Some respectable training there in that chart. For me anyway.
Considering where I've been lately - man I really gotta catch up this blog on my injured back - I'm really pleased to see evidence of the old fitness. No, I'm not making as many watts on my bike as I was a couple of months ago; but I'm making more than I thought I would. And my pedaling is getting smooth again. Ah that old muscle memory thing.
Maybe mixing it up ain't so…
As far as slopes go this one is about as slippery as they come. What are the chances they will do this? Really now, the argument against has to end up at "If we do this we'll ultimately find ourselves requiring every athlete to live and train within a certain altitude range." What are they going to do, go around looking into everyone's bedroom? It wouldn't by chance be April 1st, would it?
WADA delays action on altitude tents - The Executive committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency, meeting in Montreal…
My brother sent me an email this morning with a recommendation for an upgrade to my single speed Surly Karate Monkey.
He's drowning in his own drool over these wheels on ebay.
These are the ultimate in bling in an anti-bling sort of way. ready to go disc? these would be a great upgrade for you. Expect to see them top over 800 though.
Well OK if you say so. $800 is more than my bike cost me. It'd be a stretch for someone like me who has no…
Y'all have seen this one before, right? So you know it's a test. What, would you say to the young woman in this photo?
Hey, there's a Star Trek fans meetup at Kennedy Grade School. Do you know where it is? I'm kinda lost.
You know, without proper cycling shorts you're risking saddle sores and chafing.
Put on a helmet, IDIOT!
Try as you might, you just can't day a damn thing.
Yeah, me too.
No ride today
Posted May 14th by Mark Ewers
Sometimes the rest of my life gets in the way of gettin' in a ride. Today was one of those days. I had a couple of big things I had to do today. One of them was working in the yard. The other was updating and upgrading a couple of web sites. Both are guaranteed to burn off energy. Yard work, well hell yes. Sliding a new content management engine under a couple of web sites?
Oh man, you better believe it. Keeping the sites running while changing out the database and the engine that drives it can drive you…
Ran it Dry
Posted May 13th by Mark Ewers
After the recent run of crappy days - what, it's been like 2 weeks I think - today was a breath of fresh air. I knew it as soon as I got out of bed.
I didn't even feel like I needed coffee this morning. That's not to say I didn't want my coffee. I did. I always do. I didn't sleep any better than normal. Maybe I've been suffering and slowly recovering from deep residual fatigue and today, last night, I just managed…
Posted May 12th by Mark Ewers
Finally a little bit of sunshine around this place. The weather's been atrocious lately. Yesterday was all rain, with just a few interruptions where the skies would brighten slightly just to tease. Today the sun is out again. It's only in the 40's out there. This is May?
Maybe the roads will dry out enough to get some miles in today. Yeah I know what you're thinking. If I were truly serious I'd be out there even if I had to ride through puddles and gutters full of putrid petro by-products and roadside detritus. Guilty as charged.
Maybe I'm old enough…
Posted May 11th by Mark Ewers
It rained like a bitch all day today, but I guess you got that from my earlier post.
No hope for riding outside unless I wanted to eat muck. Not exactly my idea of fun after a high stress day of sitting on my ass in the office watching the rain fall. No road, no trail, no fun -- that pretty much spells trainer. This is May?? WTF?
Good freakin grief. It's been over a month since I have had one of…
I'm planning to really shred it up today but it doesn't look like the weather will cooperate. That blows.
looks like either a day eating muck or a day on the trainer. Guess it's the trainer for me.
Ride today? No way that was going to happen. My dad would use the expression 'stoved up' for how I feel today. You know the prank where you light the paper bag full of shit on fire on someone you love's doorstep, ring the doorbell, run for cover and watch the fun? I feel like the shit in that bag.
Rather than do nothing at all I figured I would at least get some training on this old beat up body. I just finished a session on the elliptical trainer. I got a late start tonight because I had a long…