I guess mountain bike race season is starting. I'm pretty selective about what I race, but there are some good ones to be had in this area. We are heading to the Leesburg Bakers Dozen this weekend, a 13 hour relay race going into it's 3rd year. Lots of locals, lots of single speeders, should be a good time.
And if you hurry, you can grab 1999 prices until midnight tonight (that's April 15th kids) for the 24 Hours of Big Bear. This is the race that started it all, the beginning of mountain bike relay racing (although it was named the 24 Hours of Canaan back then). Great course, lots of good people. We'll be racing on fixed gear bikes again this year. Should be a fun challenge once again.
Forecast: High Winds //
Monday - April 13, 2009
With a full day of rain on Saturday, a road ride seemed in order. Set out early on the fixed crosscheck for a quick 20+ mile solo ride, then returned to shed some layers and refill the water bottles before heading back out and getting in almost 30 miles with Julie, Brie and Mic. Quiet county roads, almost no traffic and some nice dirt were all served up for a fine menu of tasty riding. Nice day temperature-wise, but we were fighting 15 - 25 mph headwinds most of the ride. Made it a bit challenging at times, but still a great day on the bike.
Sometimes you see some strange things when you ride out in the countryside...
I've always been a big fan of Victory beers, so when I spotted this large bottle of Wild Devil on the shelf of my local beer store I knew I had to try it. It's a cross between an IPA and a Belgian Ale and it is mighty fine.