I got a rare chance to start my weekend early and took Friday off. Normally with the development schedule my team has Friday mornings are packed with a bunch of meetings and the afternoons are often spent catching up on stuff that happened in the morning...
Friday I got the chance to sleep a bit later than normal, kit up and ride to breakfast over at Longbottoms. I met up with the usual Friday morning group and got a good 2+ hour ride in that was a bit harder than I wanted to go, but still fun. After a few errands, Traci and I headed over to Alpenrose for the first Fast Twitch Friday of 2009. I'm a bit bummed that I wasn't ready for it as they were doing flying 200's, but I did get to cheer on my teammates Einar, Malcolm, and Bob along with capture Traci's first ever race at Alpenrose on video!
Saturday morning was picture perfect when we rolled out of the house for the club ride. A HUGE crowd turned out for the loop south to Holly Hill which the team ended up climbing twice for grins. I made sure to pace myself on the long climb since I know I'm never going to be a pure climber. The patience paid off later on when I had plenty in the tank for the smaller sprinter climbs that I was able to hit hard. Was a great day and a great route with an awesome group of folks. I capped it off with some steak and beer's with our good friends.
Sunday we went to the zoo in the morning, then did a nice 2.5 hour recovery ride. (Was funny that while at the zoo my legs and lower back really hurt from walking around on the concrete, but once I got on the bike I was fine. Pretty fascinating how your body adapts to different things.) Spent the rest of the afternoon and evening lounging at our friends house celebrating a birthday. I was super tired most of the afternoon and only started waking up around 9pm. Ah well!
Today I'll spend watching the weather reports and radar map. Planing on jumping into the 1/2/3 masters race tonight while Traci does the women's development racing class. The rest of the week is up in the air until Thursday when we leave for Seattle to fly to Miami for a wedding this coming weekend. I'll be off the bike for probably 5 days, which is the longest period of no-riding since my surgery. Fun times!