Since the great training sessions out in St. George last weekend, I've been trying to catch up on school work. Unfortunately, some germs that someone brought to Hotel Harris took me down. Fortunately, my fate wasn't quite as bad as what transpired to a chilled House Finch on a morning that was -6 deg here - this Cooper's Hawk got some warm breakfast:
Today I got out for a very easy 6-hour ride for the last century of the month. Alexis joined me for part of the ride, and we climbed up to Carter Lake and rode some of the beautiful highways to the north.
Also, the rest of the parts I need to get my new rig up and chugging will be on their way from SRAM very shortly. Thanks to both SRAM and University Bikes of Boulder for helping me out!
The coldest and windiest month of the year (at least for Boulder) is drawing to a close. Despite the often less than ideal weather, it was a good month for training.
January training summary:
Hours on the road bike: 31
Hours on the mountain bike: Strangely, also 31
Hours on the 'cross bike: 23
Hours of skiing, hiking, or climbing: 0
Total hours in the saddle: 85
Miles covered: 1040
Total vertical gain: 88,000'
Problems with the body: 0 (other than this brief cold)!
Problems with bikes: 3 flats, 1 dead 1998 XTR rear derailleur, one rear skewer ground to death into the asphalt, 1 suspension fork not holding air pressure