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"
Oh I must mention.
"OH TRECK BICYCLE CORPORATION HOW I LOVE THEE'
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.