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Monday, January 31, 2011

Obsession

I didn't ride today after work. I am still bonked from all the hours cranking this weekend pedaling through snow. I have a few lingering injuries I need to give time to heal The problem is I so missed riding today. I sat here tonight watching a Bike DVD race. The Weather People are talking perhaps 18 inches of snow, perhaps more in the next 36 hours. Since I bought my FatBack 4 inch tire bike I have rode everyday I wanted to this Iowa winter. Maybe I'll try my indoor abandoned rollers tomorrow night for the first time this winter, with the weather report as it is, maybe not.

Billy G from snowy New York should have received his Fat Tired bike today. He won't regret it


My friend Lance Andre is in the front 3 at Arrowhead 135 today. See race report below from race blog. Go man GO!!!

-10F, mostly dark, light north winds.  Lead pack of bikers down to 3, Oatley-Buffington-Andre coming out of MelGeorge halfway. 

GrandSon Cole

I can't admit this to my snow buddies, but I am starting to crave some pavement and or gravel riding after two months of all snow travels, I am ready, for lighter bikes, faster rides, less preparation, more miles.

Later
DAve

11 comments:

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

I get it!

Joboo said...

Man, you just had to post that about the AH135!!!
I was just laying down for bed and I just had to check the new blogs, and arrrrr Grrrrrrrr, well that means I gotta check out the AH135 facebook page!!! Arrrr Grrrr!!
Then I see the post about come on by (the Crescent), for a beer and a watch of the race. Dammit I'm only 25-35 mins away from the Crescent arrrrrrrrr grrrrrrr
Ok, ok, ok......... Work in the a.m. And I want my keys to work in the locks when I get home!!! AKA pissed off female..........
Ahhhh...... so I put my head on my pillow, and dream of the 2012 AH135........ With me toeing the starting line with people who are much faster than I, and way to many who are younger than I, damn I hope I can sleep!!??

Peace

MrDaveyGie said...

Oh Gawd!!! JoBoo, I feel your pain. :-)

Dan O said...

You guys deserve some riding that doesn't include snow.

Spring isn't far off. Sorta.....

dawn marie giegerich said...

All of us - hikers, swimmers, bikers - desire spring, warmth.
48 days . . .

Craig said...

My girlfriend keeps talking about going somewhere warm for spring break. I'm thinking about bumping that trip up a month.

Bill G said...

Dave - I do love it. Had it out last night and this morning. Need some tweaking to the rear d but all is good!

AH135 is the goal for next Feb. We have the bikes - might as well push the envelope right!

I was thinking the same thing about how heavy the bike was and how much fun pavement and gravel will feel in a couple of months - but I am ready for more snow personally!!

mrbill said...

Really cute pic of Cole, weather has gone downhill in Texas! I may be on the trainer myself.

Trevor Woodford said...

Yeah - Spring can't come soon enough...!!

Steph said...

I wondered if you were out riding in the blizzard :)

Mauricio Babilonia said...

's Okay, Dave, a lot of us start to crave the pave this time of year...