The Canyon got a full rebuild after the winter did its toll on it. Removed some logos, new bars, seatpost, King BB, chain, cables, pads etc. Also a bit more green to get matchy with my team kit, and Vittoria Pave’s for the Tour of Battenkill this weekend. Can’t wait!
Red Hook Crit 2014 part 2:
A few pre-race, a few from the race. I’ll have some 35mm shots up eventually!
Red Hook Crit 2014 part 1: Qualifiers
I chose not to race the Red Hook Crit this year because my shoulder is still healing. I can’t risk a crash right now. This was the first one in 4 years that I haven’t done, and I can honestly say that I’m glad I wasn’t racing yesterday. Shit was gnarly! Just riding to and from the race was crazy enough.
More to follow…
Its really an amazing thing when everything comes together and finally makes sense.
I’ve been using a stages power meter since mid January. Slowly I’ve been learning more and more about it, but still didn’t quite grasp everything in front of me. I didn’t know how to use it to my advantage…until today.
This morning, after reading this article, everything just clicked. I’m able to see where I’m at, and most importantly what I NEED to be doing. I’m also able to look back and see where I went wrong.
All of this is nothing new, but its new to me.
Its all in the numbers. Numbers define our lives. They define patterns. Once you understand those numbers you understand yourself. This goes into so many aspects of life…Sleep…nutrition…supplements… There is a balance to everything, and I get excited when I find new ways to make that happen.
There is nothing more nostalgic to me then skateboarding. Just seeing photos of old decks or skaters brings back a piece of my childhood. I started skating in the late 80’s and well into the 90’s. I stopped for a few years here and there mostly because the people I skated with stopped skating. I wish I never quit.
So here I am in my 30’s now and starting back again. I’ve been going out about 1-2 times a week just to get a little something in. Just to feel the feel again and remember how awesome it is.
Over the years I’ve collected decks to some extent. The ones I had back in the day would be worth thousands now. Im not a major collector but the collection I have now is coming along nicely. I’m getting a bit more serious about it. I’ve also managed to snag a bunch of nos wheels.
I’m just hoping to continue the momentum, and sneak some skate sessions between my training sessions. Some day I won’t be able to do this shit anymore, so I gotta get it while I can!
my weekend was good
Reblog from my brother who’s photos from the weekend are better than mine.
Yesterday was rough. It was my brothers last day in town. I raced the cat 3/4 spring series race in prospect park at 6:45am. No results there, but I put in a hard effort for 35 miles.
After the race, Don, my bro and I met up with intentions of riding to croton dam. Usually the trip there is made on paved and dirt trails, and is generally an easy ride. The trails are covered in ice and snow, so we had to make up our own route on main roads.
Much of the ride ended up being a bunch of punchy climbs. Not to mention it was freezing and windy the whole way. I ended up just over 100 miles for the day. I definitely want to do this ride again, but not after a race, and not in the winter. It would be great to re-visit now that I know what to expect!
Rides are always better when my bro is in town. We took a spin out to Piermont yesterday. I was finally able to put some miles on the Somec. Hoping to get another solid ride in tomorrow!