- Sunday: Rest! – 12 miles
- Monday: 14er Attempt, Quandary
- Tuesday: Rest! – 15 miles
- Wednesday: Ride to Redrocks, Hike/Run Mt. Morrison, via the South Ridge Route, ride back home – 52 miles
- Thursday: Rest! 5 miles
- Friday: Ride to Boulder, few hours at The Spot, bouldering Gym, ride home – 100 miles
- Saturday: 1 1/2 hours on the trainer (not included in total), plus 2 miles outside.
“I’m getting concerned about the visibility issue.”, my much more careful, much more level-headed hiking partner stated clearly and with enough gusto to make it through the wind and snow.
“Yes. I think we’re pretty close. The peak is at that rock.”, I point, “ten more minutes and we’ll re-evaluate the situation. How does that sound?”
“I don’t see a rock.”
And she had a point. The rock was now, gone. Ten minutes became ten steps. We reached a slow-going snowy slope and called it quits.
Sunday’s ride started at 5:50 in the morning, the goal being to get up – and over Squaw Pass, a gamble to do in winter, as it peaks at over 11,000 feet.Then, down into Colorado Springs and take the bicycle route that follows I-70, using frontage roads, old HW-40 and the Scott Lancaster bike path.
- Sunday: 70-something something mile mixed road/mountain bike trek here and there – 11hours
- Monday: 35 miles around Cherry Creek and back – 3 hours, started as a
recovery ride, ended with me going as fast as I could, felt around 66% from the day before.
UPDATE 4/1/11 – Hey, I did it! – Between 3/5/11 and 3/31/11 I was able to log around 1331 miles. YEAH!
- Sunday: Rest!
- Monday: Rest!
- Tuesday: 3 hour ride to Boulder loaded with hiking pack, ~ 30-something miles
9 hour hike, traversing South Boulder Peak, Bear Peak and Green Mountain,
4 hour ride back to Denver w/pack ~ 30-something miles
- Wednesday: Rest!
It’s sincerely not against my character to take on major goals completely out of order, so when I admit to you that I signed myself up for a 2750 mile mountain bike race, without having ridden a mountain bike any appreciable distance since many years before I lost my delicate virginity, you will not find this too startling.
Woke up today with little sleep, perhaps two hours. Unplanned sleep deprivation training. 5:00 am. Snooze for fifteen minutes then up and about. Planning on biking/hiking trip. Let’s go to Boulder, I thought and then hike around. Wonder if you can get from the small, Southern Peak, to the Small, Northern Peak?
This week I did nothing that really fits into a report. Basically, I
took the week off – I felt achy and tired and I’ve been killing it. Time
for a break. I’m extremely excited at how well the first “month” of
“training” went – I feel in good form and happy that there’s 5 months
more to go to get into better form.
Sunday: Rode to Red Rocks and back. Looked like this:
It has snowed the last couple of days, so my route consisted of bike paths that were:
* well shoveled,
* barely shoveled
* not shoveled *at all*, where forward motion was very slow