Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Another day and the fall rains have come. Time to break out the rain kit.

Did an easy spin today, nothing spectacular. Tomorrow will be the hammer day.

So the Kingston Challenge is on, appropriate as we are now in the rain and mud season. Time to break out the infamous Belgium Knee Warmers. Wonder if I will need to up the embrocation level this year from Tiger Balm to something stronger? We will have to see.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Cold Snap Recce

Over the last few days have been slowly doing some recce rides seeking out new trails.

Found a few that I have marking on a map for future knowledege. Basically trying to build up some local knowledge for the future. Gotta keep the routes some what fresh. Plus options available for longer route's in the future.

Now just need to keep the stockpiling for next season. Looking at some other stuff for next year as well.

More later when I have a firmer schedule.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sgt Say's

Today's ride was good. The coach had me some simple hill repeats. Well simple as in that was the plan. But it wasn't simple afterwards.

Had to do 6 intervals on Base hill. Basically go as hard as I can for 15 recover on the DH section. Then immediatly with no pause do it again. Did it 6 times. Definetly felt like puking on the last 2.

The ride home wasn't fun was bonking a bit.

Cold of Change

It appears that Fall has come early hear to Kingston. It was plus 5 this morning, way to early for cold at this time of year. Almost time to break out the Belgian Knee Warmers.

Yesterday did a 2 hour ride. Decided to chek out the K&P Rail Trail. It was ok but definetly not my thing. Way to boring and unstimulating. Though there is a nice long uphill on it with training potential for future consideration.

Race whise, planning on doing a local cross race on the 19th for fun. This will be a definite first for me.

Tonights ride will be some hill repeats at Fort Hill. I believe 5 will suffice.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Puke and Repeat

Today was speed day. Meaning ride as hard as I could to work. Then ride hard as I could post work.

Felt pretty good. Though had to stop it in the evening as I blew another spoke. That makes 25 so far. Man the GT rear wheel sucks.

Not much else today.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cool Air

Well, training is ok. and getting a schedule back. Couple of days a week I'll be getting up early to ride for an hour. Just to make life a bit easier.

Sadly, I had to cancel doing Paul's Dirty Enduro this year. It was out of financial necesity. Then to add insult it seems like, the replacement race in Trenton was cancelled. Sheesh this years has been really tough for scheduling races.

So now have to look to training for next year. Though I think I can do the local Cyclocross race in October though.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Moods and Seasons

Been lazy again.

Been doing lots of changes and such in the last 3 weeks. Most of it job related.

Training has been somewhat good. Am doing the Paul's Dirty Enduro on the 20th, the full 60km distance. Need one big race before the end of the season. Now just need to make some equipment decisions for the event.

The guy's at Eastern Woods Research have adapted their frame to the 29er wheel size. The OWB 29 is looking good.


And then looking to add a RST M29 fork to it. Kind of looking at these for next year. The forks more to save the joints from impact.

The coach's have added a new component to my training, Paintball. More about that later.