Weekend wrap up

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Phew.  I’m back into training mode.


Saturday was a south end and Mercer cruise that ended up with a couple of broken spokes at the end.  I sent an email to Harris Cyclery who built them ( It’s a handbuilt set of Sun wheels dished for a 6 speed feewheel to fit my Klein Touring bike)  and let them know they snapped right at the head on oppisite sides of the wheel, which is kind of odd.  I’m sure I will end up repairing if not rebuilding them myself.  I havent strung a wheel in 15 years it might be nice to try it again.

Ride – 45 miles

Breakfast – nothing

Ride food – bottle of cytomax

Bike – Klein Performance Touring 53-44 x 12-27


Sunday was the longest ride of the new year.  75 miles on the fixed gear which, at the end, feels like 100.  From west Seattle I rode to Fremont to meet the team which turned out to be just RC and then headed around the southend of Lake WA.  RC had to turn around so I rode up to Kirkland to meet the second team ride at Cafe Ladro. As they rode away to do the 7 hills loop I continued around the North end of the lake on back and started to feel a bit cross eyed on Nickerson.  I love riding fixed by the way.  :-)


Ride – 75 miles

Breakfast – toast and cream cheese

Ride food – large bottle of cytomax and 2 shot blocks

Bike – Tempo Fixie 42 x 16


I have been focusing a lot of energy lately on remodeling our 1/4 bath in the media room.  I tore up all the tile, removed the sink and toilet and then floated the walls.  Ro needs to go pick out some colors, tile and wainscoting so I can finish it up!


On to the work week.  hopefully I can ride into work a couple of times.  Maybe get some running miles in after work up and down Thistle or Roxberry.

5 Responses to “Weekend wrap up”

  • nice job on the 42 x 16! i raced half my ‘cross season on 42 x 17 and was quite happy and maybe just a wee bit more competitive once i switched to 38 x 17.

    but now that ‘cross is over, i am missing the 42 ;)

    brenda b — January 11, 2009 at 9:50 pm
  • How come you eat nothing or close to nothing for breakfast??

    Rebecca — January 12, 2009 at 1:00 am
  • Ditto Rebecca’s question. That can NOT help your ride, dude.

    carrie — January 13, 2009 at 11:46 am
  • Wow. I am third to the breakfast table question! Are we reading you correctly that you’re having a morning (45 mile) ride on an empty stomach, with only a bottle of cyto for calories? Is that the purposeful “bonk training” we hear about every so often? If you can pull that without bonking, I need to know the secret because I ride afraid of the bonk! Not that I am ever going to be a racer or whippet-built, but I can’t leave the house for even a two hour ride without eating.



    tres_arboles — January 15, 2009 at 10:37 am
  • I know I know…

    I really don’t have a problem with anything under 50 miles on an empty stomach if it’s just a spin. If it starts to be a hammer fest I’ll curl up into a little ball and cry :-)

    Race day or hard training day breakfast normally includes the following-

    Ensure, eggs, water bagel, cream cheese and some turkey or chicken.

    During a race or hard ride I will have a bottle of cytomax and a bottle of perpetium as well as a PB&J or a power bar. Races will be shot blocks or gu shots

    Right now I’m spinning calories off of my gut. I’m not starving myself I promise. :-)

    There are methods to my madness!

    Brian — January 15, 2009 at 7:41 pm
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