Its starting to look like a post each day till the race day.
Today's subject: The need for bike computers.
A statement I read comes to mind when I think about last nights ride. This was on the newbie forum on MTBR. The discussion was on bike computers and of course you get the bike "purist" (nazi,who was probably also a Vegan and Democrat) who throws out "you don't need a computer, just ride till your tired."
If you read the forums long enough you get that on any subject;
you don't need ; gears, suspension,ipod, HR monitor, lights, saddle, etc.
So I'm at the Rose, 1st time back on dirt since last week when I screwed up the shoulder.
Originally I wanna do a time trial, see how I'm doing.
I'm feeling like shit. Legs are tight I'm breathing way heavier than I think I should.
I stop twice, once to adjust the saddle height the 2nd cause of some brake noise.
Well, if I can't get good time trial in I'll just ride and enjoy being out here.
Finished the lap thinking it just took me an hour but the computer says 47 minutes.
I still felt like shit, but I feel good about the time.
Judy had dinner waiting for me when I got home. Some sort of veggy/rice dish which had HUGE pieces of tofu as the main ingredient. Tofu doesn't even have enough character to call is nasty. Just tastes like your eating pieces of tasteless foam.
Reminds me of a line from one of my favorite movies, Gangs of New York ". You are neither cold nor hot. So because you are lukewarm, I will spew you out of my mouth."
I didn't spew it out my mouth though, Judy was watching me eat.