14 November 2010


5 Body
of Day
8:15 AM Distance 60 miles Power  
4 hours Time
Breakfast 6:30 AM – cereal
Lunch 1:00 PM – green salad, Stonewall's Jerquee, olives, 2 tortillas w/peanut butter, water
Dinner 5:30 PM – mashed potatoes, mushrooms, gravy, green salad, glass of wine, water
Workout Food large bottle w/3 scoops Perpetuem, large bottle w/3 scoops Sustained Energy
Injuries my right knee/IT band felt great today – no issues
Workout Type  
Weather mid 40s, wet ground, mostly dry sky, calm
Equipment Road Bike
Clothing Sugoi shoe covers, knee warmers, bib shorts, Craft long sleeve undershirt, short sleeve jersey, arm warmers, OR Gripper gloves, cap, wind vest

Went riding with Greg and Suzie K, Bill S, Neal G and Gabe T; great group. I thought it was going to be colder than it was and did not really need my heavy gloves... better to be warm than to freeze though.

I have been shopping fancy wheels of late and today got the chance to take some Mad Fiber hoops for a spin. One word: outrageous. Since the hubs did not accept disk brake rotors I had to suffer my race bike.

1) These wheels are light.
2) It was SO much fun to be on my light bike (with light wheels) again.
3) These wheels are incredibly light.

There is a price to pay for being on your fancy ride this time of year in Seattle of course, and that was I could not fit a front fender on my race bike so my shins got a major dirt tan. And of course my abbreviated rear fender did not endear anyone that was on my wheel. Shame on me.

And of course light wheels aren't everything. On the last rise of the ride I led into it and then gave it about 90 percent thinking I would easily be the first to the top but no. Greg came by with authority on his heavy-ass rain bike with heavy-ass tires. Just goes to show that if you are stronger you go faster.

Aside from that hiccough I was having a fantastic time. It was not that cold so in spite of me getting spackled all day long I was extremely comfortable. And I had enough food too. I did get a nose bleed about half way in... probably due to the wine I drank last night and being somewhat dehydrated and blowing my nose all the time. This happened to me a few times last year – you'd think I would learn to drink water.

On the way we saw the First Rate Mortgage gang or at least a good portion of it including Robin G, Mick W and Martha W. Everyone we passed remarked about my wheels. :)

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