So I rode one day this past week. Yea, I know...I'm awesome.
I went out on Saturday morning and put in 49 easy miles out the WO&D to Vienna and back. I actually bumped into a standing Racing Union & WWVC ride that starts at the caboose out in Vienna around 9am. A good group of guys that let me tag a long for a couple of miles. It got me thinking about all the group rides in our area. I usually stick to the big 7am Saturday, 8:30 BP Sunday, and 9:00 am Sunday CHB Shop ride, but every once in a while it might be nice to go out and see some of the other rides that go on weekly that I don't know about. Riding out through Vienna, Great Falls, and McLean was a nice change of pace, and really got me excited about being on a bicycle on a decent day (even though my toes were freezing). I've been thinking in the back of my mind that I'd like to organize a big group ride to do the Mt. Weather loop...not just the team guys (although they'd better show), but open it to everybody. Riding with the WWVC and Union boys reminded me that even though we all wear different kits, really we just like to ride our bikes...and it's more fun to ride with other folks of like mind.
Anyway, back to training. I've been reading Bryan's blog lately and all I can say is h0ly sh!t!!! That guy is going to be a monster come race season. He was already one of the strongest guys in the 4's last year and someone to constantly keep an eye on, but he is going to tear up the 3's if he keeps this up. That I am jealous about. The kind of miles he's putting in of wet dream material. Plus he's doing it day in and day out. Share the secret please!
So goals for this week even though the weather is going to be crap:
1) Ride the bike at least 4 times (indoors or out)
2) Try to make it down to the treadmill at least 2 or three times this week
3) Don't daydream about new frames
4) Convince self not to buy tickets to the Orange Bowl...