Sunday, January 17, 2010

Performance enhancement drugs

I have an confession to make. Somewhere between Graf and Epworth Iowa while riding my bicycle today I used performance enhancement drugs. Yes I did!! I had some sugar and caffeine. A.K.A. Pop tart (eaten raw) and a Mountain Dew. :-) Hazy day.
The trees were full of ice. While I was riding little ice flecks were falling off the branches. It felt like bugs hitting me in the face.

My bike thinks she is a Mountain Goat. I think not. Today was all grind. Five hours 25 miles. Snow was softer then yesterday with the slight warm up today. Rear tire would spin out, and I would move from side to side trying to find a good line to travel on. I didn't have to walk bike but the going was slow. I was going to venture off the trail up on a gravel road but what I thought was level ground was a 4 foot ditch that was full of snow. Down I went over the handle bars, buried in the snow.

I'm thinking I might not bike outside for 2 weeks now. Next weekend I will be in Minne-toada visiting Cole Little and family. My grand baby, daughter, and son and law. Not enough daylight and roads aren't very safe to ride with the ice in the dark. Well it's times like this is why I have bike rollers and weights and other self torture devices in the basement.
So peace and happy thoughts to you, and thanks for visiting.


Dan O said...

Raw Pop Tarts and Mountain Dew are the food of champions.

I usually go with Clif bars and plain ol' water myself.

Do they have Clif bars in the wilds of Iowa?

MrDaveyGie said...

Yeapers Dan O we got em here in Iowa, I typically don't do the Pop tarts, but today they looked good and sweet today sitting on the kitchen counter.

tainterturtles said...

Geez, that tumbled sounded endo? I bet you'll be feeling the effects tomorrow.

You know, I think some nuts or trail mix would be much more tastier that pop tarts! Just a suggestion.

MrDaveyGie said...

Yeap agreed. I often take a homemade friendship bread, or a granola snack. But today was "junkfood sunday" :-)

Mauricio Babilonia said...

Yeah, this is about when my enthusiasm for winter riding starts to wane. February tends to be my lowest-mileage month every year. Never hurts to take a break even from one's favorite pursuit.