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Back in the Saddle

July 24, 2009

DSCF0915I hopped on a bike last night for the first time since Breckenridge and went for a quaint 30 mile cruise around town. It’s weird, I can’t remember the last time I went for a road ride longer than about 15 miles, excepting the 50 mile race I did in Fredericksburg not too long back. A lot of my training has gotten condensed, and favoring intensity over endurance. It was nice being out on the open road. Not too windy, not too hot, not too much traffic. The Loop 360 Hills felt short and shallow. Riding 1,000+ foot climbs in Colorado has definitely changed my perception of climbing. Austin has it better than a lot of other Texas cities, but like I said, Texas just doesn’t compare. At any rate, my mind was at ease and I made the decision for the races I’ll be doing for the remainder of the year. The Camp Eagle and Austin Xterras in August will round out the offroad tri season, the Austin Tri on Labor Day weekend will likely be the last road tri of ’09, and then there’s the big daddy in mid October. I will be making a return visit to the race that started it all. 24 Hours of Rocky Hill. If Moab didn’t have a $325 registration fee and wasn’t 1300 miles away, I might be doing that one solo. But alas, I decided to keep it local, keep it affordable, and keep it fun. No race plans until next month. Perhaps I’ll have some time to crank out some non cycling posts on issues I find relevant. Keep an eye out for “Grocery Store Snobbery” and “Turn your Phone Off”.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2009 7:31 pm

    Great pic- what is it from? Is it from your trip?

  2. Thommy permalink
    August 3, 2009 9:30 am

    Keep your Phone off? We need to talk.. wait hold on someone is calling..

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