Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Today was the first time this year I tried doing a fast lap at the Murray Lake trail. Early every season I do this same loop to see what toll the winter took. I did it in 35:27. I'm satisfied. Last summer I stopped training. And looking at what other racers are doing, I don't think I ever actually trained, I rode around with an inkling of purpose.

My previous early season times were:

35:31 in '09
38:54 in '08
37:57 in '07
36:23 in '06
36:28 in '05
37:03 in '04

I couldn't be happier with my new bike. It was very stable and floated over the rocks. I have a really good feeling about this relationship.


  1. I think you are right to look at your own performance year over year. That's the only true comparison. IMHO. And as far as training, well, that's individual, too!

    Isn't it fun to beat your younger self???

  2. I was even slower before 2004 so yes, it is very satisfying to beat the times from when I was a strapping young lad. I keep looking for that deflection point where my times start to go in the wrong direction so I have something new to obsess over. If I keep improving, I am going to kick ass in the 65+ age group. I suppose life is a marathon, not a TT.