Monday, September 30, 2013

Jet Lagged

It's been a busy few weeks and now I'm heading into a VERY busy stretch here at work due to people on Vacation.  I think for most of Oct I'll be grinding at least 10 hour days plus being on call.  Ugh.

Good times this weekend starting with too much b33r on Friday though more moderate than last week by FAR.

Then my one of my roommate's rolled with me down to the Crystal City Diamond Derby.  It was a blast an he wants to try some single speeding.  We shall see if we can find him something cheap enough.  Looking at Performance's Langer stuff and bikesdirect for now.  He's a smaller guy and Craigslist is suprisingly light on small bikes currently.  Versus they have a glut of stuff for gangly tall people like me, since I'm not looking for myself.  Thanks Murphy!

Rebuild of road bike drive train a few weeks ago was a stunning success.  Still not sure if all the creaking was from pedals which definetely needed re-greasing (they spun 3x times versus Speedplay says 1 to 1.5 is normal.  2 means re-grease.  Or if it was cleaning and relubing the whole BB setup.  I think it was both.  Who knows?  It's quiet and I like it.

My mtb has really suffered this summer with Road and CX riding/commuting but my mileage is WAY up.  I'm over last years mileage just this summer.  Hoping to get out for a decent CCT haul south tonight after work. 

CCDD was a great event, with some cool stuff in the Open and some hard racing in the grand prix.  Didn't get to stay for the team event as my friends back was hurting from a  recent injury.  Lots of crazy costumes, with some very nice ladies for sure!  Good beer, cool people.  Was a tad warm, next time I'll wear shorts.  And next year maybe I'll race in the open category. 

Monday, September 09, 2013

Where did some go?

Summer has nearly passed me by this year again leaving me staring back thru a hazy goblet of heavily hopped IPA.  The golden tint of everything through this view makes the tale much more bearable. 

The short story of the summer, is I rode a LOT.  Well for me.  YTD I'm at 149'ish logged gps activities at just under 2000 miles by the end of today.  Last year I had 110'ish and 1350'ish total.  Checking back in the logs I was at #79 June 1.  Not bad considering I also had 2 weeks of forced car commuting and was sick as hell for a week and change also in Aug. 

The commute in the AM was extremely nice due to a perfect temperature and nice scenery on the WOD.  Pretty busy morning to.  I did get passed but the guy was a total hammerhead on his commuting road rig.   I tried to keep up but just couldn't push that fast that soon.  

Doing a regular group ride out of FreshBikes Mosiac on Wednesday with PeteB and it's been good.  I can see that in general I've been ticking up faster since the start adding about 1.1mph since the start.  Last week was much slower due to tired legs and then HORRIBLE traffic coming down Gallows where we typically are flying.  Basically had to almost walk before the 66 overpass to the metro station.  Hopefully I'll be fresher myself this week.  Going to push HARD to ride to work 3 or 4 days this week, though if I work from home on Saturday I might accept 3.

 Busy week this week with MORE BOD meeting tonight, Tuesday has riding options, Wednesday MUSE (no freshbikes,  oh well), Thursday TNR, Friday uh something.  Jeez.   Plus I'm on super grind at work starting tomorrow potentially for 2 weeks while boss goes to Pakistan.  But the extra money will be nice.  Will have to pack extra lunch.  Today I packed a huge salad with chicken and a half PB&J.

Will weight in tomorrow for the first time in a while. 

Also had Boatswain HLV and IPA last night from TraderJoe's.  Not bad for $2 big boys!