I got 2 great days of singlespeeding in the Foothills this past week on my last visit to town. Thursday evening after work, then Friday afternoon, after taking a 1/2 day vacation from work to hit the trails! Talk about good medicine. I needed to be out under the warm, sunny skies of NM riding the Foothills on the Kind, which was made for those trails. I had a blast out there! So much fun, my knees still hurt walking up and down the stairs at home right now. I need to get those knees back into SS shape soon!
I got back to D-town Friday evening, went out to Carver’s with Matt for dinner, and ran into Erik who was taking it easy after a ski day in Durango. We have “Buy 6 beers get your 7th free” punch cards. The food is great, but the free beers (once you’ve earned them) are even better!
Today was a group road ride with the Durango Wheel Club (we are card-carrying members now), starting from Bread. I rode with the “medium” paced group today. Folks couldn’t decide what level of “B” or not “B” they were, so they called themselves the LSD (long, slow distance) ride, which really wasn’t long, and it definitely wasn’t slow. I had a great time! Met 2 new women riders who are new to town as well. Even Kristin Danielson rode with us! It’s amazing how easy it has been to find women riders here. That’s one thing I couldn’t find in Albuquerque. The women riders were there in the Burque, but impossible to ride with. People’s schedules are just so bizarre, and they cancel at the last minute. Finding a steady riding partner in Albuquerque is almost impossible. Around here, people ride when they say they are going to ride, which is nice and predictable. Much easier to meet friends this way.
Tomorrow, I was thinking about heading to Cortez to ride Phil’s World with Jeff and Laura, but I’m just not in the mood to jump into the car to drive right now.
4 hours isn’t too bad between Albuquerque and Durango, but after doing the drive, I really have no desire to get back into the car until my next trip! I think I’ll try the Wildcat Loop that Matt has been talking about lately. Sounds like a fun one…then back to the weights. Yeck.
High intensity is coming up soon. That’s just painful stuff to folks like me who are out of shape. I’m sure it will get better after my body adjusts and remembers that pain is good.
Snow is melting here and it’s melting fast! That means mountain biking is on its way! I can’t wait…can’t wait…can’t wait! In the meantime, I’ve got Iron Horse coming up to keep me busy.