Thursday, December 27, 2007

The 27th

I went out for a short 34 mile ride with Mr. P today. It was cold as hell by Texas standards (30s at time of departure), but the day was enjoyable. I am so glad I made the choice I did when we decided to live in this area. The riding here is just fantastic. Today's workout was standing intervals, but of the lower HR sort. Base building is going well. This is the first time I have been on a bike since my crash. I ran a few times between then and now. I took the Retro Rocket out today. That bike is just awesome. Have a good Friday.


These guys were staring at me so I bowed up to the fence. Turns out they didn't want to throw down with THIS GUY.


The WT way to fix your shoe when you break a buckle off. Northwave dropped a new buckle in the mail for me today.


Christmas present. Hopefully they live up to the hype.


The Bug loved his froggie towel from Grandma Nicky.

17 Comments:

Blogger bluecolnago said...

chris....

30's ain't cold. just an fyi. ;)

12/27/07, 6:13 PM  
Blogger bryan said...

Blue beat me to it. Did you have to wear a snowmobile suit or something?

12/27/07, 7:07 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

You two guys are just hard muthas.

12/27/07, 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Fendergal said...

I want my froggie towel!!! Adult sized, of course.

Ah, to be a kid again. He's a cute one. But you knew that already.

Happy new year!

12/27/07, 7:11 PM  
Blogger Them Country Folk: said...

The Bug in the froggie towel is the cutest.

12/27/07, 9:48 PM  
Blogger lauren said...

oh man that bug is cute!

and just so you know, 30 degrees IS cold. don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

there's a reason we live in places like california and texas.

12/27/07, 11:52 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Fendergal - I will drop one in the mail for you today. Happy New Year.

Country Folk - sounds like you had an interesting trip to IL. What was up with that woman flipping out on your blog about your choice of vehicles???

Lauren - I know it and you know it. But eskimos like them honestly believe 30s is habitable weather.

12/28/07, 6:24 AM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

Us folks from the Northern Clime's are just jealous that you CA and TXer's can ride with clear roads and sunshine this time of year.
30 degrees wouldn't be so bad if there wasn't ice, slush, salt and a lack of daylight too!

12/28/07, 6:58 AM  
Blogger Eclectchick said...

Oooooo, brrrrrr, 30 degrees warm. Pooooor Chris. Guess you won't be moving to MN anytime soon.

(sniggering meanly)

The Bug is uberadorable. If the Froggie towel company had him as their poster boy, their sales would skyrocket!!

12/28/07, 1:10 PM  
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12/28/07, 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Donald said...

Nice... glad you got out and hope the bloody flesh wounds are healing well. Got some new jerseys from my wife. I may have to try one out on the trainer though. It's pounding rain here right now... but we need it badly!
Cheers, Donald

12/30/07, 7:09 AM  
Blogger chatterbox said...

Looks like Santa was good to all of you. And, I want one of those froggy towels, too!

12/30/07, 8:14 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oldman - I hear you. Our 30 is a lot better than your 30.

Eclect Chick - you were looking for a new career path. Here you have it! Design kids towels.

Donald - stay dry. I hope you get a ride in.

Chatterbox - Santa is always good to me.

12/30/07, 6:59 PM  
Blogger Pete Basso said...

30's is shorts weather folks!! It was 15 degrees this morning when we started our ride!! When I finished I was soaked through three layers...it's all about how hard you work.

The "Q-Rings" ROCK!! I've raced with them last year and now I've got them on my CX bike too. You'll love them. They make a difference on the climbs and sprints more than anywhere else. Really help to eliminate the soft spot on your pedal stroke. Let me know what you think after you ride them a couple of times.

Have a great New Years!!

12/30/07, 7:16 PM  
Blogger Zachary Ellwood said...

Hey, those pictures of your road rash looked nasty... hope you're healing better. I remember my first bike-race crash, got bumped by a rookie racer, was out for about a week. Glad to see you got back on quickly...

12/30/07, 11:38 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Pete - I took them out for the first ride yesterday. I could only tell a real difference on the climbs. I didn't do any sprinting. The concept makes sense.

Zach - crashing sucks for sure. There is an art to treating the road rash. I think I have done a good job this time because there is no scabbing after a week.

12/31/07, 5:42 AM  
Blogger Them Country Folk: said...

Re: your other comment, she is an old running buddy from Houston. The one who made fun of our suburban home, 65" TV, and DVD collection, but then spent every spare second in our suburban home, watching all of our Soprano's DVDs on our 65" TV. To me -- each her own!

12/31/07, 1:05 PM  

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