Sunday, April 10, 2011
I’m happy with what I got done but I worry about the things that I didn’t get done. Cheesehead Roubaix is next Sunday and I still haven’t painted the roads or copied the cuesheets. And even though I test-rode a 29er today, the ride was too brief and too restrictive to be conclusive. With less than a month to go before the WORS and WEMS seasons, I still have no race-worthy mountain bike. I really need to borrow a 29er to test under real-world conditions at Glacial Blue Hills.
The trails at Glacial Blue Hills are actually rideable; state park trails at New Fane and Greenbush are still closed. (It’s a good thing I didn’t make it to New Fane last Wednesday.) I need to get out there soon to build not only fitness, but also trail riding skills.
Will the coming week be a perfect 10? Tomorrow is a scheduled rest day. Tuesday and Wednesday will be hard-working days followed by another rest day on Thursday. Friday will be a fairly light effort in advance of a longer endurance-pace ride on Saturday. Right now the weather forecast for Saturday is absolutely awful: windy with rain and snow showers and a high of 40. If that proves true I’ll put in a little trainer time to stay limber for Cheesehead Roubaix, a ride that is going to tell me what kind of fitness I really have. It will be my longest ride so far in 2011, and I’m hoping that my fellow riders will encourage a hard effort.
Posted by Dave Hanrahan at 10:10 PM