Monday, November 28, 2011

Hitting a Reset

The holiday season is often a season of lists for the avid cyclist. I tend to be more guilty than most of this little habit. Grand plans laid out and, in the last couple of years, little of them actually achieved.

This holiday season I'm taking a different approach. Keeping it simple. Keeping it week-to-week, month-to-month. Instead of paying for race registrations that end up wasted dollars when race day finally arrivals, I'll take a chance on missing out and focused on being better prepared when I do make the starting line.

Off season config. Made for Miles.

So what's up first, how about simply getting some solid miles in, some rides with friends, restart a few 'bromances.'

In the process, I'm using a few tools to help me stay on course and be accountable to myself, if nothing else.

I like my data... to a point. Strava let me know what I want and I can ignore the details that geek out the paralysis by analysis crowd. Plus, I can tell what my friends are up to and feel a little peer racing pressure.

Yes, it's a calorie counter. But, it's a well-designed calorie counter that works for me. Ten pounds down so far. Hoping to be a light heavy weight by Jan. 1.

I also plan to post a bit more about the effort. Prepare to be bored.

Lastly, as a reference point. The Velomanti. Rule 71.

(Yes, I am willing breaking a few of the Rules in the picture above.)

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Mother Cover

For DK and Marc W

The rest of you may enjoy as well, sorry about the ads, there's no way around it.

Wye Oak covers Danzig