Monday, August 11, 2008

Boise Day #1: Single Speed Warm-up

This morning I picked up a friend from High School and former college roommate for a nice ride on the Boise Ridge-to-Rivers trail system. Ryan is a NASA engineer who is designing the new space suits to be used by the Constellation space program once the shuttle is retired in 2010. He works in Houston, TX and thanks to the rising cost of gasoline bought a bike earlier this year and is now an avid commuter. Living at sea level he was intimidated not only by the elevation of Boise, but also the climbing we would be doing. You see, in Houston when peope - be they cyclists or runners - want to work on their climbing they go to the largest "hill" in the area. Only this particular "hill" isn't what you and I would consider a hill but is instead a highway overpass! Ryan said that on Saturday mornings there is a line of riders and runners going up, down, up, down, etc. doing repeats on the climb. I thought that was pretty funny. Lack of relevant training aside, he did great today and made it up all but the steepest climb when his rear wheel spun out and he had to put a foot down. Other than that he rode everything which was quite impressive considering today was his first mountain bike ride.

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1 comment:

KanyonKris said...

Sounds like some good riding.

That pie tracker is cruel. You're not going to bring me a slice, are you.