made of riding on the Colorado Trail the day after a SICK race. 🙂 I ventured out on my own and did a SWEET loop that Coach told me about. I thought I was in Heaven, or at least hoped that is what it is like. I felt actually decent the day after… definitely a bit tired, but still able-bodied and wanting to ride longer than the 3 hours prescribed. I think I felt alright because I was very careful with nutrition for the race. I consumed 6 bottles and 5 Gus during the race, and also drank 3.5 L of water in the morning. Yes, I am a sweat beast. Need hydration.
I finally got to do a long enough ride where I used my Ergon BD2 pack for mountain biking. I was even more impressed. I have always hated mountain biking with stuff hanging on my back because it’s heavy, it moves around, it makes my shoulders hurt. So much that I usually stuff my pockets with bottles. There were moments that I actually FORGOT I was wearing anything on my back and it was not cumbersome AT ALL on the ripping fast descents. In fact, it stayed in one place.
My best friends for the day. Woodland friends. My Hydrapak 70 oz. bladder fit nicely.
Some people don’t believe in global climate change and look the other way. Believe it. These trees are dead b/c of the pine beetles. Why? Because it isn’t getting cold enough in the winter to kill them off…so instead, they are killing my glorious pine trees. Pretty soon, all that will be left is pine tree air fresheners for my car. ugh.
Video attempt number 2. Need to learn to ride one-handed a little smoother. 🙂 I need a helmet cam…..