2013 race season is a wrap.
After four years of racing, I feel like I finally understand a few things about racing. I have picked up some tactics (thanks to seasoned teammates) and have learned training methods (thanks to expert coaches), such as when to take a break (thanks to cracked legs).
With respect to the latter, the above pictures represent some of the things I like to do when I am not bicycling. I hope the coming weeks off the bicycle can be filled with at least some mountain hiking, backflipping, riverside log napping, mushroom hunting, oasis hot spring soaking, and/or family tailgating!
Thanks for the matching cages Marc!
Boreas Erawan is for:
new ratcheting buckle
good as new pair of Giro Codes from 2011
November 12, 2013 was a great day on the bike.
It was absolutely beautiful outside, as seen in the picture above. I rode in The Headlands with nothing but the ocean, coastal scrub, and chaparral around! There was no one else on the trails. The air was a little crisp, very clean and of the ocean. The autumn sky was perfectly clear as the sun set.
My Cinelli Zydeco worked flawlessly after a Mike’s Bikes Pro Tune-Up. The shifting was exact, something that has never worked proper since I built it last year. The pedals I borrowed from a friend worked great, multiple times better than what I was using before. It felt amazing to ride a well-tuned cyclocross bike!
My legs felt fantastic, but I wasn’t out to push them with intervals. I rode some great lines, caught some air when I could, and smiled when I did. There were no flat tires or washouts—I was totally in control of the bike. I felt like I could ride up and down those hills forever.