I got out to Rosaryville last night.
Damn the weather was nasty.
Temperature and humidity up in the 90's.
Did my first lap.
Walked over some of the blowdowns, no big deal.
2nd lap, I meet doc at the trailhead.
I take off with him but get a pinchflat 3/4 of a mile in.
(We've really gotta fix that piece of concrete at the bottom of the sewer line hill).
If you've read the previous post, you know I'm not carrying anything to fix it with.
Although doc offered up some co2, I knew it was pinchflat and it would be a waste, so I bid goodbye to Doc and walk back with the bike.
I start to get a rush of memories from last years SM100. More exactly, the singletrack climb between AS 3 and 4. This was the 4 mile climb where I walked more than half of it with no water.
Yeah, good times!
During the walk back I couldn't believe how shitty I felt just by pushing the bike back.
(Just like the 100).
So my next biggest brightest idea.
Hike the Rose loop while pushing the bike.
I believe a key to the success of this plan is to make sure I've only got 2lbs of air in the tires.
This will work in 2 ways.
1. Added rolling resistance.
2. It'll make sure I won't cheat and hop on the bike when i realize just how stupid of an idea it really is.
THis probly ranks up there with last years great idea; ditch the riding lawnmower for the summer and use the push.
I'm still using this training procedure.
Damn I'm stupid.