In Pursuit of Trackie-ness -- Log
Howdy howdy howdy!
Been a little while since the last update, i've been busy...moved, and other going-ons to make life busy and blogless!
So, lessee what's been going on:
Fri (Aug 26th) - 2hr EM ride, nothing special.So, times are changing around here.. Only another week or two of track racing..which is a shame. Then i'll be settling into my fall/winter training schedule...which should be pretty good.
Sat - 3.5hr EM ride w/Sarah and Marcus, had some good sprints in there.
Sun - 2.5hr BSide ride, had to cut it short, blew tire sidewall...
Mon - off/rest/rainy so no sprint nite
Tue - 2hr EM ride w/Kevin
Wed - off/moved!
Thu - Sprint Nite @ Track, felt wiped because i hadn't eaten much for the last couple days... Got 5th in a short scratch race, somehow got a 3rd in the Chariot, and 5th in the Win'n'Out (gaaah!)
Fri (Sept 2nd) - light spin with a few other trackies, did an hour or so solo as well.
Sat - BSide ride, good clip (~35kph) for the first 2hrs, then solo for the last (no one wanted to do the waterfront - wusses!)
Sun - BSide Part Deux, rainy day, faster guys took off, i sat on for a bit, sucking wheel splash, decided it wasn't worth it, so rode solo, doing some Tempo work...then somehow met up with them again on Land's End (maybe someone got a flat..they were quite a bit ahead of me..) sat in for another 30mins, rain (and splash) started again, and i realized i forgot my water bottles!!! Took the Lockside paths back into town, still managed 75km..with no water..heh.. Of course it was raining!
Mon - Pursuits at the track..they messed-up my timing, but tell me i got a 4:04 (or so) on my 3km pursuit...!! My previous record was 4:26, so i'm a bit doubtful....but unofficially my 3km time is around 4:04...wowwee..! It actually felt pretty good. No aero bars, but i didn't go out too hard, and kept it nice and steady..i believe i managed to maintain ~44kph...which is pretty good for me. Now i gotta get that up to 50kph, and i'll start to do alright in the event. =)
Got a couple weeks of Tempo rides coming up...then prolly hills (hello Observatory!) and sprints (hello Durrance Lake hill!) Rinse and repeat!
Also, i finally got myself a flash-based MP3 player! A real simple unit, the Creative MuVo, Basic Version.
It has all the features i was looking for:
* 512MB (over 4hrs of MP3's, enough for most rides)
* AAA battery (easy to change, unlike Shuffle, etc..)
* No Software required! (It's recognized by computers as an external drive, so you can just copy over the music files you want, since i sort them myself.)
* Flash drive!! (Can use to easily move files around, etc.. Handy to transfer songs to too, since i've got a USB port built into my keyboard.)
Wonderful little beastie! And just for fun, i'm gonna try out listening to audio books...i've already got a Star Trek one, as well as The Dancing Wu Li Masters. I'm a little worried it might come off as uninspiring tho, listening to a book while riding... We shall see!
Some time soon i'll start a page listing albums which are great to listen to while riding...maybe books too...more soon!