so, been a couple days with no post, well one day. I took the day off the bike yesterday, got some good organizing done in the garage, room, basement done, i have stuff spread all over the place.
Had a bit of a rough night, didn't get much sleep, But yeah rough 24 hours.
Headed to the GTA to do some exchanges with Havy, who turns out to be an awesome therapist as well. Good chat before heading back home.
Got my bikes ready and headed to hardwood to blow off some steam, in the freezing cold so it was more like frozen water vapour. I was letting a buddy use my spare bike to get a feel for a cross bike as opposed to a mtb, actually to a tri bike more like it. I think he liked it. converting one triathlete at a time. Thats the goal.
Got nice longish warmup in on the course, same as last weeks with more lighting. Started with the juniors this week. I rode at the front for a long while, keeping the pace high. It was pretty cool, every time we did a 180 there was just 6 guys in a train, a couple juniors made the "selection" along with Mike G, Tristan, Brendo and myself. So that was fun, partway through the third lap picked it up to see what the legs had. Rode what i had, finished and realized it was cold. The juniors starting with the seniors and masters was great, i think we all went a little faster with more guys to battle.
Its a good thing i have an outlet like cycling, funny how one thing can be the cause of and solution to a problem. Its a viscious circle sometimes.
Also got a wicked Norco gift compliments of Tristan and Jacob, it will come in handy this fall for sure.
0 degrees in the dark is bone chilling, it sounds stupid but it feels way colder than even -10 and sunny. still feeling chilled.
Big news Spak came out to a cross race, its big cause i've never seen him ride a cross bike, i look forward to the blog post.
"When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle."
~Elizabeth West, Hovel in the Hills