Friday, April 27, 2012


Been missing in action as far as posting any blogs go but that's only because I've been outside in the great weather we've been having getting in some riding.

Been spending a lot of time in The Park (Wilderness Park) lately, trails are in premiere condition which makes them hard to resist. 


In addition to my usual solo riding I've been partaking in the Wednesday night group rides hosted by Cycle Works. It's great to get out and ride with a group of people who share a common interest and having someone to ride with isn't bad either, these guys are fast also which means I get to push myself much more than I would riding alone. 




In addition to the group rides I managed to get up to Tranquility Park  in Omaha for some riding as well, I have't ridden there in years... lots has changed. 





Of course even managed some solo paved ride with the trusty Monocog as well, best bike purchase ever! So far...



 As you can see it's been a busy spring, I'd like to apologize to my one reader and promise to try to post more often. The trip to NY state is coming up soon so there will be new places and new faces if nothing else. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Riding, racing and a sort of DFL...


First race of the Psycowpath series was this last weekend and for all intents and purposes it went fairly well. Bike performed almost flawlessly, almost because the front brake is in some serious need of servicing. I am not sure what happened, air bubble in the hydro fluid or a leak or whatever but it soft and squishy and goes almost all the way to the handlebars before it gets any grip... not that I am going to blame that on my race results because if anything no brakes should have made me faster right. Actually though I am not all that surprised or disappointed in the results, first season stepping up to Cat 2 and it's a huge step in talent and speed, plus to be honest I don't train, I ride but I don't really train.


As it turns out I didn't actually finish DFL, I technically only finished DFL in the 40-49 subcategory. Sure that might be only semantics but I'll take it.


Amazingly for feeling like I was going to die on Sunday by Monday I was feeling almost normal and by Tuesday I even felt good enough for a spin through Wilderness Park. Everything is already green and starting to become overgrown and it's only the beginning of April!


With the new hubs and rims the Cog is riding sweeter than ever, it could just be my imagination but it just feels faster, lighter and more responsive in the corners. Warm weather, races in the future and smooth riding bikes... live is pretty good right about now.