i can relate
I can relate a little to this.
We'll see how it goes come the first trip down to the pain cave in April.
A general slice of life from a 40 something husband, father, mountain biker, snowboarder, and transplant to central NY. Whatever I am into, I am REALLY into. Life is always better with gear. This blog follows my interested and most recently transition to CNY
I can relate a little to this.
Here is the general plan for the next few months. It's just a compass to keep me doing something. Life is still super hectic and the point of this is to remove any thought process from training and make it just something that gets done (if time is available). Without this I'd not be motivated.
Hit the mountain bike for a quick ride today. It was a good thing too because it got me off my but to get the bike back together again. It's been so cold in the garage that my wheels, linkage and BB have been in pieces.
Some random thoughts on commute bikes. Lately I've been commuting on my hardtail mountain bike outfited with a rigid fork. It's ok to commute on. Sometimes I go to work on gravel and the fat tires are nice. But for the most part it is a little slow. I've tried slicks and just didn't like it the feel of the 26ers with thin tires.
I'm full swing into the Hypertrophy phase. Amazed once again of how well the body can adjust and adapt. A few weeks ago I was barely able to get through the transition lifting, and now I'm doing 6 sets of 10-12.
FastCat Coaching is a contributor to velo news a lot. I like what he has to say. His web page has some good training articles too. This article on the power breakdown of mtb is interesting food for thought.
Got a head cold the other day, and I know, just know that it's going to turn into a sinus infection. I think the issue is that I'm chronically stuffed from about November through early spring. Non-allergic rhinitus due to coal burning plants in WV. So when I get a cold I think that there's already junk backed up and it turns to sinus infection within days.
I saw on the roadbikerider.com newsletter an announcement for a new ebook of theirs called
I'm almost done with my transition lifting. I always want to rush it but know that is a bad bad idea. I didn't even experience the shocking soreness that usually accompanies getting back to lifting this time because I eased into it.
took apart my WTB Laser Disc lite hub today. I try to grease the pawls up with very lightweight grease every 6months or after some serious wet riding. Using regular grease isn't a good idea because the thick grease makes the pawls sticky. I have some left over Manitou M Prep that is great for this. It just doesn't last long because it is so thin.
a little bike maintenance has become a complete overhaul. Worth doing once every few years.
My wife rode at Hungry Mother today and saw a bunch of bobcat tractors and trail workers adding some new miles.
I've always loved the skills aspect of mountain biking and enjoy any book or movie on the subject. Favorites have included