Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year, Everyone!

I am working again today and I don't have much to say, but I thought I'd check in and kill a few minutes.

Last night I did my second roller ride of the season. I know, I'm a little off schedule with those, but I think it will be okay. It was exactly four weeks since the last one and last night's ride was 15 minutes longer, 15 average watts higher, and my average HR was 5 beats lower. Nice.

My New Year's Eve plans include a $12 bottle of sparkling wine from Spain that I'm pretty excited about, but there's not a lot on the agenda besides that right now. I'm sure we'll think of something. I just heard a radio story about inexpensive wines for the holidays and they said that Cava from Spain was good and inexpensive, so I'm wanting to test this out.

I don't really have any resolutions or official goals this year. The thing on my mind right now is to try to reduce my hike-a-bike time at the OC by about 80% from last year. This is a specific goal, but not too measurable because it's not like I hit my lap button every time I got off my bike last year. However, I think I will know when I'm close and I think I know how to make it happen. It involves riding a certain nasty dirt road climb A LOT between now and then. That will take care of the wussy related hike-a-biking and the remaining places that I have to get off for technical reasons I can live with. At least for this year.


Mary Sunshine said...

Congrats on your ride and watts and goals!!

Happy New Year!

I hope to get the Clinic dates for the Major Taylor Clinics...would be a blast to meet up there...but you guys have to promise not to laugh at white-knuckled high-pitched screams of fear. ;-)

I can stand on my head. For a long time. said...

Haha, I'm afraid if I try to ride the track I'd at some point forget to pedal and catapult myself.

I can stand on my head. For a long time. said...

post script: what does OC stand for?

Lindsay said...

OC is the Ouachita Challenge, the 60 mile race I'm doing in Arkansas in the spring. There is a lot of climbing and a lot of rocks, so I spent a lot of time walking last year when my quads just couldn't take it anymore. Must come better prepared this year.

nm said...

How did you like the Cava?

If I am not going to spring for real Champagne, I always choose Cava. :)

Sparkling wines make you fasssst.


Lindsay said...

The Cava was good. It was my first experience with champaign-like substances since college and I have a feeling that it might have been a bit better quality than I had back then.