Saturday, July 10, 2010

Solitude State Championship

Since my return to racing this year, this race was the one I worked the most, hurt the most but did the worst. I just couldn't recover during the first long climb no matter how much I slowed down. It took until after the final brutal road climb to get my HR down. I felt a huge difference when I compared how I felt and was riding in the same areas last year. I just don't have the endurance and power in the legs like I had. By the third lap my legs AND lungs had it and I hit the wall. There was carnage out there, though. Bob, Sam and Fred in our category had significant mechanicals. I guess I should feel fortunate.

After the race I had to do some Mad Dog Insurance plan work. I hope he liked the embroidery.

The team had a mini BBQ party afterward. Thanks, Jesse, for the brats. They hit the spot!

Even the mother in law showed up. She started hitting on the harry sleestack thing. It couldn't have been 'cause of the cash in his hand.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I wanted to see how long it would take to do all the CC trails with minimal overlap.

Here's the results.

It does start at home so take off 2 miles. I TT's Clark's (11:36), climbed Jacob's, down North Ghost back up Canyon Hollow across Brock's to Rush then did the stairs and back down. It took just under 2 hours and about 16 miles.

This is just staying IN CC. Next I will do the trails excluding CC and when I get really ambitious will do ALL of them.

Pre-ride Solitude tomorrow coming up.

Monday, July 5, 2010


YES, I was desperate on Kelleys Island in OH this weekend and in a moment of weakness I broke down and cheated on my Arantix. How could I pass up this old girl for the weekend? The ripped and lumpy jell seat was icing on my butt. I rode her all weekend but in the end I was glad to get back and see my little web frame.

We did have a great time with in impromptu reunion of Vizmeg's. There were about 50 of us. It's easy to forget that there's a good many of us in OHio when you are the lone ones in UT.