Sunday, November 21, 2010

Off Season

I rode at Maybury today.  It is one of the few trails near me that doesn't allow deer hunting.  I am not a hunter but I don't want to mess things up for those who are.  I understand others have rights to state land even if how we choose to use that land doesn't always fit together well.  It is a slippery slope when you pick and choose who's sovereignty to infringe on.  That and I don't want to get shot.  

Now that my race season (I'm rolling my eyes) is over, I'm starting to follow some type of actual training plan.  When the weather is perfect and it stays light past 4:30, I just kind of meander along, riding with no focus at all.  This shit makes no sense.  I suppose right now I can look down the road to April and, in my little yet optimistic mind, comprehend doing well and wrap said little and optimistic mind around the tasks I need to do to get there.  I'm always optimistic in November; carrying that over to Spring is the trick.  I have a good feeling about next year.


  1. hey, I have an idea.... there are these rather painful things called road racing Time Trials...and you could sign up for one of them and beat the snot out of yourself to train for it, then complete it, and then go back to mountain bike racing all fresh and happy and maybe even a few friends richer. ;-) Even if this wild scheme doesn't sound appealing, by all means, BE OPTIMISTIC! You have good reason to.

  2. pick up a copy of Chris Carmichael's Training and Racing for the Time Crunched Cyclist... ^ hours a week and podium proven! I promise. Read my blog...

    It will help keep you focused and fits great around the family, work and life!

  3. I read your blog all the time. I am quietly jealous. Thanks for the advice. If I follow this book, you promise I can place 4th at Bloomer in Masters, right? Because the two cross races I did I got my butt kicked.