Sunday, April 18, 2010

What an exciting weekend

Ok. Not so much. Just a bunch of training. At least I somehow conned some suckers to join me for most of my weekend festivities. Saturday I did a killa brick workout with two awesome guys:

...and today I did a 50ish mile ride/open water swim with some lovely ladies:

It's pretty funny going from spending 4 hours with guys to 3 hours with the ladies while training. Some similarities - with the guys and the ladies we pushed each other pretty darn hard. But when it comes to gossip..whoops..I mean chatting..the girls chat so that the whole group is involved. The guys? Not so much. I kind of felt like the third wheel. But to be honest, that was A-ok with me. Why do I want to hear the male gossip? Boring :)

And today - I fell. Awesome:

I hate wearing gloves while on my bike - but I have been lately for this reason. What do you put out when you are doing the 'why did I unclip my right foot and falling to the left' slow motion dance? Your hand. No biggie. But it's always fun to be out in the middle of red neck land with a bloody knee.

Random product - boot dryer. Jason has this guy for when he goes tuna fishing. But what else is it ideal for? To stick your oh so smelly bike shoes on:

You just plug this guy in - and the warm air for the base comes up and dries your sticky, sweaty, shoes. Not only are they great for cycling shoes, but running shoes as well :) (I kind of feel like a Real Simple article!)

How do you keep your bikes shoes from smelling?

Hope everyone had a great weekend - and congrats to anyone who raced!



Personally... I hold my nose while taking them outside. It works

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

you got some great riding in this weekend! those roads look nice with wide bike lanes. didn't see any cars either. you should be very proud of that battle's a beauty! I will be around all next weekend...holla at me if you get a chance. are you ready to kick some ass?

I really like the shoe dryer. so practical for our sweaty, icky bike/running shoes.

Xavi Garcia said...

Male gossip boring...I would say just duothematic: women and triathlon!! lol



Anne said...

Wow! You certainly got a lot of mileage are hardcore!! :)

jen said...

Great training weekend! I love those two different photos. Sorry you fell!

My dad has a boot dryer for his winter boots up in Montana. I never thought of those other uses! You're so clever.

San said...

Glad you had such a fun weekend.

And to answer your question: I don't wear them. Hahahah. Seriously, I haven't worn mine since 2006.

Have a great week.

Christi said...

Congrats on the great rides!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I notice that as well when I ride with the team, the boys are quiet, maybe some bike chat here and there.

THe girls on the other hand, chatty cathy all trip long, doesnt matter the subject, AND the girls notice more on the rides, like animals and birds, things I never see coming, to be honest, its a breath of fresh air when I am with riding inbetween the girls.

Emz said...


HOLY *&%@$.

So impressed.

Amy said...

OMG, I love the shoe dryer! What an awesome toy to have! Sounds like you had an awesome weekend!

kristen said...

Genious! I dont use anything. I just let them stink and then by the time I can't stand it anymore, it's time for a new pair anyways :) I havn't gotten to that point yet with the bike shoes.

Nice weekend. Guy goossip. boring.

Joel said...

Cool idea with the shoe dryer. Mine just sit in my garage and enjoy the lovely FL heat & humidity. Plus, stinky shoes work great as a "critter deterrant" in the garage...who needs to call the bug guy when they have stinky triathlon gear???

Keith said...

Hmmm, I just went and gave them a cautious sniff. Nothing. Two things.

One. It's so dry here the sweat evaporates too quick for the bacteria to breed and then dryness kills the bacteria.

Two. I don't pee in them.

Missy said...

Stuffits are great to help with bike shoe stink! Sorry about the knee. Hopefully, you just got that out of the way for the year.

Jennifer Harrison said...

The shoe dryer almost made me pee in my pants, what a great idea!!!!! LOL :))

GOOD LUCK @ St. Anthony's!!!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Sounds like you had some great rides! I'm jealous b/c I still haven't been able to ride outside much yet!

That boot dryer is awesome! I have never even heard of one of those! :)