Columbus Day

Monday wasn't a very happy Columbus Day for me. I had the great idea that I should do my best impression of Columbus and explore new worlds, or at least some new roads/trails. I went out on my CX bike for what I thought would be a 3 hour ride on a rather cool day. The unexplored trail turned out to be much longer than I had originally thought and wasn't really even fit for a Mt. bike let alone a cross bike. While on the trail I flipped over the handle bars one time too many and ended up hurting my left shoulder and wrist. Another problem was that it turned out being much hotter than expected and my ride took 4 hours instead of 3 so I was extremely dehydrated by the time I got home. I also screwed up my cross bike in the process. Since I now have no bike and an aching wrist and shoulder I decided to skip Ironcross V, which was going to be my last major race of the season. Now I'm going to start focusing on some longer rides to get ready for the Sebring 24 hour race in February. Tomorrow I'm going to do a 70 mile ride on my TT bike. I've never ridden a TT bike that far before but I suppose if I'm going to ride one for 24 hours I better start sometime.:-)

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