Sunday, May 3, 2009

back in the saddle

Monday I was feeling a little scratch in my throat and all I could think was "oh shit now I got the swine flu" I assured myself it wasn't in fact I had everybody telling me to get it checked out but never fear all I have is a cold...yuck!.  This was my week now to have a little training camp since this severely gave me little chance for trans iowa (Congrats goes to Tim Ek by the way for a 2nd place finish).  Wednesday I had planned to do 6 hours at the camp in green bay and had every intention on doing so.  I did 3 full laps by myself and then Josh B rolled up so I did a lap with him and couple of his co-workers.  Nate and wrong turn neubauer along with paul from team performa pulled up as well.  At this point I was completely thrashed with the sickness creeping in and rockin the 32x16 for almost 5 hours already.  So when they took off I got dropped.  Total time was about 5:45.

I rested the following three days to see if I can shake this cold and today I finally got out to standing rocks.  Again, I was rockin the 32x16 singlespeed and again I did 5:40 minutes of riding but much less mileage as it was much more challenging than the camp.  I really have to take my hat of to guys like the lalondes and constatine rolling a singlespeed requires much more than pedaling circles, keeping rhythm, and the additional muscle groups that are recruited.  

All in all I am feeling pretty good about going into the first wems race of the year.  Last year I wasn't anywhere near ready and it showed as I spent a total of an hour in the pits.  Some good competition should be a great test for the early season legs, but the big question will be will my stupid cold be gone?

9 comments:

Jesse said...

just don't forget to buy me my Blizzard after! choco chip cookie dough please. or perhaps a banana split.

hopefully you get better soon! I've been sick for the past 3-4 days too. If im not better tomorrow, i'm visiting my dr.

Scott Cole said...

I have this coming weekend off...Which race do I have to enter to get in on the Blizzard? 6 or 12 hr?

enduroloco said...

That would be the 12 solo. This is starting to get interesting

GRIESE.J said...

If you guys are saying last place buys the blizzard then I better bring more money. Although I'm riding geared bike.

Best of luck at the race,

Please state "on your left ,on your right" loudly as you pass as my cold has made me more deaf.

mdcmoto said...

too bad i have to work...i like blizzards!

Jesse said...

12-hr solo is for the blizzard bet. Whoever YOU beat directly next in line, owes you a blizzard. :) Who's in?? More the merrier. Not sure where the closest Dairy Queen is to Reforestation Camp tho!? Howard??

Chris said...

Oh, gimme some of that action!

GRIESE.J said...

Sure I'll Buy a Blizzard. I will be completely wiped after that race if I make it through all 12. Whoever is ahead of me I'll be passed out in a Cyclopath jersey just get the cash from my assistant.

wrong turn said...

nice page man, i really like that rad header pic with the crazy colors