So, although these bicycle frames.......
.....have a tendency to break in half during crashes(ex. - Sebastian Lang in the Tour of California), I still wished I had one to ride up Table Mountain yesterday......just to see how it would ride up that little hill. But didn't - ended up riding my old trusty Trek. Yeah, the same Trek with the missing chainring bolts.
What a fun day in the saddle yesterday - good climbing, good company, did some sprint work with Daniel and AM, got in some miles and had the opportunity to work on my cycling tan! It was a good day to analyze what I needed to work on in my riding too - and develop some new Guinea Pig ideas(hmmmmm......wonder how it would be to ride with only two chainring bolts for a week??? GP it and find out).
Most of all, it was just fun. And although the last 20 miles heading into a head/crosswind kinda sucked, it was great to be outside for a big chunk of the day.
Things I learned yesterday:
--Daniel is fit. 101 miles yesterday - and he could have ridden another 50. And his sprint is back in action - he is fast!
--Annemarie can climb like a mountain goat - and her new Trek is hella sweet!!! It's gonna be crazy to see what happens when she actually trains/rides more.
--You can't dump Bill's spirit on a bike - to the very end, he was the driving motivating force out there.....and a great dude to have on a ride.
--Dave W. is a completely different rider than he was 4 months ago.......and is living proof of the most basic principles of cycling....that if you ride, you tend to get better.
Yep, fun day - already miss the weekend.