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Monday, November 24, 2014

Fake Bike Trip Report #18

This is getting tedious.  Felt much more exciting when I first started!

My fake bike trip (history here)

I had one great opportunity to get out for a really long ride, so I was able to peg a pretty good bunch of kilometers on the board.  I am now at 5896km, just 261km shy now of my goal of 6148km.

I started it on Dec 22, so I will end it Dec 21... gives me 4 weeks to complete.  60km per week should be very possible, even on the trainer.

Monday, November 17, 2014

When the Paddle Breaks

I stepped on my Grey Owl carbon canoe paddle.

It's carbon fiber, so it's very strong... but not that strong!  It fell with the bent shaft facing down, I stepped on the shaft.


It didn't break entirely through, but carbon splinters along the shaft looked like very bad mojo.  I figured I had just cost myself $200+...

... but the good people at Grey Owl saved the day and fixed it for $60 - replaced the shaft with a new one!


Monday, November 10, 2014

Fake Bike Trip Report #17

Fake Bike Trip Status:

5686km since December 20... 462km to go. 

6 weeks until December 20th and the end of my challenge... so I need to book 77km per week from now to the end to get there.

It doesn't sound like a whole lot - I've averaged over 120km/week up to this point.  But man the miles go on slow when you're mountain biking instead of being out on the roads! So easy to clock a 100km ride on the road, but on the trails that's a Herculean task. 

We'll see!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Dear November. You Suck. Go Away.

I've kind of neglected the blog, mostly because, well, nothing is going on.


No races to look forward to.  The sun goes down too early.  The temperatures have dropped so it's more of a pain to get out the door.


This week was particularly bad - I managed to do absolutely nothing all week.  Finally hit the rower and the indoor trainer (bike) today, just to do some penance for all those missed workouts.

Is it Christmas yet?