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it's a sickness(7 posts)

it's a sicknessJS Haiku Shop
Jul 28, 2003 12:38 PM
when it's normal, expected, typical on a monday at the office to dread the screaming fiery explosions in your quads from just standing up and walking 10 meters, you know this for certain: cycling is a mental problem.

i've had a fun-filled two weeks, but even now as i loathe considering the 1/8 mile walk to the car, adrenaline is slowly leaking into my system from just the thought of building up the "winter bike". earlier, i could barely sit at this desk for thoughts of 'cross tires and "runkle" levers.

friday n.GA 3-gap with Mike P
saturday ocoee rafting (upper & lower)
sunday climbing clinic in the 53
monday off (slacking)
tuesday run on treadmill like hamster
wednesday easy spin
thursday pedal-n-puke (go 'til ya blow!)
friday run on treadmill like hamster
saturday training century with J2, Mike Prince, & co
sunday sprint fest
monday can barely walk (slacking)
tomorrow? more good, clean fun.

Monday always slack day?Dave Hickey
Jul 28, 2003 1:04 PM
That's some serious workout.... Maybe I'll be a able to ride the first mile with you at the MS150 in September:-)

I've been using Friday as my slack day. I've found if I rest on Friday, my old legs are ready to go for the weekend. It's been a great year for cycling. I went over 4000 miles/YTD this weekend and I'm still having fun.
mostly flat roads and large pacelinesJS Haiku Shop
Jul 29, 2003 5:23 AM
you'd be surprised at the large pacelines that form on our ms150. we ride N-S on day 1 and S-N on day 2. last year, prevailing winds were from the north. day 1 was a 5hr century, day 2 was a ~19 mph 70 miles, both at pretty low exertion...due to the large groups/pacelines. day 2 was a tad rougher, with annoying winds. very few hills, very nice support. we will all ride together, stop to eat as much as possible, then ride together more. then, when we get to the casinos, nap, eat more, and drink adult beverages. ride back, stop to eat lots, ride more, arrive back at the cars, drink some more beer and eat BBQ. it's a rough couple of days.

re: t'was a fun weekendMike Prince
Jul 28, 2003 5:59 PM
Once again fun riding with the Memphis crew. I did the Thursday, Saturday and Sunday rides. Thursday was by far the hardest for me because I was still real sore from getting get hit by a car 9 days earlier. For the first time I was dropped on this ride which actually was fun as I actually had to figure out where I was for a little while instead of following a wheel or having "left turn" yelled out to me.

Saturday was by far the best day, 105 miles and lots of sun & fun. A nice pace until I missed a turn and J2 and I had to bridge to the group at nearly 30 mph. Halfway to them we ran into JS Haiku who helped us get to the group. That effort hurt! We all finished strong in the heat (90+) and had a good time.

Sunday was indeed a sprintfest in more heat, and the only true sprint was won by JS Haiku aboard his Merckx with a perfect leadout from J2.

Now we know where the sore legs are from :) By the way, I'm coming back into form after getting nailed by that car. Planning on several more Memphis rides in the coming weeks as well as the 6-gap at the end of September.

Looking forward to the next ride with my 'adopted' club...

we "sprinters"...MP, J2, J...ride the 6-gap for one reason only...JS Haiku Shop
Jul 29, 2003 5:26 AM
...ultra-low IQ.

you will probably enjoy hogpen gap without me this year. i saw it last weekend and will see it again in november, i'm sure.

watch out for bears. Haiku Shop
Jul 29, 2003 5:28 AM
the crew shall partake in a 140-150 mile DC prep ride on sat aug 16, rain/shine. interested?
i'll check schedule, but probably working (nm)Mike Prince
Jul 29, 2003 7:31 AM