Sunday, March 13, 2011

My Zip went to Zonked.

Just could not get my motor started today. I was sore, I was muscle tired. Seems 'up days' and 'down days' are unpredictable when they are going to arrive. Recovery sure isn't the same as it used to be, I find the older I get, the better I used to be.
I He-hawed around the house, son Joshua visited, worked on one my bicycles, cleaned the basement, all seemedly to avoid getting on the bicycle and getting a good work out in.

I was thinking I would take a 3 hour ride on pavement, and give my joints a break from all the bumps and jolts a half snow covered, half frozen trail ride brings. Pavement riding does require  one to knuckle down, and keep on it. When you see a true roadie they are recognisable by full spandex, all specialty clothing, the aerodynamic tuck, brisk pace and eyes focused straight ahead. I would have to fill those shoes. :-) 

At 1:00 p.m. I decided on the "FatBack' and a trail ride instead.

There was no miracle recovery, it was all work. Sore and tired. Rode 3 hours. Trail was slushy, icy, and peopleless except for me.  

I would rather have rode something today, then deal with myself later for not riding on a Sunday, sunny, and having the day off work. George Sheehan, wrote in his book, "Running and Being" said, "Its the disciple I demand of myself"

Yes, I admit when I got home 'we' were a little dirty, but geeesh, Birgit why are you locking us out, and smiling about it too?
Oh I must mention.

I wore out my Bontrager Race X-Lite rear  wheel on my Cycle Cross from thousands and thousands of mile of gravel grinding in two years. Well Trek has decided they would come up with 415 $macker$ So I had to only pay $100.00. to replace.
Thank you Trek and LBS.  

Ok enough, I have to take my dirty shoes off now.


tainterturtles said...

I totally understand Birgits smile! I still say she's a saint. Those are some dirty shoes.

Sounds like you will sleep good tonight.

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Maybe she never let him in, Lisa. He might be sleeping outside, with his bike.

Trevor Woodford said...

I wouldn't be allowed in the garage or even on the drive, let alone the house with dirty shoes like those......LOL.