Thursday, April 30, 2009

One Step at a Time

It is all about trial and error...or what ever. 2 weeks into my build phase of training and I feel great! Base riding was a blast now I have to work for my money. Obviously I don't take it too serious and I am not too rigid but there is structure masked in a nonchalant haze. Anyways I am looking for a good group ride to attend on Sat. One that is not on the normal routes I take....The Naperville Ride.

Oh yeah and I just bought 5lbs of carrots! It is so on!

Monday, April 27, 2009

flatlandia race prevails

I am totally stealing this picture form a friend.

Last weekend was flatlandia's premire road race. Road races in this area are rare but we were luckly enough to pull it off. Even though the course was pancake flat the wind and spotty turential downpours with a one mile dirt road made it a strong mans course which blew each field apart!

Ted's blog explains it well....

Monday, April 13, 2009

I&M Canal

After the I&M Canal path being closed at 135th st. going westbound for the winter, the chain linked fence doors are back open.

3:30 from home to rockdale and back with out having to push it.

Next stop...Starved Rock

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Batavia Ride Plus Madison

Windy but unexpectedly satisfying!

After mapping out a ride in Batavia I headed out.

I didn't realize how windy it was outside.

This 70 mile ride is now one of my favorites. Windy or Not!

Last week, Val and I went to Madison for the weekend. I rode hard on sat and I brought the bike up to ride on Sunday. Well there was a blizzard and I brought the wrong I slept in at the hotel.

On that Saturday, Val and I ate good food. A small list is below.

Buffalo Chicken burrito with Pork Skins.
Tomato Basil Cheese Curds.
Kalamata Olive Puree Pizza.
Yippee Skippee Wisconsin Ice Cream
Prime Rib


We also went on a cool tour of their Capital Building.