So my 10 hour weeks are staying pretty consistent. I would love to be getting 14 but that's pretty hard when my work days take 10 hours of my day every day 5 days a week. 10 will have to be good enough and likely is. It has to be. If its not, than it isn't.
I feel pretty good on the bike but am certain my season will start slow, which is probably a good thing. I really don't have any expectations the first couple races other than see where I stand. Too bad the first couple races are going to be some big ones.
So I got my Dugast ryno tires all glued up. I think I did a OK job. Looks clean but how well the tire sticks the wheel is most important. Guess we will find that out soon enough. I must say, attempting to glue tubular tires while driving down the interstate in rush hour is stupid and dangerous and wastes lots of glue. Don't know how I managed that one.
My other set of tires will not be glued until after gateway cup. Only leaves me a couple days but shouldn't be a big deal.
I will be coming into the CX season with way less on my mind than last year. I will also be coming into this season lighter. Almost 10 lb's lighter. Last year I was 178 at the end of the season. I am scratching at the door of 168 currently... which still makes me a fat ass for the A race.
I have been changing some habits that have helped this. Like, eat dinner before my evening ride followed by a recovery drink after words. Many nights of eating big dinners at 9 PM is not good for body weight. Another thing is little to no beer during the week. This week alone I will set a personal record of ZERO alcohol from Monday to Friday at 5PM. Probably nothing this Saturday either as I will be racing the 6 hour at Binder solo.
So that's it for now. Maybe next post I will have something interesting to read about.. By the way.. I never glued a tire driving down the highway. Its hard enough in the basement. Jokes on you.
Ryno's glued up. New setup this year dropping the bars 5 mm and a 10 mm longer stem. Closer to my road position. Haven't tried it yet under effort but feels great just rolling around. My neighbors probably wonder what the hell that flag is...
My friend Jeremy Runge who is working on getting a his PRO motocross license is demonstrating what can result of that going badly. Broke his neck and back about a month ago. Looks like he will be fine.