Deerfield Reservoir - Black Hills, SDOver this past year, I finally realized that the poor ride that day was the sub-conscious catalyst for my move away from the bike. So now, I MIGHT be ready to get back on the bike and redeem myself - never mind I haven't been on a bike for over two months. We'll have to hope for intelligent muscle memory, right? :-) Who knows - once I get a few rides in (hopefully it warms up soon), this whole notion of redemption and Silver Rush might get thrown out the window - my desire to ride just hasn't been there much over the past years. But, maybe the desire won't wane and the bike training might commence. My initial "training" plan will be to trail run 3 or 4 times a week and ride twice - starting first on the road bike, concentrating on just building miles in the legs (and bottom side) - one long mileage day and one shorter. We'll see if two days on the bike is sufficient. And hills. Lots of hills. We live in a great area for hill training. I used to be a decent climber - hopefully this older body can re-capture some of that efficiency. Eventually, the mountain bike will be the main tool for the long ride. Of course, we will be FORCED to do lots of rides and runs up high - a fantastic excuse to head to the mountains!
Mid Mountain Trail - Park City, UTNow we'll see. Maybe. Maybe not. I reserve the right to change my mind. Possibly several times. :-)
Happy Trails this week!