Quotes worth Mentioning:
"Ride each ride like it might be your last”
"You've never ridden long enough to know everything”
"I discovered the benefits of reflective tape on the fork and wheel stays and that
you can never have too many lights"
"My uppermost thought is 'finishing'”
"I learned that safety is more important than finishing a ride"
"Be Prepared: I'm not embarrassed by the fact that I have switched my rear cog set to mountain bike gearing. I like to take the up-hills a little slower and spin to conserve energy.
Before each event, tighten all bolts!
My dilemma this year was "how much recovery is enough?" During the various training phases, (build, race, post-season rest), I don't think I took enough recovery time. I achieved a maximum of fitness but perhaps at the cost of being tired and even run down.
Keep Your Shorts Dry!
(A discourse on ah, hum, saddle sores!)
Ride your own ride, but be flexible. If you find compatible riding partners, ride with them. If the weather is adverse, re-evaluate and adjust your original plan and goals.
Start the ride well within your capacity, if you ride fast at the beginning, you will not regain the wasteful expenditure of energy. Remember, there is not usually a prize for completing a fast first 100 miles!
Check your route sheet twice and turn once. A few seconds re-checking the route sheet can save many miles of unneeded travel.
As you make plans for new cycling adventures in 2010, remember the thrill of your early cycling adventures as a child. Try to recapture that sense of adventure as you set out to accomplish your cycling goals throughout the year (Ken Bonner, Ultra Cycling.)
I couldn’t have said it better myself. And now that y’all ‘know it all,’ get out there and ride!
May 25 7:30am - Columbia Gorge Explorer Day 2May 25 10:00am - CRUISER Evergreen to HighlandMay 25 2:00pm - River Maiden Show-n-GoMay 26 7:30am - Columbia Gorge Explorer - Day 3May 26 9:00am - Two Bridge Loop May 26 2:00pm - Salmon Creek Show-n-GoMay 27 7:30am - Columbia Gorge Explorer - Day 4May 28 9:00am - Tour de Friends May 28 6:00pm - Tuesday TrainingMay 29 10:00am - Wed. AM Earthquake RideView Ride Calendar
May 25 - 26 - Lewis & Clark UltraMay 27 - 7 Hills of KirklandMay 31 - High Tide RideJun 1 - High Tide RideJun 1 - Apple CenturyJun 1 - Pioneer CenturyJun 2 - Peninsula Metric CenturyJun 6 - 29 - PedalpaloozaJun 8 - 8 - Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle DesignJun 8 - Strawberry CenturyView NW Events Calendar