Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Matt's new ride

Aww, isn't she cute! We finally found a horse small enough for Matt.

Matt, Bob, Danny, and Brad right after some punishing climbs out of Afton.

I know, I know. It's been a long time since I posted last. FWK has not been in hibernation, far
from it. I'm on a mission to ride as much as I can so I don't get behind Bill for the Horribly Hilly Hundreds bike ride.
Speaking of which, the 3 amigos + Brad + Danny rode the "Stilly Hillies" on Sunday for a little practice at climbing. We rode 62 miles with over 3,000 ft of climbing. A very good ride, but a far cry from the HHH, which is 125 miles and 12,000 ft of climbing. My legs were tired, there is no way I could have hammered out another 62 miles. Epic is the word, and it may be our undoing!
This is how you mow the lawn in Stillwater. Get 5 of your buddies that have a court injunction not allowing them to use power tools and make them use hand mowers.

On Monday I got to ride with the Trailhead Monday group. My hours prevent me from riding with the evening groups very often, and this was a treat. Only problem, my legs were dead after Sundays ride, all I was going to do was a 30-40 mi recovery ride. Turned out to be 56 mi and I got home at 8:20. Felt good, but the legs were toast! A lot of fun, though.

It's tough to keep up with Bill and all of his upgrades on his bikes.

I can try. These are carbon/alu bottle holders. Each one saved me 1 ounce over the previous cages. Eat your heart out, Bill.