Saturday, August 19, 2006
Yes, the clock doesn't stop. Training camp # 346A7-B/9 featured 10 riders inspite of some no-shows due to out of town engagements. This was fine as the dustcloud from this group was large enough it could have been seen from space. No flat tires and a slightly truncated route made the speeds a little higher and the legs a little sorer for the hike-a-bike. Nevertheless all arrived intact. At the end of the line were some really great cookies provided by Stella 'not-just- a- bike- racer' Carey. With the DFL race series starting in about four weeks time is running out to get prepared for the grueling gauntlet that is our sport. Som additions will be made to the route on Fridays to better prepare all who show up. Bring your hiking shoes.
Posted by swiggco world at 9:36 AM
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Looks like I will have to go to city hall for that crowd permit after all. Nine hardy souls from regions near and far braved a windy twisting track along the cliffs , capped off with the notorious hikeabike into Wilder. We had three flats in the firs three minutes but none after that. Three of the elite suad showed up so the pace was noticably more urgent from the gun. The flat tires made a nice rest for some of us that really needed it. I guess this ride is so good that people outside of the team are gung-ho to throw down with the rest of us. What happens if we have 30 people? Get a dirt bike escort out of town? You never know. Tune in next week, or better yet....show up and ride. Cheers, swiggboss.
Posted by swiggco world at 9:55 PM
Monday, August 07, 2006
Saturday, August 05, 2006
The bushwhacking ways of the friday training ride continued this week with a new feature: flat tires every ten minutes or less. Larry had to pass on the ride as he had an ear infection. The rest of us weren't so lucky as about 2 miles into the ride we were treated to a 300 yard hike through stinging nettles with virtually no trail to follow at times. Some legs were speckled with blood from sticker cuts. It took almost an hour and a half to make it to four mile before the concensus was to turn around and head back. With the exception of Chappy, most of us had pretty much had enough for the day. We did have our obligatory chrash, though. It was Chappy trying to power through the deep sand , getting a little too sideways to stay upright.
Posted by swiggco world at 8:33 AM