Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I got an great dirt ride in on Tuesday night and still made it home in time to hang with the family.   I headed out behind work to ride up and down the steep mountainside. I realized last Thursday night that I had not really been riding much single track this winter. I 've been getting some road and gravel road rides but the punchiness of riding singletrack is so much different.  So, with the temp around 34 this morning, I opted to drive in to work with my bike and ride after work when the temps were above 50.  That was a smart move.

I ended up riding about 1.5 hrs and that was enough to make my legs tired and  a little bit sore.  The sunshine felt great, but with a stiff wind howling over the ridge, it was a bit chilly in the shade.  Still I was wearing short sleeves, so I'm not complaining.

I think I'm going through some sort of seasonal depression though.  I feel like I'm running into a mental wall and need to move on, but can't.  Kind of like a Rubics Cube,  certain things have to move before the other ones can fall into place.  I'll keep you updated on that, should be a fun journey.

Well, don't stare at the above picture too long, you might drool on your keyboard.   With nuun in my bottle and Honey Stinger in pocket,  the Siren 55 SL took me up and down the steepest parts of this mountain with ease.  As I was writing this, I realized that I had not been on the technical side of this mountain on this bike.  I was again amazed at how steep the pitches were that I was climbing, and how smoothly it took me down the mountain!!

Have a great day.

1 comment:

chiropractor Asheville said...

Isn't it great how cycling clears your head?