I started this post this morning and now, by this evening, I forgot what the hell I was writing about and I'm too lazy to go back and actually read through what I wrote. Anyway, I finished the day off with a light, recovery-ish ride in the cold. I've really got the bug back when it comes to road riding, and it's been a great way to not only pursue my fitness and potential racing goals for the upcoming season, but also a wonderful new rediscovery of something that was very important to me. Yeah, riding mountain bikes will always be my number one, but there's a certain calmness that comes from just turning the cranks and riding in a straight line. Nothing is more fun than jumps, berms, roots, and rocks, but there's certainly something to be said about the smooth liquidity with which a road bike moves. The efficiency and the low hum that you get from your tires moving on the pavement. Again, it won't take over as number 1 in my eye, but it sure is a close second. Road bike, my friend, it's good to have you back.
The weather tomorrow is going to determine what I'll do for exercise. The forecast calls for snow overnight and if that's the case it would be great to get out on the mountain bike and hit the trails before it's gone. I'm not a HUGE fan of the snow, but riding in 2 inches of fresh powder is super fun-just as long as it doesn't turn to slush and mud. Either way, I'll find a way to ride or lift. Gonna be a good weekend.