Trying to be a bit more steady with the whole blogging thing, maybe the excitement will pick up once racing starts, which is only 5 days away!
The weekend was pretty good, the weather was spectacular. I can honestly say I didn't do much of anything this weekend, training wise.
Saturday was my follow-up fit with the fantastic Jess at Two Wheel Tango. She was just returning from a trip to Cali where she was a guest teacher with some Specialized BG Fit training. I think we have the road bike where it needs to be. My issue with slight knee pain from last year is gone, and I am ready to start riding.
Sunday was the test day coming off of a rest week. I guess it would be a two part test, the first to see how the final fit worked, and the second to see if my training has worked. Recall that I had ridden outside twice (!!) last week, so the whole training thing is starting with a bang. I was feeling well rested coming in, and pretty well spent after hammering for 20 minutes. After looking at my results, I am pretty satisfied compared to the numbers from last year. I don't mean to brag, but my power output could be classified as fractions of kilowatts... KILOWATTS! Huge numbers, small pieces of huge numbers.
After the huge effort, I sit down at the computer to see that my friend Cody (Facebook friend, I don't believe we have ever met, but we bonded over the mocking of Iceman Registration Frustration 2012) blathered about me on hit fantastic new site kolo t.c. I stumbled upon his site completely by accident, I was actually looking for Cholo T.C., but that is a story for later.
Any how, there was a nice write-up on the Barry-Roubaix race that he did, and I supplied some Garmin records for his reference. Unfortunately, the poor fellow fell under the delusion that I was fast, and even used a reference to Lance Armstrong. I just want to go on record that that was mostly creative writing, and I do not consider myself a threat to the podium in any way. Besides, I am not ever sure that is me in the picture, you can barely see the beard! However, the black of the Einstein Racing kit appears to be very slimming.
So, I digress. 5 days until Barry-Roubaix, my kick-off to the 2012 racing season. I will be racing, only having ridden outside only a handful of times, on a CX bike that is much too big, with minimal reconnaissance of the route. My race goal is to finish before the What-the-Truck guys run out of food. Tomorrow is another Tuesday Night Ride, and I plan on going a bit stronger, now that I have done it once and didn't die (or puke, or embarrass myself too much).