Tuesday, May 1, 2007

5:45 AM is Early!

This morning I forced myself out of bed at 5:45 AM in order to meet the Inertia group at 6:30 AM. We rolled for 90 minutes and I was back at my house by 8:15 AM. It felt great to knock the ride off so early and good times to hang out with the guys but man, it's now 7:15 PM and I'm ready for bed! I'm not sure how those dudes do that every day. Maybe riding early makes you fast. Perhaps that's the secret training tip I've been looking for...

As far as the dirt goes, Kris and I are thinking of riding the E12 as a 2 man team. For those of you reading who have experience with 12 hour mountain bike races I'm curious if there's anything we should know. Any and all advice will be much appreciated. We're not looking to win, just ride strong laps and have fun.

The weather looks to be taking a turn for the worse in the upcoming days. We're looking at close to a 40 degree swing in temperatures, from a record high of 89 this past Sunday to a forecasted high in the low 50's on Friday. Not sure what that means for the 5-Mile Pass race on Saturday. Based on the preride reports the course is dry, loose and dusty so a little rain would be a good thing. However, racing in the rain could get messy if the dust turns to mud. Let's hope any rain falls before race day and not on race day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Waaahh!! Some of us get up at that time everyday and not to get on our bikes.