Monday, January 30, 2012

Weekly Team Training Ride

Last Sunday for are weekly epic team training ride Jeff Dickey and I rode about half of the moco epic loop and we also did some extra exploring of trails on top if that. We did about a 4 hour 40 mile day. Trail conditions were great considering how wet it was earlier in the week. The trails of the moco epic loop are pretty flat and non-technical so they are way more fun when the trails are dryer.  Next team training ride is scheduled for next Saturday Feb 4th.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Frederick Watershed Team Ride

This week we did are team training ride at the watershed again instead of the MOCO (Montgomery county epic loop) that we had originally planned.  We were guessing that it would have been too wet and muddy to do the MOCO.

We rode for 3 hours and 15 min while it was 25 degrees Fahrenheit.  I had my winter riding shoes on and my motorcycle booties that i fit over those, many layers and saran wrapped helmet.  I am sure I looked like a weirdo but I felt comfortable.

My Garmin GPS is broken and I in the process of trying to get it fixed so that past week or so I haven't been able to log rides on Strava.

Next team training ride is planed for next Sunday Jan 29th.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 race license

For 2012 i will be going with a wolverine theme race license.  Having accelerated healing and heightened senses should be an advantage in the 2012 season.




Monday, January 9, 2012

Photos From Watershed Training Ride



Watershed Team Training Ride

MOCO epic (montgomery epic) team training ride was canceled yesterday due to wet trails as an alternative we did a long ride at Gambrill state park and the watershed (water drains much better at the watershed, trail conditions were great).  It was a 3.5 hour ride and we went 30 miles.  Jeff Dickey and Dylan Johnson were there.  This is where I normally ride (7 miles from where I live) but on most occasions I only ride the dirt roads of the park because much of the trail riding is very technical and falls and broken parts are common.  Also maintaining a certain HR intensity can be difficult.  Despite being my home turf Dylan showed me a a gem of a trail I didn't know about.  It was one I had been down before but was unaware that it had a lot of trail work done to it and was 10 times better than when I last rode it.

No team ride next week Dyan and Jeff have other training/ vacation plans.  I will probably end up doing a solo ride.  Next team training ride is scheduled for Jan 22.