Monday, March 8, 2010

Off Roading

on our tri bikes. Yep. It happened again. The last time I rode with this crew on a Sunday we ended up shimming across a 'partial' bridge with our bikes. This weekend? Dirt/clay off roading. We had a few minor spills where the sand got deep, but thankfully we where only on this road for a mile of our 55 mile ride.

No sure what was going on with my camera on this shot


And we also ran into a pretty nice road closure as we cheered on the tail in of the runners coming in from a local half marathon:


So coach has me doing this 'out of the saddle' riding. Which sucks. Big time. Holy cow can i feel that goodness in my legs. It's no secret that cycling is my weakest of the swim/bike/run craziness. So I guess I'll have to get used to my butt not sitting on the saddle.

A new round of spring breakers came in this weekend. I'm off to the beach to see I can find any abondended beach chairs!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

14 comments:

Mike said...

The out-of-saddle stuff will put a hurtin on ya but it's the quickest way to get your quads and hammies up to speed for cycling. Spinning is good but it's more of a gradual conditioning over a period of time. You'll thank your coach later! lol! Glad you were able to get out and ride as well this weekend!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Off roading with a TT must have been interesting

Anne said...

Sigh...going to the beach after a good workout sounds heavenly :)

San said...

Sounds like a fun ride and the first picture is really cool. I wanted to ask if you now use a Lomo too but then read your comment...

Have a great week.

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

You know the "out of the saddle" stuff grows on you. I actually look forward to it, mixing up in saddle riding in one gear with jumping out the saddle to a totally different gear, getting the juice flowing, actually feeling like Lance pumping up the Alps, looking forward to the free ride down the other side..... OK you caught me, it sucks...

Christi said...

I hope you found a beach chair! I would love to be at the beach right now but I guess I will settle for the mountains!

KC said...

spring is definitely in the air...can you feel it? thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to following a fellow floridian.

kristen said...

I kinda liked that pic. very weird. I though you guys were riding through a storm drain until you said something.

The bike. Ugh. I'm already stressing out about it.

Melissa said...

Oh, sounds like you are putting in some great work on the bike! Nice :-)

I am so jealous you live near a beach and sunshine year-round. Just want to tell you that.

Bill said...

Looks like an interesting ride. Please continue posting what your coach has you doing for your bike training. I need help in this area too.

Amy said...

Fun pics! You have the best tri group meet ups out of anyone.

Yasi said...

Thanks for sending up the nice weather! Though I still wish I could be part of that batch of spring breakers who are loving life on the beach

Missy said...

or abandoned beer, whatever it takes. Keep on it, gurl. Nov will be here before you know it!

Samantha said...

Did ya ever find a beach chair? Hope so!

Practicing for Cyclo-cross with that "beautiful" bike....AWESOME!

Glad you had good ride, and enjoy those climbing out of the saddle....you'll be an even stronger tri chicky in the end!