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This Week's To-Do List

This Week's To-Do List

I'm taking this week off of work for some much-needed R&R. I kept waffling about where to ride, so I put some routes together on Strava, and now I have my to-do list. It's great to have just enough of a plan that I can get up in the morning, pick a ride, and go.

And Now It's Time to Rest

I'm feeling the fatigue today. Dog Park yesterday, and pushing the big gears up the Triunfo singletrack today. My hamstrings in particular are done. I climbed most of the way up Brookview on the big ring. Uff!

Replacement pedals for the set I broke last week arrived yesterday from Shimano's warranty department, so my road bike will be back in action tomorrow.

Triunfo - Bridgegate Loop

Dog Park Climb & Millennium Segment

Dog Park Climb & Millennium Segment

I had a fun ride last night, hitting the climb up to the Millennium Loop from the Bark Park on Las Virgines, and rode the section of the Millennium Loop that I skipped three years ago. I now feel silly having skipped it— it's far easier than I expected.

The area is fantastic, full of speedy climbs and fun, flowy singletrack. Great stuff.

Dog Park Climb & Millennium Segment

More Maintenance

Two flat tires on my mountain bike means it's time for fresh Stan's. Front tire is golden. Rear, not so much. Tried to get it rolling again, but the valve seal was leaking. Cleaned it up, re-seated it. Nope. Gooped it up with sealant. Nope. So it went to the shop for new rim tape and valve.

And, it seems that this might be necessary soon for the front wheel as well. In the interest of self-sufficiency, I'm planning on swapping out the tape & valve myself. I'm ordering the necessary supplies (rim tape and new valves), and when the seal on the front tire goes south, it'll be time.

This is stressing me more than usual, partly because it's compounding some unrelated frustration this morning, and partly because until that rear tire is holding air again, both bikes are out of order.

I'm just trying to reestablish some sense of normal. New clothes are on the way, as well as a fresh supply of krill oil to replace the horrible giant fish oil gels that I've been taking, the dogs are healthy, etc.

Cheeseboro to Liberty

I'm trying to incorporate new and rarely-ridden (for me) trails into my rides these days. And I did a few squats & swings yesterday, which gave me just enough excuse to do a mostly-road lollipop ride that includes the trail from Cheeseboro to Liberty Cyn.

Cheeseboro to Liberty Cyn

older stuff