Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
|This is my trainer set-up. That block of wood is used to elevate my front wheel so I can pretend I'm riding uphill.|
|My view from the trainer. The other bikes want to play chicken.|
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
We made it to Chicago around 3 on Saturday, checked out the course and then made it to our hotel room. That evening we met my friend Sarah and her boyfriend and a friend of theirs at the Kinderhook Tap. The food and the drinks were lovely and it was great to see Sarah.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Monday, October 06, 2014
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
So, we went to Madison last weekend to celebrate John's 50th birthday by going to a big Cyclo-cross race hosted by Trek. On Friday we got to wander around State Street and checked out the Union Terrace. As you can see, the weather and the view was perfect.
I raced the Master's 35+ Women's race on Saturday. Most of the women I raced against were still 10 - 15 years younger than me, but I tried my damnedest. I knew I wasn't very fit and decided I'd go out as hard as I could, until I died. It worked well, until the first lap, when I did actually hit that wall. Three women passed me, leaving me in last place. Which, I was fine with that. I was only seconds away from those three women, I didn't get lapped and because we were also racing with the 50 + men, I actually chicked a couple of 80 year old guys (or however old they were). Hell, I'll take what I can get.
On Sunday I tried to pre-ride the course. They changed the course a little and it had rained a bit the night before. The one downhill seemed even steeper and because of the mud, I slid down it and jacked my bad knee up. So, I decided to be safe and not race that day, in hopes that I wouldn't ruin the rest of the season.
Even without racing there was plenty of fun to be had. This guy raced in that suit too. Very impressive and so very Wisconsin.
Speaking of Wisconsin...Beer battered fried cheese curds. Need I say more.