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Friday, August 18, 2006

From a mountain bike to a mountain

No ride tonight - at least not on the Allez. Tonight I had to cut the grass because I probably won't get a chance to do it tomorrow. However, after getting done with my domestic duty, I jumped on my ProFlex and took a spin of Timmons Park.

Things were actually better than they have been. December saw the park nearly get destroyed. The disc golfers had already done major damage. Then a storm hit and caused the trail to get cut off by some large trees and branches that had fallen. You couldn't make it all the way around the trail.

Tonight, I was able to make it around - except for one spot where I had to get off the bike to climb over some brush that was piled in the middle of the trail. It wasn't that large of stuff, so I think I can easily move it out of the way. Then the only issue will be the fact that the trails have not been riden regularly and the undergrowth is encroaching on the trail in places.

Anyway, it was fun to get on the old 757 and get a different rythmn than the road bike. Funny, but in someways it was harder than I thought it would be. Perhaps it was because I hadn't warmed up.

Tomorrow is the big ride. I have to be at the starting line at 7 a.m. I hope I will be awake then! If I'm able to make it, it will be the farthest I have ridden yet. Below is a map of the circuit.

The blue line shows the route for the USACycling Pro Championship Road Race route. Click here to expand the map. Once you have expanded the map, click on it to be able to view more detail.


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