold air has settled on the Front Range.

Berating has become the new motivating message being preached at the Anti-Gym, an old wrestling coach preferred this method and it had little affect on my motivation. Maybe this is my resistance to having a coach, I do hear the little voice in my head pushing me forward.

The bike search will take a slight detour as I check out the Cannondale line cross bikes. The Crossniacs have picked them up as a new sponsor. If the sizing doesn't work out, I will check our Dean and then PM.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Batteries Full

I spent the last two weeks living high in the mountains amongst the snow and vacationers. The experience reinforced whats important and served as a vital recharge for 2008. As I head into my 15th season of racing, I can look back proudly while looking forward to the challenges that await. My goals for 2008 are simple: continue to enjoy riding my bike and stay as motivated as I did in 2007.

With TransIowa off the calendar for 2008, I am planning on Cultcross, 18hrs of Fruita and Dirty Kanza as my spring races. Other races of interest include the New Mexico Endurance Series, 12hrs at Steamboat, and 24hrs in the Sage. Plus a full calendar of 'Cross in the fall with a tentatively planned visit to Portland.

The new cx bike decision is being mulled over but it looks like I'll go with local custom builder.