Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Making Preparations

Getting myself ready for next year. This past weekend I spent time with my family closing my pool, doing yard work and now I have a clean slate. I only have to do some weeding and winterize the rest of my backyard. After I finish that I can concentrate on riding. I try to get all my chores done that way I can ride more and not feel as though I am forgetting things to do aorund the house and not let a lot of it fall onto my wife's shoulders.

I have been to the gym this week and been on two rides. Slowly getting myself back into base form then I will be preparing myself for next season.

My new bike is ordered! It should arrive next week. It is the Giant TCR Advanced SL. Black and Red, matches Belle perfectly. I have a name in mind for my new bike I will unveil that in my next check in.

Next time I will reveal some of my season's goals for 2013.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cadillac Challenge

What a weekend. Just got back from Hawaii a week ago and the week after I return I tackled the Cadillac Challenge with my best man Andy. I was going to do the 100 mile loop but decided against it due to the fact that I rode once while I was in Maui and it was for a 65 mile loop around West Maui. I ended up doing the 80 mile option for the Cadillac Challenge. The conditions on the day were EPIC! Pouring rain, low 60s throughout. As we started to get into the park the granite walls were having massive amounts of water running off. Plenty of waterfalls throughout the course. The water along the sides of the roads was like a raging river. The final 3.5 mile climb up to Cadillac Mountain was one of the most mentally tasking sections of any of my rides. I was at wits end and just wanted it to end. Had to keep telling myself that I can do it and that it was almost over. The descent was equally as challenging. Had to ride the brakes a lot. There was a section of the road that the water was so high it was pedal height and we just had to charge through it. Looking back it seemed stupid but I cannot wait to tackle this event again next year.

I hope to be posting more often. I am all done with wedding related chores and I am just doing housework and cycling! Hope to get my weekly stats up here.

Until next time!