Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Time Trial Training On The Greenway

I got in 26 miles of time trial training on the Greenway, Cedar and Kenilworth Trails after work today. I rode the Specialized Allez Time Trial Training Bike. There weren't too many people out considering the great weather...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Weekend Rides

Friday, 18 miles, Saturday, 10 miles (after the TCBC Swap), Today, 80 miles... I rode with John Schmidt, John Wyland, Tina Olson, Lori Belz and Rob Belz. Tina and Lori went 40 and the rest of us went 80. We rode from Afton to Hudson and into the hills of Western Wisconsin.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rising Waters

I rode 20 miles after work today on a route that took me past the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. While climbing the High Bridge, I checked out the river by Harriet Island. Yeah, it's very high. Next, I crossed the Minnesota via the Sibley Bridge. The water has flooded the whole valley there. Anyway, there were tons of other people out on their bikes.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Another 30

Today's ride was a nice 30 mile cruise from Baytown into Lake Elmo, Mahtomedi, north Washington County and Stillwater. I rode with Jerry Engen, Lori Belz, John Wyland and Bill Stuber.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Long Time Posting

It's been a while since my last post. I kind of got hooked on the facebook thing but I will update the blog more frequently now. Over the past month, I finished my 24th Birkie in a time of 2:47. I think I was around 600th place. Based on past Birkies with similar conditions, my time in '97 was 2:27 so I'm ten pounds heavier, older and 20 minutes slower than when I used to train big hours for ski racing. I figure it's hard to hammer all year 'round though some guys can do it. I guess I work more towards bike fitness than skiing... I've gotten in quite a few rides lately too. The longest has been 31 miles which I did twice on the Greenway, Cedar and Kenilworth Trail Systems. Today, I rode with Bill and Joe Stuber and my neighbor Steve Prast. We rode 30 miles into the northeast metro and back.