The last few days have kept me busy both on the bike and off.
On the bike, I put together a few different Pugsley rides. Gotta say, that bike is pretty much fun to ride. There isn’t much that stops it. Unless you are talking about some ice with just a hair of snow over it. Then, I don’t care how wide the tires are. Without any studs, its easy to go down.
On New Years Day, the task was simple. Get on the rollers for 2 hours and spin at around 90-100 RPM. Easy enough. Check that one off the list.
On the 2nd, coach had me going for an aerobic ride, keeping the heart rate down and just enjoying myself. Pugsley and snow mobile tracks to the rescue. It was the first time I have been outside on a bike in a while and it was enjoyable, plus it was a night ride and they are always fun.
Saturday had be doing a little cross training in the form of 3 hours of hiking. So that is just what I did.
I grabbed my snowshoes (Tubbs Moutaineer) and strapped them on the back pack:
Dug out the Tubbs poles for some serious conditions:
My training buddy, the iPod Shuffle:
But due to the cold and wind, Campy didn’t come along. Doesn’t she look sad?
Cranmore Ski Area from the start of my hike.
Its getting dark, so needed to strap on the headlamp, my Marwi Nightpro Elite. I’m such a dope.
Doesn’t it look like I suprised myself with this photo?
This one is from the top of Peaked Mountain of the shopping area of downtown North Conway with all the outlets. Those bright lights in the middle. Those are EMS and LL Bean. I thought those companies wanted to be “green” and “environmentally friendly”? If that is the case, how much money you think they spend to throw off the most light pollution in the valley?? One would think that with them just buiolding these stores a few months ago and making the inside of the store so “green” that they would have done something for the outside. I guess not. Yet another reason I won’t buy anything from them.
Last but not least was another Pugsley ride on Sunday. More of the snow mobile trails but this time there was more ice out there. I went down going about 20mph on ice and there was nothing I could do about it. Thankfully, I only whacked my knee on the stem (and pretty hard I must say) and everything else is fine and dandy.
Today is a rest day before I do some testing for coach tomorrow.