Thursday, September 4, 2008

Lunch Ride



Met up with Matt and Ed for a quick 1 hour ride on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail this afternoon. Starting at the 11th Avenue Park (on Terrace Hills Drive) we rode east on 11th to Dry Creek where we took the BST west to City Creek and then back to the park on 11th again.

I was surprised by how tired my legs were 2 days after my single speed adventure with Kris up Millcreek. They were burning up all of the climbs - especially when we hit The Wall. And don't interpret my "burning up all of the climbs" to mean that I was hauling ass, but rather that there was a large amount of lactic acid circulating through my legs. In other words, my legs HURT today!

Another surprise was how plush my full suspension BMC felt compared to the rigid 29er single speed. Well, I suppose that isn't really much of a surprise. However, given that Tuesday's ride on the fully rigid single speed was fresh in my memory, and the fact that today was the first time I've ridden the BMC since the last Solitude race in July, it was quite the contrast. And while I'm on the subject on contrasts, the BST was quite the opposite of Millcreek. Rough, rocky, dry, brown and hot. Don't get me wrong, it's a fun ride, but the scenery is much better in the spring.

Good luck to all of you racing/riding on Saturday. Speaking of which, Mark A., who's in town for LOTOJA, stopped by the office to talk with our CEO and V.P. of Product Management about potential job opportunities. Guess what the first question of their mouth was after meeting with him? Yep, you guessed it: Why wasn't I doing LOTOJA! There's no escape from that monster.

3 comments:

irideiwrite said...

Then we can look forward to you joining the Cat 4s next year???

KanyonKris said...

Someone needs to come up with a snappy come-back when asked "are you doing LOTOJA?"

irideiwrite said...

We can look to Colton and Josh for inspiration.

Next time you're asked, tell the person your feminine-man-part is sprained and you don't want to risk agrivating the injury.