It was recently brought to my attention by an alert reader that I have neglected this outflow of my thoughts for a period of time. Perhaps too long. On the other hand I have done very little other than be sick, rest and not ride my bike. In fact until today it had been slightly over a week. School has been busy, and generally I have been taking advantage of this fall rest period. I did race the first OBC race at Brittania. Things didn't go as planned, though it was not due to a lack of training. Maybe more due to a lack of sleep and an untimely first lap crash removing me of use of my front brake. This lead to a chain of events. And by events, I mean more crashing. Though may I add, I crash with panache. I skipped the madison due to some bailing partners, a few beers too many the evening before and some lingering sickness. Either way, some time away from just riding has done me some good. But alas, I can only stay away from my 2 wheels for so long. And so without further adieu, I bring you a new season.
Step 1: Find a team. EVA-Devinci is no more. Too bad, another good team is now a memory. Good times were had, and I'll miss those boys. Though I'm sure we'll see each other around. Cycling really is a small world.
Step 2: Ride my bike. I started again today. Another day of gravel road exploration. Some sun and good times. Training this time of the year really has no structure. Do something active. I also hand planed a 12 ft 7 inch x 7 inch pine beam today. That would be 2 hours of pretty decent aerobic work. Plus my arms will be huge in no time.
Enough has been said about Svein (not that his incredible ride doesn't deserve it) and the dopers, so I'm going to keep this post upbeat, and on track. I'll leave you with some pictures to make up for the lack of posting on my part.