Rest Rest Rest equals Bored Bored Bored!!!!! So in between muscle spasm I'm sitting here twiddling my thumbs. I'm on some good drugs that do keep the pain within a tolerable level but not capable of doing much more than play on the computer and watch movies. So with this injury I've had a change to look back at this season. I won't be on the bike for a bit so I guess you could say it is the end of the riding season for me.
I'm already starting to look at the 2008 season. It will be another busy year. with up to four 24hour solo races, 3-4 eight hour events and a couple 50 kms. There is some new things brewing for sponsorships for next year. More to come on that. Georgian Cycle is again my number one sponsor. Dave has been great to me again this year.
This year I got a chance to meet some more great riders and ride some awesome courses. The biggest surprise for me was the Mountainview course. Thomas Wood has done a great job there and I will defiantly be keeping this race on my schedule for next season. I also teamed up with 2 great racers a different events. Rick Clancy put it all out an Summer Solstice and Hot August Nights. Went home with some hardware and beer. Brent Keen, who I've been coaching tortured me on the 10km run section of the Wye Adventure Race. Another 1st place finish.
The good, bad and ugly of the season. The good: sciatic nerve is under control, huge leaps in my fitness this season, stomach problems have been resolved. The bad: the knees got bad but found the root cause. The season is over early for me. The Ugly: The season ending broken rib.
Totals for the year: 5000km of mountain biking and road rides this year.
95000 meters of climbing.
180000 calories burned during training
150 bpm average for the whole season
207 max heartrate
1 mechanical failure during a race all season and that was
crossing the finish line on the last lap at Hot August Nights
1 broken rib
Well time for a nap.