Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Guilt free

The good thing about racing cross only somewhat seriously, is not being ridden with guilt when I don't ride due to the weather. Today it's snowing, cold and I don't feel like riding in it. It's as easy as that.
Though I still need to practice, as I continue to lift the bike MUCH too high when going through the barriers.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Beating me up

Ouch. I'm hurting today. This cross training/racing thing is beating me up.

My legs hurt, my feet hurt, my back hurts and I'm freaking tired (dang barriers and run up)! But, the cool thing is-I can't wait to recover and DO IT AGAIN!

That's the great thing about cycling. There are so many different types of riding your bike that it's impossible to get board. There is always something a little different to do to challenge you mentally and physically.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Check this out!

I like sharing my knowledge. Sometimes people want to hear what I have to say and sometimes people wish I would keep my mouth closed.

So, for anyone wanting to learn from my experiences as an athlete, coach and person check out

I have set up this blog to share my knowledge about bicycling. In it you will find anything and everything bicycle related. I also set it up with the hopes of attracting people who are looking for a coach. Earlier this summer, I started to coach a few cyclists and I love it! I love to share my knowledge and to help others achieve their goals.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chair Lift?

I grew up skiing. Take the chair lift up, ski down. Chair lift up, ski down. For more than 20 years, I participated in this act of taking the chair lift up and skiing down.

When I first starting hearing of people taking the ski lift up and riding their BIKES down, I thought that was the stupidest thing ever. You ride your bike to ride your bike. Not to coast downhill. You ride your bike for exercise and the ability to eat cake and not feel guilty. The best part of going down is knowing you just rode your bike up in the first place. You don't take the chair lift up. I characterized downhill mtn bikers as lazy and out of shape.

Then I tried it.
And it was FUN!
Hanging out with friends on the lift and flying (or at least trying to fly) downhill-

Then, I got tired. Yep, I was tired after a day of riding my bike downhill.