Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Training mode and other things

Well, I'm trying to get into the swing of a training routine, and trying to ride a little faster (than 14mph!) I'm not doing too well, though we did have a great ride in awful conditions last Saturday.
There were 11 of us rode from "downtown" Arlington,Wa. mostly my Teammates, from Seattle and Bellingham, and Jason, Flavio and Mike from The Garage Team. It was 37 degrees as we left towards Darrington, on the 107 mile trek.
Well, as we neared Darrington it started to rain, then we saw the snow on the roadside and in the fields, that made it colder, plus it started to rain harder! Everyone was struggling to stay warm, and Robin was to turn back, until Ed Harley and I said we wouldn't let her go alone. She stuck it out and was really strong, as usual, by the end.
It was a great training ride, not too hard, but I know I was tired at the end, and felt it on Sunday's ride.
I must say Robin Secrist and Daisy from WWU were really impressive, they never struggled to keep up and took their fair share of pulls, and Daisy only started riding in the fall!

I also wanted to note that my former Club Mate won a Golden Globe award on Sunday night! Yes, though I never rode with him, didn't meet him either :-) But Daniel Day-Lewis was a member of the Emerald Cycling Club in Dublin, as I was. I heard he used to ride quite often back then, not sure if he still does.

I have a couple of photo's I need to post, My new look and my new Marcroft frame....It is really sweeeet!

Let's hope the roads clear up and we can ride this weekend!

1 comment:

curly said...

I really would have thought your new bike would be green... I mean, isn't that the law when you're a Iri-Merican?

It needs some new OAD name stickers with the Irish Flag as well...