My teammates put on a crit clinic at Magnuson Park last night, great way to get some new comers to the sport some info before their first criterium. It was also a chance for those seasoned veterans of the 4 corner painfest to hear a different perspective on warm-up, race readiness and tactics. It was well attended considering the weather and for those of you who would like participate in future clinics put on by our team, stay tuned! this is open to ALL cyclists, not just ByrneInvent/ JCV members. and I will post dates on my bloggy blog.
I took the BMC out for a spin, something that I haven’t had the chance to do lately (uuuhh… MARRIAGE!) and hit the road. I can really feel my loss in fitness. After a 15 minute warm up I did a short ladder interval set before riding over to the park. My legs feel stong but the lungs aren’t working so well. I felt like I was out puke stage on the last 30 second sprint so I think I did the job. I jumped on the trail and braved the commuter traffic past UW and was really pleased with just how many people are riding their bikes now even when the weather is poop.
Best part of the ride was passing a guy on a BMX bike carrying an old style boombox on his shoulder. That brought back some memories :-)
I’m very happy to be back on the bike. I might try to hang on at Seward this Thursday since the weather looks fairly good.