Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Change of the seasons



This is my favorite part of the year. Just riding without a plan, no coaching, no pussatron, doing group rides, not really caring about anything...except....my favorite am fuel. SCONES, light, flakey, moist, warm blueberry scones. Nothing better to me then riding for a couple of hours this time of year in the early am when there is a bit of a thermal inversion and finding a perfect blueberry scone.

After all as Tracey says I'm a fat man in a skinny persons body.

Eric and I always laugh about this time of year when the fitness falls off..."like falling off a cliff". It takes so long to get that fitness and in just a moment, poof its gone. I felt it falling off yesterday, in fact I got off my bike on a climb. I didn't get off because I couldn't pedal, just because I didn't want to believe that I was pedaling in my smallest gear (40x26). I thought for sure it was a (40x23).

Oh well, maybe I'll be able to fake it for the next few weeks.

F-it, I'll just eat more scones.

7 comments:

Nome Agusta said...

That's funny.
You are falling off of fitness and I am trying to climb to a peak for the year. We leave for Utah (LOTOJA)next Wednesday, then it's a return for some CXing and winter shenanigans.
"There is no off season is California".

But I know what you mean about the low stress social rides followed by good eats. Long miles with good friends...the best!

-R

jAndy donka-donk said...

I haven't even been going uphill....

But I am looking forward to stepping into a gym next week. I will be back in the hills by October....

Rest up, and see you at a coffee shop soon...

velogirl said...

you mean I'm not supposed to have coffee stops on every ride year-round? hmmm. maybe that explains something. I'm not sure what it explains, but it must explain something.

Kevin said...

Do the words Jet Lag ring a bell? We got home on Tuesday evening and I went out for a ride up Mt. Diablo yesterday afternoon. First I thought I was going to do some hard riding. That went out the window pretty much immediately. I found myself practically groveling up in my 36x25. Between the heat and the jet lag I couldn't get out of my own way.

I'll be at the Giro though at least _trying_ to go fast.

veloandvino said...

Jandy, lets ride. down hill???

VG- never say no to coffee, its the scones I struggle with saying no to.

K-the jet lag has gotten me up at 3am, and to sleep on the couch by 7:30.

see you in sf, lets go fast!

mark said...

My off season is almost over.......

Going into the way off season until Late Sept.....maybe

Might not make it that long before I have to shave up and go ride

MS

jAndy donka-donk said...

I will bring the bungee cord for the uphills.....