|© Barbara Howe ... yes really: a copyrighted picture of waffles.|
Today I dropped off my 29er at Pedal Moraine for a little post-Sheboygan mudfest service. Pretty sure I don’t have any brake pads left. If you were on the Ride of Krankenstein with me last Friday night, then you know my front brakes were screaming all the way up to Kewaskum and back. This evening I began a new phase of my upper body strength training, adding weight and a couple of new exercises to shift out of maintenance mode and into gain mode. I will look for strength gains throughout the winter, then return to a maintain strength / prevent injuries plan in early spring. Dinner was an unexpected highlight today. My wife offered pancakes, I suggested waffles as an alternative, then she remembered this recipe. I found it a few years ago while reading up on former cyclocross champion and fellow Pittsburgh native Barb Howe.
My plan for the weekend is to ride at the warmest point of the afternoon … 90-120 minutes each day, probably. Looking for enjoyment more than training. I’ll have the 29er back for next weekend and if the weather is OK I think I’ll go to Glacial Blue Hills to see whether I can unlock a few more of its mysteries.