Thursday, October 29, 2009

get your head in the game time

Crusty's having his yearly halloween party.

Saturday night
2819 Heyward

be there for drunken debauchery

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

sorta ride

Some incredible weather today...had to ride. My legs were feeling sortof crappy today, my PE was up so I rode for an hour at some mystery intensity cuz I was trying not to look at my PM. Just got some exercise and enjoyed the day.

1st indoor ride

It was a rainy day today. I decided it was time to jump on the velodyne for my SST workout. I did a 5' warmup then around 45' at around 90% then drank a beer. I've got my 24" LCD TV, iphone, dvd player & laptop to keep me company.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Some good riding this weekend. 2:50 on Sat and a little over 3 hrs on Sunday. Both days were 142 TSS. Gonna get out on the TT bike a bit this week to do my SST workouts as my new ride is going to be built up. The unveiling will be later this week...and you will be impressed!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Training, TT and LED's

Nothing is more efficient than a 5' warmup, 70' at 93% @ crit course, then a 4' cool down. Done and home.

New TT bike came today and it's time to turn into an aero geek...I can't handle the "truth"

People are talking about the Magicshine P7 light. It's a great deal for under $80 (I've got one) but it's not even close to 900 lumens. More like 600-650. Still a kick ass deal and lots of light if you don't want to build one. They're chinese made and cheap so they've got issues, some of which can be addressed.

This puppy is 7 XPG's and is gonna be 2450 lumens in a 4cm diameter housing. I should have the driver next week then I'll build it. Gonna be sick. A giant hyperspace leap from my rides with a 10w halogen on slickrock trail in the late 80's. I'm gonna be building lots of lights this winter for people.
with optic:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

i rode my bike in orlando F.L.A.

I got back today from Orlando and Disney World. As much as I hate to admit didn't suck. I was all ready for 10,000 square acres of walmart but Disney Inc. has it nailed. I'm still pretty fried from the whole thing and no telling how my 6 y.o. dtr feels.

Sat and Sunday mornings I got up and rode with Ward and his crew. Saturday was the group ride with 60-70 assorted riders. A huge group that seemed more like a critical mass event. Soon after the start I followed Ward to the front and we started hammering but after a few hard pulls I had no idea where I was going so I left it to the others and just sat in. It was a good ride but with lots of wind, felt more like a race at times.

Sunday was a smaller group of 12 or so of strong riders and we did around 70 miles mostly just cruising but there were a few times we made it hard. It was pretty cold for Florida...50˚ at the start and only warmed up to 60˚. Luckily I threw in some knee warmers and a vest for the trip. I got about 350 TSS for the weekend.

Back to the crit course on Thursday...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Headed out for the usual at the crit course...Was gonna do an hour at 90% but felt good so I just kept going. I missed training yesterday so I wanted to do something significant. The legs felt like I could have ridden another hour at this intensity. Sweet!

May try to do a longer ride tomorrow. Maybe 4:45pm at the the thursday route? anyone? Bueller? ping me if you wanna go.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Met the group then headed out to do my own thing. Had a lot of things going on and needed to get back home. Did 30' at 90% then got really hot and shut it down...why is it hot in October? I didn't feel all that great anyway.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Did a loop in the fort with Chris and she sat on my wheel while I did this-->

Had awesome legs tonight. Effortless riding.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

the usual

Did the usual today after work at the crit course...85 TSS in about 75'. Pretty efficient. Just cruised at 85% and timed it so I was 5' from home at the end.

I'm gonna be out there A LOT this winter, mostly M-Tu-Wed at around 5pm. It's really the perfect place to train. If you're a newbie and want to start some structured training come on out and ride a wheel. I'll be starting some threshold in November but right now it's all SST.

I'm also building a Dual-Triple Cree LED light using the just released XPG's and it should be close to 2000 lumens and insane. If you're gonna go...go BIG. LED's en route now from Australia! I will own the night...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wkend update

Got out with Chris/Karl and Dean...mostly had it turned to 'medium' but Karl smashed me once and I smashed him once. Even. Rode 2.5 hrs. Btw...I'm no longer doing easy rides. I'm either training or resting. On or Off. 2010...gonna kill, rip legs off, etc etc.

I really need to download my PT one of these days...that's the trouble with 15hrs of rec. time and the off season.