Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Training Ride 1/31/12

Last ride of January.  Pretty solid month of cycling, a bit short of 1k miles but a bit over my 10k annual goal pace so I couldn't ask for much more.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Training Ride 1/29/12

Last weekend ride of the month.  It was nice to get the ride done today that I wanted to do yesterday.  Weather was a bit overcast, but I can't complain about the temperature or winds at all.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Training Ride(s) 1/28/12

Set out to do about 75 miles on the road bike this morning.  Going up the Wabasso Bridge my chain broke and messed up my front derailleur.  So I got a ride home and then took out the TT bike for a few hours.  Spending a few hundred at the bike shop today is not what I had planned, but it's what I'm doing.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Training Ride 1/26/12

A really nice morning, clear and in the high 60's.  It was a bit on the windy side, but you can only rarely have everything and if a little wind is what I have to deal with for warm weather I'll take it.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Training Ride 1/25/12

The fog was really low lying this morning and when I would go through a patch it was quite cold, but the non-foggy areas were warm.  It was a pretty nice ride.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Training Ride 1/24/12

First ride of the new week.  Last week of January too.  Crazy how fast this month went, but that's how it goes.  Kinda foggy this morning, but warmer.  Not too bad at all.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Training Ride 1/22/12

Pushed myself extra hard today for no particular reason.  It's nice to do a solo half century at well clear of a 20mph pace.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Training Ride 1/21/12

South winds for the first time in ages.  I took the opportunity to do the Skyline Drive route, which is always fun.  While the "hills" aren't impressive by most people's standards I love Skyline Drive because it has a small little kick up to 14% gradient.  Only takes like 15 seconds to get over it, but it is a damn wall.  All in all, a pretty strong 70 mile spin.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Training Ride 1/19/12

About 15 degrees warmer this morning.  Quite a pleasant ride, and I changed up my route a bit so it was a great way to end my week.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Training Ride 1/18/12

Fun, but cold ride this morning.  I think there was some bad fog and the extra moisture made it cooler than the temperature says.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Training Ride 1/17/12

Another week begins.  It was in the 50's which wasn't too bad and there was no wind so relatively speaking I had nothing to complain about this morning.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Training Ride 1/15/12

Even colder this morning so I started later and it ended up being significantly warmer.  Strange how that works out.  Anyway, good to get a half century in on a Sunday before football.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Training Ride 1/14/12

Ice cold ride.  The winter gear was awesome but below 45 degrees, nothing is pleasurable.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Training Ride 1/12/12

Last pre-dawn ride of the week.  It always sucks waking up and going, but when I finish I'm glad I did.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Training Ride 1/11/12

Awesome ride this morning.  A bit warmer than yesterday and quite smooth sailing.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Training Ride 1/10/12

Month 1/3rd over and I feel weird saying this is my first AM ride.  Cold weather gear arriving today so I shouldn't be too put off by it anymore.  The weather this morning was cold, but not nearly as bad as it has been.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Training Ride 1/8/12

Nice half century this morning.  It was a little on the hot side which normally isn't a problem but I was dressed for cold, which sucks.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Training Ride 1/6/12

Been uber cold in the mornings so I haven't ridden.  Got out of work early today so I thought an afternoon ride on the Cervelo was in order.  I thought right.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Training Ride 1/2/12

Took a nice half century spin up to Roseland and back.  My legs felt great this morning, despite something like 13 straight days of training.  Tomorrow is a rest day, which I'm looking forward to.  Unfortunately I have to work and I'm not looking forward to that.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Training Ride 1/1/12

First ride of the new year, a super fun metric century on a very usual route.  Just keep moving forward and making gains.