Monday, July 10, 2006

Back in the saddle!!!

Ok, I've been back on my bike and it feels pretty good. Some people have mentioned I might be crazy, but that's another post altogether...

Yesterday I rode with a friend for quite a bit. We went up a road that was four lanes, then became a lane and a half. We decided to turn around because it was getting late and we had a headwind going back. Got a few good sprints in and had a great time.

Today I went up some monster hill called Jester. I was in my 39x23, but realized I need to get a 25 for some of the walls around here. OR it could be that I'm a bit more tired than I thought. Either way, another good ride and I'm feeling ok, the only problem is I'm not getting enough mileage to keep my weight down. So I guess I need to either ride more and find some way of carrying enough to drink for a long ride or I need to go back to training for short road races and criteriums.

Oddly enough, my shoulder has had a meteoric recovery the last few days. Pretty cool. My road rash is going away nicely, just itches here and there as it always does. Nothing broken, but I have a pretty high pain threshold. Let's see, broke 3 ribs in a race in 2000 and still finished 8th. Raced half a road season and an entire cyclocross season with my lower three vertabrae broken...you get the idea. But I know I have no broken bones, as I barely hurt anymore.

Keep you posted on the next ride....

4 comments:

Capybaras United said...

I heard about Jester when I was in Austin. It sounds nuts. Haven't tried it - maybe next time. (Or maybe not.)

I hope you have good health insurance!

Bearette24 said...

jeez, i want a pain threshold like that.

LostInTX said...

I get scared DRIVING Jester, nevermind cycling.. I'd fall backwards - never would I make it up that.

Mike said...

I thought I was driving and that's why you were scared....