Saturday, April 22, 2006

Heeellloooo Lover......


Ok...my lame Carrie Bradshaw impression for all the Sex In the City fans out there.....she's got her Jimmy Choo's, I've got my bikes.....and they were the only words that come to mind when I finally unshackled my tri-bike from the trainer and let her hit daylight. I haven't taken the bike for a "real" ride as in *rolling on pavement* since I did Ironman Canada in 04. My legs are still a bit dead from the marathon and I definitely need to focus on recovery right now but the sun was out and the temps outside were in the low 60's. Definitely forcing me out the door....the only bummer was the wind....some solid wind out there today.

She may not be the lightest or latest thing out there but she has carried me through some unforgettable moments...multiple Ironman races, a 10:23 double century, and a number of EPIC training rides. Always faithful....no surprises.....it's a good thing we got going here.....

I didn't spend alot of time riding but looking forward to re-establishing this relationship. I was rolling along at 24mph before I slammed into a wall of wind and immediately slowed to around 17mph....still nice to cut an aero position through the wind though. With the Zipp Disc and 404 combo, it'll be a beautiful thing.

Also, the first tri-fecta for the year....BARE skin on my legs, arms and hands.....no arm warmers / leg warmers / winter gloves today....it felt great out there.....one of the benefits of starting your ride at 2pm....the flip side is that you have to deal with the wind.....fair trade in my books!

Bike Stats
30.2 Miles
1:37 Total Time
18.6 mph Ave
142 HR Ave

On another note- movie review: Brokeback Mountain - thumbs up. Whew- talk about a heavy movie though.....some serious pain there......If you happen to be blessed with the chance to be with the one you love, don't ever take it for granted right? Ledger deserves all the accolades for that performance. Now I really need to watch something light.....now where did I put that copy of Napolean Dynamite?

Hope everyone is having a great weekend....rest...recover...recharge......that will continue to be my theme for a little while....

*peace*

10 Comments:

Blogger Steven said...

Speedplays, bar-end shifters, bullhorns...lucky!
Do you ever take it over any sweet jumps?

Brokeback Mountain was an excellent movie. But don't EVER ask me to be your fishing buddy!

Glad you had a good ride today, too.

8:49 PM  
Blogger robtherunner said...

Looks like a sweet ride Mike. I bet it was nice to get it out on the road. I am hoping that the weather is going to start shining on us here in the pacific northwest.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Definitely a sweet ride dude.

Once I got out of the trainer, i never want to get back on. The road is too free.

1:37 AM  
Blogger IMmike said...

sweet ride mike. I love the paint job. Is that an airfoil? I know I should know this type of stuff...

Don't rush back off the marathon too quickly. But it's good to see that you are getting out and riding rather than spending time on the trainer.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Habeela said...

Sex in the City? I was thinking Dirty Dancing but whatever.

What a beauty! I'm even going to say the unthinkable for a woman who loves shoes...it's almost as beautiful as a pair of Minolos!

7:32 AM  
Blogger BuckeyeRunner said...

Ooooohhhhhhh....Pretty!!! Definitely better than Jimmy Choos any day!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Nice looking ride.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Zeke said...

Sweet. Let's see it with the Zipps on it.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Lora said...

Holey Moley---I bet you get looked at lots while your on that babe!!
Of cccccourse, they're looking at you too!!

4:58 AM  
Blogger E-Speed said...

oooh pretty bike porn!

10:10 AM  

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