Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
The ride went well except for a few punctures on the way for Louis and Erin but we still managed a respectable 45.5 miles.
Sunday - Saw the first official training ride of the season for the MS150 and there was a reasonable turn out on a Chilly Morning at CY - Fair College Campus of about 500 riders. Dave Hill and I were joined by Rene to make up the BHPB contingent, and we all agreed to push for the maximum course distance of 55 Miles.
Finally it got too much and on one corner Dave and I hit the top gear and raced ahead to form our own paceline joining with two other riders for the remaider of the ride.
Friday, January 23, 2009
The ride will be a combination ride of Terry Hershey - Bush Park - Cullen Park - Bear Creek. This will include mileages of 12 miles through 62 depending upon your level of fitness.
On Sunday, Dave and I will be doing the Frostbike Ride and we are encouraging anyone to join us in a 18 + mph Peleton.
The Aussie Flag with the boxing Kangaroo will mark the BHPB rallying point at the Frostbike ride start.
Have a great weekend of cycling
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
This year however unlike the last few years where my training regime has been mostly physical I decided to engage some brain power and extend my knowledge on both bike maintenance and care and the fundamentals of serious "Bike Training". This brings me to the topic of stretching .
Cyclists are not known for their flexibility. In sporting terms were probably as far away from ballet dancers as you can get. Nevetheless, stretching is an essential part of injury prevention and recovery strategy. (See my web page on Stretches for Cycling under "The Warm up" on training 101)
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
- taking my bike with me
- renting a bike
- or at the very least vcommenting on the bike culture in the country I am visiting.
This first trip was a short one so breaking down my bike and placing it into my new shiney (Xmas present) bike carrying case was temporarily put on hold.For those of you dont know where Montivideo is it is located in South America, boarded just North of the River Plate that Borders with Argentina on the East Coast.
Cycling is very poular especially on Sunday Afternoons where you will see a number of enthusiastic cyclists hit the "ramblas" or waterfront Highways that stretch North and South of the Uruguay Capital.
A trip to Montivideo would not be the same without commenting upon a big influence on my life, that being Maritime History, and Montivideo has a fantastic story to tell!!!!
She was sent to the Atlantic Ocean as a commerce raider in 1939, where she sank nine Allied merchant ships. Numerous British hunting groups were assigned to find her, with three British ships finally tracking her down in December 1939. The Battle of the River Plate ensued, during which the Graf Spee was damaged. She docked for repairs in the neutral port of Montevideo, but was forced by international law to leave within 72 hours. Faced with what he believed to be overwhelming odds, the captain scuttled his ship rather than risk the lives of his crew.
Monday, January 5, 2009
This weekend saw a flurry of activity with two rides:
Was a nice 35 Mile Warm up with Dave Hill, which consisted of the Terry Hershey/George Bush Combo in which we both realized our hearts were willing but our legs were pleading for mercy. Still we laboured on to get the first one under our belts and get our training schedule started.
Presented a nice surprise with Andy & Renee joing Dave and myself for a more challenging distance of 42 miles in the Terry Hershey-George Bush-Cullen Park - Bear Creek Combo.
I finally broke through the 1,000 mile barrier for my new bike which has been a a loyal and "very fast steed since September of last year.
Its back to work tommorow and with it my usual early morning Spining routine (More to come on this later)