Saturday, April 26, 2008

Spring training the last weekend in April......

Who needs Joe Friel's weight lifting advice when Mother Nature gives us all we can handle already? This is the strength maintenance phase since two weeks ago we were awarded ten inches of wet heavy snow and turned out that was our last maximum strength phase workout. Hopefully, next week we can get back on the bike again.

For those of us getting ready to nestle in our beds, our good friend and fellow rider Charlie Farrow is STILL racing across Iowa (4 AM start). To check on Charlie's progress go to (I think). There is great commentary from the race director Guitar Ted.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Here is my new bike! Scott is busy getting it put together while I try to get caught up on work so I can spend my time riding. I love the new frames!!! Just a few more things that need to arrive and I'll be ready to take it out for its maden voyage.

This years kits are really cool, too! More pics to come.......
Scott and I returned from Moab a few weeks ago. The weather was cold, rainy, and it even hailed one afternoon downtown (with snow in the higher elevations). I didn't get to ride as much as I had planned/would have liked, but I had a few good rides where I felt great! With all the bad weather it was a bit easier to get caught up on some reading, homework, and work (although I don't recommend that that is what vacations are for). Scott got in some really good riding with our friends Narum and Bill. We had a good group that was rounded out by Scott's dad. At 69 years old he is still riding well - singletrack and the more technical rides. Each year he seems to ride a little less, but still gets enough riding in to balance out his time in the bookstores or coffeeshops reading.

Our new bikes should be here anyday. I am looking forward to seeing what they are and how they look. There is a bit of speculation as to which frame we will get this year. They should be here anyday. This time of year is much like Christmas for us! I love it and I get all my favorite bike stuff!

For those of you that don't know and have not gone to the WORS website. I am giving away my WORS All-in-One Entry this year as I am not planning on racing the full WORS series. If you would like to put your name in (it is open to women only new to WORS so spread the word!), submit an essay as to why you should be chosen to WORS. (go to and submit via email). I'll pick and announce the winner sometime around April 26th so time is running out. Check the WORS website for more information on deadlines. I am hoping the winner will allow me to put some information on my blog about her season.

It is supposed to be up to 70 degrees today so I'm going to get a bit more work done and head out on my bike. My good old Paragon is newly suited with some Bontragger Race X Lite wheels and I got to give them some exercise....