Monday, December 31, 2012

Till tomorrow.

My Internet access is thin, but despite being achy with sore knees and throat I did get out for a day night ride up here in NW WI because how could I not. Tuscobia write up tomorrow night when I get in front of a computer.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The new snow bike is all done.

After a liberal use of super light parts and draining my children's college accounts, I can proudly say I "won" the arms race; my bike is 20.5 pounds (exactly 5 pounds lighter than Brendan's)!

One word for this season: domination.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Still stuff for sale (with more stuff)

2012 American Classic 29 Race Wheels.  Sold

Brand new 2012 Bontrager Race X-Lite 29er wheels, 15mm front hub, 142X12 rear hub. These make a fantastic high end tubeless wheelset. $375
Fatbike Salsa Mukluk 3 hub (with the steel axle).  170mm wide.  New, never built.  $100

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Update, baby tricks.

So the new fat bike is still in the stand for now.  It is coming along nicely, very nicely, and I can't thank 9:zero:7 and enough.  Training for this winter has gone exceptionally well.  Last year, I identified several areas of improvement, most in training, some gear set up.  I am very happy with my progress so far.  Physically, I identified my lack of ability to push my bike uphill, breathing, and back problems.  Going into the race, I figured Arrowhead was fairly flat and as I hit the 3rd quarter of the race I found my lack of discipline in diet plus my inability to push my bike uphill well hurt me dearly in the race as there was lots of steephill puching.  Well, this year weight has been falling off my frame as I focus on laying off the sweets and late night snacking.  Boy, I realize now I ate a lot of sweets.  Second, I have committed to a weight lifting routine focused on my core/back and finishing up with time on a stepper, helping me further with the hills and back.  As far as breathing, the Doc and I have a revised plan that should help further, and I will continue using the Coldavenger.

Now, you may have not seen a good baby trick in awhile.  This is my 14 month old Seely.  Looks happy right?

Let's expand that picture.