My riding over the past 8 weeks has been almost non-existent. 4 to 6 hours a week. We are now approaching August and cx starts just 40 days later. I'm in boarder line panic mode from a fitness stand point. Not sure what my deal is but I have had a shit ton of stuff going on this summer.
Florida vacation. Sisters wedding. Lots of birthday parties. And a ton of bad or hot weather, both of which make for not much riding. I am fairly certain all the bad weather is now behind us. I do know for a fact that all my out of cycling events are. And that's good because I can start to focus on CX.
I have done a hand full of races though. Mostly crits, some clean some dirty. The Babler circuit race was fun too. I guess I feel like I should be out killing myself on my bike every night but I think I am in a perfect situation for cx. I had great form early in the year. Then the past 8 weeks have been very easy. Now its time to ramp up to be strong (and fresh) for the entire cross season.
Since I hate riding when its super hot out I actually spent 2 hours on my rollers Saturday. That's a record for me. The ipad helped a ton and watching cooking on channel 9 did too. Doing a little yoga and some running has also been good. Keeps the core tight. The plan is now in motion for my best cx season yet. It is now time to start getting big hours leading up to the first race.
Anyway. My bikes are almost ready to roll. My tires are here and are stretching on the wheels. Since I had a flat rear on my Shimano c-35 carbon tubular wheel I took the opportunity to throw the cross tire on there to get a visual.
I will be running the Dugast Typhoon's on my c-35 wheels and Dugast Ryno's on my c-50's.
Full Tilt with full Dura-Ace 7900.
Gin & Trombones with full Dura-Ace 7800.
Giant Beer mug boot for a groomsman gift. Pretty fucking rad.
"Epic Man Shit". It will almost hold a six pack.
What a year!
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