Time is rolling on towards the Grand Depart. Since the Stagecoach 400 I have been traveling for work virtually every week. I try to squeeze in a weeks’ worth of training over the weekends. The need to ‘train’ vs just go for a ride gets old, old and old, but with only 46 days and only about 10 of them real training opportunities I have to keep at it. I want to hit my final weight loss goal but it’s not looking to good. I want to ITT the KT but question if I should do that type of effort close to the TDR. Mostly I just want 40 or so days to go by………….
Soon I will be making my usual pre-race ‘must do’ check-off
list. Little things like ‘secure a well-padded
laptop shipping box’ to send my work computer home in from Banff. And critically important things like replace
the BB and drive train will go on this check-off list.
I have a new frame bag, its oversized and easily holds 4L
(3L bladder and 1L soft bottle) plus assorted tools etc. Of course now that I have it I can see how it
could be slightly ‘tweaked’ to be even better…….
Still planning on a sub 30 lbs bike + gear but need to
get this and that gear choices finalized….
Still trying different combinations of riding shorts
creams but also testing pain numbing ointments as I know the problem (impacted
hair/follicles) will rise its ugly head around Lima MT regardless of what I am
wearing or sitting on………
Sometimes, but not really, I think I should just chuck it
all and drift over here…
Yes, yes the smooth still current of the last year+ TDR
prep is changing and building momentum, to a faster flow, soon to be a nose-dive
over the lip of the trail head in Banff……….