Nice and Easy

Posted by on Feb 4, 2006 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This week has been all about taking it nice and easy. I guess you could call it a recovery week. I have just been doing slow spins on the trainer, or in today’s case, I got outdoors on the 29er. My teeth hurt. An 8:30AM dentist appointment is never a good way to begin the day. Once the numbness wore off, the dull ache set in.

I am having serious gear lust over this. If it preforms as advertised, then it may be the end all of HR monitors/Cycling computers. It is not available yet, but when it is I will be keeping my ear to the ground for user reviews, feedback, etc.

Speaking of data, I was speaking of data wasn’t I? Take a look at what Dave Harris has been up to. I am not going to pretend to understand what it means, but I do know that it translates to him enforcing a lot of pain on his competitors out on the trail. What ever it is you are doing Dave, keep on doing it.

GTed and Mr.24 are out on the town gravel this weekend mapping out the course for TI V2.0. That race will be a suffer fest any way you think of it. 300+ miles, the possibility of peanut buttery gravel, rain, snow, wind, stray cows and farmers. Not to mention guys like Mike Curiak dropping the hurt mallet on the field. One of these days I need to line it up there and find out if the Iowa corn is all it is cracked up to be.

1 Comment

  1. Dave Harris
    February 6, 2006

    Whatd’ya mean, I explained it all in plain language 🙂 Kidding…most of my training ideas have been formed by years of training with power meters and an association with Andrew Coggan, a nutty PhD physiologist who is also a great time trialist.

    Speaking of data – the 305 looks sweet, I was checking out a beta version a couple of days ago. Is it the right toy? It depends on what you wish to do with it. Although the learning curve is steep, training with power will teach you how to make the most of your training. The difference is night and day. However, if you’re looking for a navigational aid for the unsupported races, the 305 has its charm.

    Just some random thoughts from the nutty professor.


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