Sunday’s Ride: Plains to Mountains

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.

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Mini Slam in Boulder

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?

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Week of February 5th – February 12th “Training” Log

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.

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Red Rocks in the Snow!

Sunday: Rode to Red Rocks and back. Looked like this:

Red Rocks Feb 6th, 2011

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

or,
roads that were somewhat sketch and filled with snow, dirt and slush.

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“Training” Thoughts

I’ve been “training” for the Tour Divide Race for about a month now. I
wasn’t really slouching in my physical condition, but the year started
out slow with my knee injury, ending in very successful physical therapy
and a wonderful summer spent in Colorado riding bikes and discovering
the fun of doing all the walk up hikes up 14ers.

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Training

Wednesday: 2 hours on rollers.

I managed to crack the frame on my Surly Steamroller again. Same place as before, when John was kind enough to weld it back together. The weld held for years of me
abusing the frame. I have no money for a
comparable frame, especially since I want to buy an MTB to end all
MTB’s, so we’ll just have to see what happens and troll CL.

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Training Log 1/31/11

Friday: I think I did 2 hours on the trainer. I don’t think I even made it outside. At all. That day.

Saturday: Rest! Because:

Sunday:
Snowshoed from sun up to sun down – 9 1/2 hours in total.

We started at
Echo Lake on the Mt.

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