Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tonight's ride home

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF BETWEEN 30 AND 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED... OR WIND GUSTS OF BETWEEN 40 AND 58 MPH. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT... ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. IN ADDITION... STRONG WINDS OVER DESERT AREAS COULD RESULT IN BRIEFLY LOWERED VISIBILITIES TO WELL UNDER A MILE AT TIMES IN BLOWING DUST OR BLOWING SAND. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Big Packages

So A tells me there are two MASSIVE boxes from Amazon outside the front door. What could these be I wonder?

Can you guess?




hmmmm....




That's right two tires came in these two HUGE boxes.

I'll post my letter to Amazon as soon as I finish recycling all this waste.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

October in Arizona

Prepare to be jealous....

video

Friday, October 16, 2009

The week

A lighter off-season schedule this week. I'm excited about putting in a lot more bike miles this off-season and only worrying about the swimming and running once I start training again. I also have a better idea of the courses for this year so I will tailor my training a little more to the specific courses. I'm hoping to work 1 swim, 1 run, 2 road, 1 mtb, 3x weights, and 2x yoga into my off-season schedule going forward. It sounds like a lot, but I think I can get all that in with a healthy dose of NFL football and beer drinking.

Monday: AM weights
Tuesday: 18 mile AM ride / weights at lunch / 18 mile PM ride
Wednesday: AM weights / lunchtime yoga / 3 mile run with A
Thursday: weights at lunch
Friday: 18 mile AM ride / weights at lunch

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tour de Fat (car free weekend)

Tour de Fat 2009


may I just say this kid DOMINATED the ride


Friday - great bike ride over to the Cornish Pasty Co for dinner and drinks. Ran into some friends while we were there and enjoyed their company before a great ride home. A on the cruiser and me on my beater MTB.
Saturday - I was up early to wash our bikes and make some adjustments. A rode her classic Schwinn cruiser all the way to Tempe Town Lake for the 2009 Tour de Fat and I rode the MTB again. The weather in Arizona is out of this world right now so even though the 7 mile ride took us a while we enjoyed every minute of it.
Once we got to the Tour de Fat it was time to get registered and participate in the parade. We had a great ride through Tempe and hung around to enjoy the festivities before riding home.
Saturday night we headed out on our bikes again to the annual party at the home of our real estate agent. We got turned around on the way there and put in some additional miles, but we finally arrived in time to enjoy some great food, drinks, and company before heading back home.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

OK Computer?

For being a huge nerd and loving tech toys it's pretty surprising that I've never owned a bike computer. What isn't surprising is that I have an incredible wife who could tell I really needed one. So for my birthday this year I got this guy.


Sadly, I am now on the verge of having my new favorite toy taken away. Like a small child that shoots his little sister with a new ping-pong gun; I'm having way too much fun. Who knew that seeing your current speed, max speed, and average speed could be so much fun...and so addicting.

Part of the problem is that I share all of this information with my wife who loves me. Instead of appreciating how impressive an 18mph average speed is for my commute home she can only imagine me ignoring traffic, eyes glued to the computer, and trying to achieve a new land speed record on my bike. While this is not the case, for the most part, I should probably keep more of this information to myself if I want to keep my new toy.