Saturday, March 10, 2012

Whirlwind Of Activity

Not in Kansas anymore.
What an uncommonly busy day of cycling for early March!  I ate breakfast while watching streaming coverage of Tirreno—Adriatico.  Just before lunch, I sold my 2008 Giant FCR3.  It had been my gravel grinder / recreation trail bike, but it became obsolete last year when I bought my cyclocross bike.  Thanks to Craigslist it now has a new owner.

I’m still looking for a buyer for my 2005 Giant OCR1.  I relisted it on Craigslist today.  It’s a good-looking bike with a nice wheelset and I’ve had a couple of inquiries so it’s only a matter of time until I make the sale.  There’s no room in the stable for bikes I’m not using.

Early this afternoon I watched today’s stage of Paris—Nice and, gosh, I feel bad for Levi Leipheimer.  If I were him, I think I’d skip tomorrow’s uphill TT and just soak in a hot bath all day.  NBC Sports will have tape-delayed coverage of the finale at 10 p.m. Central.

Later this afternoon I went out for my own ride, a successful maiden voyage on my new Mavic Aksium wheels.  Then came dinner and streaming coverage of the USA Crits races from Delray Beach FL.  Ben Zawacki won the men’s race.  The very lovely Erica Allar won the women’s race from a bunch sprint.

Erica Allar: Pretty like Liz Hatch, but actually wins races.
I experimented very briefly today with an unpaved section of the Eisenbahn State Trail, but it’s still a little too soft.  One of my Team Pedal Moraine teammates checked out the mountain bike trails in Glacial Blue Hills and found them too soft as well.  If our weather stays warm, dry and breezy, then those trails should be in good shape by next weekend.  Tomorrow will be warmer than today and there will be less wind—only 15 mph.  We may even break the record high of 63 degrees.  I’ll be out on the road for sure … hopefully for about 3 hours.

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