Monday, January 16, 2012

This Lousy Winter

I have given up on skiing. At least as far as this race season goes. There simply isn't enough (any) snow and even if we got snow tonight I still wouldn't have time to get in shape for it. It looks like I'm biking at Arrowhead. I'm lucky that it's a bike, run, and ski event. Besides, the Pugsley needs to get out and stretch.

It wasn't really this warm. It only got up to 50f or so, but in the sun my thermometer was reading up to 65f.


Someone out there was more desperate than I was. I thought about riding on the river, but gave it up as a bad idea.

I stopped to cook some lunch on my camp stove. I needed to remind myself how to use it. It also served as a reminder that I need to tour more and enjoy myself rather than treat every ride as a race.

I would say that riding fat tires opens up new places to ride, but I've ridden here before.

4 comments:

Brent Butch Johnson said...

"I need to tour more and enjoy myself rather than treat every ride as a race. " Well said.

MrDaveyGie said...

yeap for a man show loves the 'ski' like you do this winter sure sucks. Well good thing you are an multi-endurancist specialist....o7o....

Mauricio Babilonia said...

Did you make it to Triple D this year? I don't remember seeing you...

Matt Maxwell said...

No, I didn't make it to Triple D this year. It would have been cool to be the first Triple D Triple Threat (run, bike, ski), but I didn't have a way up to Dubuque and I am trying to save money for something bigger & better. More on that soon.