workout log: 24 november 2007

Activity: alpine skiing Location: Mount Snow, VT Vertical Feet skied: 16,000 (approx.) Weather: sunny, windy and cold, 14-26 degrees Avg HR: 140 (max 165) Type: anaerobic First day on the slopes for the 2007-08 season. I'd brought my boots and poles with me to sprite's folks' place for Thanksgiving, hoping…

hope you’ve made it past 6th grade…

...if you're reading this blog. Apparently, the posts on the front page of randomduck.com meet the basic grammar requirements for junior high school. For all I know, the algorithm used is similar to the one in Microsoft Word, which often makes me fearful for the hapless, rudderless students who actually…

thank you, saul

I just read that Saul Raisin, a pro cyclist who almost died due to a head injury sustained in a 2006 race yet staged a remarkable comeback this past summer, is being forced into retirement after doctors ruled a full-time resumption of racing too dangerous. Saul is a great racer,…

giving thanks

It's been a great Thanksgiving. Granted, the drive up here was hellish. Traffic in Maryland was very, very slow, and the flow didn't really clear until after the Delaware toll plaza. From there, it was smooth sailing, though we'd lost a lot of time by then. We arrived in Connecticut…

a fall ritual

We're in the midst of a seasonal rationalization (per British English, reorganization and integration), which has resulted in a few key discoveries (or, in many senses, reality checks): We have far too many clothes. I know I'm a pack rat, and that I have a hard time letting go of…

workout log: 17 november 2007

Activity: road cycling Location: Dupont Circle > Potomac/Avenel > Dupont Circle Distance: 32.7 miles Duration: 1:54 Weather: sunny, calm and chilly, 46-48 degrees Avg HR: 128 (max 158) Type: aerobic My first shake-down of the ZX3, and it was a lot of fun. It climbs well and is very fast…

enter the rudi projekt

It's done! After a lot of toiling over a (virally induced) long weekend, and a little help from the LBS to cut the steerer tube, my Pedal Force ZX3 is done. It has been deemed "The Rudi Projekt," a name that was first suggested by my riding buddy, Jonathan. And…

workout log: 11 november 2007

Activity: road cycling Location: Middleburg, VA > Purcellville > Lovettsville > Purcellville > Middleburg Distance: 59.9 miles Duration: 3:18 Weather: sunny, calm and chilly, 40-47 degrees Avg HR: 130 (max 160) Type: aerobic PPTC "Something In The Middle" ride, led by me. I was recovering from a nasty head cold,…