Courtney sent me this a while back, and I'm just now getting around to doing more Cup O' Dirt updates. This only covers his rides through March. Way to keep on it, Courtney.
Metric #2 Some more TI8 training
So Got a 75 miler in yesterday, No wind, No snow, and 40 degrees by the end of the day. Great January weather! I'm feeling a lot stronger after a couple weeks of training and I'm finally getting on my trainer :( but I get a really good workout on it so I guess it's worth it.
Metric #3 - Fixie Century
Got a 60+ gravel in with Chad then hit the pavement for some beers and finish the hundy
Metric #4 Single speed test for Cirrem
I hit a good part of the Cirrem course to test out my gear ratio 38x17
So Over all 4th Single Speed 45 overall and 4:58 Made my goal of under 5!
The morning started out with glazed ice everywere. I watched in horror as I saw several riders eat dirt ahead of me. I had a couple close one slid the back tire all over the place, however I'm pretty good at recovering rear tire slides ( I havent fallen this winter) I also recovered a front tire washout on a downhill. I slowed down a little after that. After the first 20 miles It got better traction wise and a lot faster. Then it got muddy and hilly. I only had 5 minutes of pause time over all and made 4 stops (potty breaks) It was alot of fun...or thats how I choose to remember it.
Gravel Century of the week
115 Miles of Gravel/Bike trails. New Route though Dexter, IA spent a little exrta stop time navigating but still maintained 13.5 avg on the gravel. Trans-Iowa is Close really close...
I didnt write anything about this other than the milage so cant remember were I went to but I went there....
Following Squirrel on the pugsley to Earlham and back = Pain.