Sunday, February 15, 2009

Suncrest in February

Ty, Ryan K., MK an I met at the shop this morning at 11 for a 2-3 hour ride. I was supposed to be doing 3x10 minute efforts, the first one was about 10 minutes in as we turned left off of 9th east in Sandyr and climbed our way up to Wasatch, in a very hard to follow way.

Ryan then dropped us all hard on the descent towards Draper on Wasatch, the headwind towards the EQ center was brutal. About halfway to the Chevron, MK bailed (something about a movie).

The head/Crosswind to the Chevron Left turn was nasty. The next 2 ten minute efforts came as part of the Suncrest Northside climb. The wind was bad, no compact crank and a 27 cassette was difficult to keep it moving forward. We lost RYan somewhere on the climb. Ty and I descended the south side, it was cold, turned around and did an easy paced climb back up.

It is good to climb, even though I thought at times I was going to have a heart attack an/or hyperventilate.

Time for a nap.

.... Meanwhile, the best quotes ever related to stolen Astana bikes

Team liaison Ben Coates of Trek said Armstrong’s bike “is the only one of its kind and can be easily spotted,” speckled as it is with the slobber of doe-eyed fanboys with man-crushes.

The others, belonging to Janez Brajkovic, Steve Morabito and Yaroslav Popovych, are indistinguishable from the jillions of other Madone 6.9 Pros ridden to mid-pack finishes in industrial-park crits worldwide by potbellied masters racers.

1 comment:

Grizzly Adam said...

LOL! I like that about the bikes.