D I C K D I M E

The following equipment is nearing replacement:

Friday - May 1

Bike #1
  • 1h 07m
  • 20.00 miles
  • 17.91 Mi/hr

PM ride till the rain. I like the new cassette. Big improvement.

Bike #2
  • 1h 51m
  • 30.00 miles
  • 16.22 Mi/hr

Up Vail Pass to the I-70 junction. WINDY

Bike #3
  • 31m
  • 8.60 miles
  • 16.65 Mi/hr

Rode down to the LBS to pick up my new cassette... Ready to race!

Run
  • 37m
  • 4.50 miles
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Had 5 beers... it was raining and dark so I had to run home. I enjoyed the drunk run. Now for race prep...

Thursday - April 30

Bike #1
  • 1h 28m
  • 25.00 miles
  • 17.05 Mi/hr

Rode up Vail Pass after work. Looks like the road to the very top is clear, but wet. I wonder if it is clear to Copper?

Bike #2
  • 1h 27m
  • 25.20 miles
  • 17.38 Mi/hr

Morning ride... checked out the Vail Pass path and it looks to be plowed. Maybe tomorrow I will see how far up.

For the first time this year I have more miles logged biking than running...

Run
  • 34m 57s
  • 5.00 miles
  • 06m 59s /Mi

Brick
Starting to feel better. Still not 100 percent physically and my Bronchitis is still whispering.

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Wednesday - April 29

Bike
  • 58m
  • 21.30 miles
  • 22.03 Mi/hr

Early morning ride with the Bike Service Cats.COLD

Run
  • 28m 12s
  • 4.00 miles
  • 07m 03s /Mi

Treadmill

Swim
  • 25m
  • 1000.00 meters
  • 02m 30s /100 meters

I suck at swimming. I get to swim in a beautiful outdoor pool with no one there and I hate every wild stroke.

OK... I'm doing this. It is now 2009 and it is time to start swimming. I'm on my way to the pool I will swim. Why is it so hard for me to go to the freaking pool? Some people talk about hating running. Running is so easy... swimming is so difficult and unpleasant.

Tuesday - April 28

Bike
  • 1h 10m
  • 24.02 miles
  • 20.59 Mi/hr

Rode with the Bike Service guys again. They are making me faster. I never go this hard on my own. I got nicked tonight at the top of the climb by Ciro. Carlos took off early then faded. Carlos is a machine... we were heading home into a strong headwind and he was maintaining 26 mph... the guy is about 5'6 and has so much power. tonight into the wind, he popped 3 spokes. Wow.

Run
  • 46m 30s
  • 5.00 miles
  • 09m 18s /Mi

Trail run with Ramone.

I am going to really try and get to the pool today. Ride tonight...

Monday - April 27

Bike
  • 3h 04m
  • 52.20 miles
  • 17.02 Mi/hr

Drove to Steamboat and rode up to Hahn Pass along The Elk and Mad Rivers.

Run
  • 33m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 08m 15s /Mi

Easy run up to the Gondola.

Sunday - April 26

Bike
  • 2h 32m
  • 43.50 miles
  • 17.17 Mi/hr

cold, wind and snow

Run
  • 42m
  • 5.00 miles
  • 08m 24s /Mi

Uphill and downhill... my quads hurt so I cut the run short and jumped on my bike.

Snowing out today, so probably no bike ride unless it clears up. I'm totally a far weather cyclist. Looking to run though. I let Ramone out this morning. I couldn't find him. I was calling him and looking around... then just by chance I looked inside a car and there he was, driving my neighbors Sunurban; just sitting there as smug as can be. Made me laugh. And here is a proper picture of my new racing machine... Photobucket

Saturday - April 25

Bike
  • 1h 25m
  • 30.00 miles
  • 21.18 Mi/hr

Rode with my the "Spanish Pro's" from the Bike Service...
Carlos is a sprinter and he set a furious pace down highway 6, I had a tough time staying in his draft this morning. Then we hit the steep 4 mile climb up Cordillera where I thought I was going to get my ass handed to me. Ciro and Carlos were hammering and for the first two miles I just hung on. Eventually Ciro pulled away and Carlos dropped off (climbing is not his specialty) and I started to groove. for about 3/4 of mile the hill goes from about 8% to about 12% and that is where I made my move. I caught Ciro and then put over 100 meters on him by the top. That felt good! After that we rode down to Wolcott and again, Carlos just hammered. I actually got dropped for a bit then worked my ass off to catch up. We rode up I-70 to Avon into a huge headwind. A killer ride.

One complaint about my Cervelo. The drive train is set up for a pussy and I spin out easily. I don't have an RPM censor on this bike but I know I average over 100rpm's compared to 80 on my tri bike (tri bike: 54/42 x 23/12). The Cervelo came with a 50/34 x 26/13... totally not going to work for me. I have decided to replace the cassette with a 23x11 and hopefully this will be better. One thing about Campy Record, freaking expensive. Anyway, I have a 26 x 13 Campy Record 10 speed cassette with about 300 miles on it. If anyone wants this great climbing cassette, let me know cuz I'll need to eBay it if not.

Run
  • 50m
  • 6.00 miles
  • 08m 20s /Mi

20-30 mph headwinds on the way home. Quads are still sore but better than yesterday. Interestingly, my ankles and feet which were sore prior to Boston feel great.

I just entered the St. George Marathon lottery. The Lottery is open until May 4th with the winners announced May 11. This is one of the most scenic and fastest marathon courses in the World. If your thinking about a Fall marathon, enter the lottery. Who knows, you just might get in!

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