Thursday, December 17, 2009

I thought I was cool

So today we had a team ride out of Uconn, with a starting temp of 19 degrees. Awesome. There were two of us, waiting for a third, Caitlin. We're dressed to the max- I had no less than 19 individual articles of clothing/gear on my body (I cheated-gloves, etc count twice). But nevertheless, I felt like I had a fat suit on. Ryan was similarly dressed, and even used ski goggles for the occasion. Everyone else bailed.

Except Caitlin. When I saw her, I did a double take. She had a flimsy jacket. A lightweight set of tights. No booties. Her ankles were bare. Gloves were so thin I could see through them. Small headband on-hair showing through her helmet. No face protection. Mid-ride, she had frost and icicles forming on her chin. We rode for 2:15.

Oh. My. God.

She didn't complain once. Incredible. And I thought I was cool for going out today.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

lack of posting... due to a current favoring of caffeine. But the carbon is returning.

I was fortunate enough to write a business plan for C&C in my business ventures class with a couple peers. Those interested in viewing further let me know. I'm excited; I do truly feel this is a working business plan, with a real, feasible opportunity. There's bits and pieces missing, but the generic idea is there.

Anywho, with school finally winding down, base training begins this weekend. Stick with a usual routine of longer slow rides, shorter tempo rides, skills work, etc. The difference between this year and years prior is a) I'm starting two months earlier, and b) I actually have a will to stick to the training. Goal #1 is Battenkill, so there's no time to waste.