Wednesday, December 24, 2008


 Merry Christmas To All.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snow Train

 Well, winter has hit us with a vengeance.  Minus 20 with snow. Very interesting training indeed.

 Sure it's cold. But it's still better then staring at walls and TV's.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Winter Cross

It's that time of year when it snows an the trails turn to ice. Which especially in the Don makes riding a bit dicy.

So after looking at my options came up with a new component to winter training. I'll be adding a once a week cross session at a park. Even in summer with the dismounts and running it's a workout. So this will be a beneficial addition. Especially to pass the winter with.

Speaking of Cross. Here's some winter viewing to help pass the time away. 9 Ball Diaries trailer with Tim Johnson.

And for those who don't know what cross is here's a couple of intro's.

It's an activity invented by Belgies bored with their normal winter training.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Day Off

Decided to take a day off from training. Will resume the work tomorrow when I'm fresh minded.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Camelbak Podium Bottle

Last June got my hands on one of the new podium Bottles from Camelbak. Interesting bottle primarily because of the valve. The bite valve is made from medical grade silicone and is a one way valve. One feature is the valve can be locked so as it won't leak say in your pack, though have not had to test it out.

It takes a little getting used to using in that one squeezes the bottle to get water. Unlike the older type where it comes out easily when the bite valve is open. So far have had no issues with trail crud getting into the water.

One other nice thing with the plastic Camelbak is using is no plastic taste. Especially when one leaves water in the bottle over night. Now to see how it will handle winter.

December Challenge

So here it is, for December the training commitee has decreed the December Trg Challenge. The goal is simple ride every day and as much time as possible. Regardless of weather.

Some shots from the ride.

A wee stop.

Trying something new on the bike. Will be replacing the Oury grips with some Yeti Speed grips. We shgall see how this works.