Congrats Pete McAdam and Paul Krahn

Hi from balmy B.C.. I’ll say no more about the weather because I don’t want any hate mail.
I was following the Actif Epica 120 km winter bike race today (Rita’s really thankful I’m not in it this year), and am really impressed with two local guys, Pete and Paul. In today’s frightful conditions they are doing fabulously well, up in the top ten or so. By the way, a couple of weeks ago, Pete completed the famous “Arrowhead 135″ in Minnesota which is a 220 km winter bike race over back country snowmobile trails. He finished 10th in a strong international field of over 60 cyclists, only 30 of which were able to complete the race. Well done guys !!!!!

Turning thoughts to bikes

No, this isn’t my DIY wooden trainer. (seriously, who would buy a Bianchi that’s not Celeste coloured?)  Pretty sure the lumber wouldn’t stand up to my Cancellara-esque wattage and consequent torque…

Busted out the bike trainer for the first time in 2014. Time to start gearing up the fitness for Spring riding and the potential of April gravel grinders and the inaugural mtb race at Grand Beach. Not to mention the potential of the first MIT ride of the year. We couldn’t possibly have a colder, windier, later Spring than last year…could we? Let’s rather have a repeat of 2012.  Who’s in with a prediction as to the first MIT ride of the Spring…? I’ll guess, somewhat optimistically, April 12th.

Look’n for my mojo

Well, since the belt notch has moved up and the pants are all snug again, it must be time to contemplate getting my heart beating from something other than a snow shovel. I setup the trainer, streamed the videos to the Apple TV and put on the training tire. That was a week ago. So far, not even this fast little blonde has actually gotten me onto the bike for a spin challenge.

Blond