Saturday, 28 March 2009
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Sunday, 15 March 2009
Yesterday's ride brings to mind one of my absolute favourite cycling qoutes, which I believe is attributable to Viatcheslav Ekimov. I wish I could do it better. Dallas does it very well. Simon showed us an impressive version of it.
"Ride strong like bull, smart like tractor."
Saturday, 14 March 2009
I left home at 9:15 today, and Dallas, Shawn, Devin and I departed West Hills at about 10:15. I got home a couple minutes before 6.
Between A and B, we maybe did 90 mintutes of not riding. It was warm, windy and tiring. Before Bragg, we caught up to Simon whom we rode with a bunch last year at TransRockies. Most people who ride Trek 6700 mountain bikes probably don't route as much power through the drivetrain.
We rode to Millarville then near the south end of Calgary, where Shawn and Devin peeled off. The rest of us sort of retraced our steps back home.
That was my longest ride of the year so far. And Simon and Dallas are officially complete savages. I'm impressed.
Sunday, 1 March 2009
Spring classics aren't only for Europe. Devin, Dallas, Craig, and for half the way, Shawn, made our own spring classic today. 6 hours saddle time, lots of hills, lots of beautiful roads, lots of hammering, on a Priddis-Bragg loop. Generally speaking, Dallas and Devin did a good job of laying the pain down. We may not be Thor Hushovd in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, or Tom Boonen in the Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, but we do have our way of making the miles hurt pretty good.
I'm sure I'll recover by April.