Sunday, February 03, 2008

Ice and Cold = 3 hour ride

The weather has been a little rough for riding, but when I have any choice a ride outside, even in the cold/ice/snow beats the trainer. Yesterday I headed east of Denver on the Orbea for 2 hours, it was cold and windy, but the roads were clear and the ride was good. For a 2 hour road ride on the mountain bike the Orbea felt great. Thus far the only downer of the bike is all of its miles have been paved. Hopefully the weather will let up enough so that I can give it a proper ride in the dirt. Once that happens I'll give a full review, until then I'll leave you with smooth and light.

Today I wanted a 3 hour ride, so figured the road bike was the ticket. Bad choice by me to head south as I hit lots of ice (maybe since it was 12 when I left I should have known). Didn't get in the hard efforts I wanted but it was still a good ride. Yea, I had to go slow on the ice sections but a few minutes of slow riding beats 1.5 hours on the trainer.

I'm off to the east coast tomorrow, catch you later.


Anonymous said...

I'm thinking you are just getting old. Stop whining about the weather. Didn't you turn 65 today?

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday old man!

Anonymous said...

Go ride your bike, it's racccin time!