So far this week the base miles have been right on schedule. A couple of solo road rides and fun mountain bike ride at Downingtown. This is my last big week of base and I have to tell you I am looking forward to the workouts. I know that sounds strange, actually looking forward to a lot of pain, but I have some big goals this year and they won't happen without a lot of hard work.
Today I me up with fatmarc, Kurtee, Single speed Dan, and Fort James for a little tour of White Clay and Middle Run. The trails were fast and frozen early on, but it didn't take long for the sun to start thawing things out a bit. After a couple of laps around White Clay Dan and I decided to hit some of Middle Run. We were having a good ride, yeah we hit a few sloppy sections but for the most part the trails were good. I wanted to ride the tricky rock section on the Dragons back trail, this turned out to be a bad idea. I thought thins were going well, then all of the sudden I was falling towards the water. I thought for sure would be able to stop myself, but I was wrong. I tumbled into the icy water of the stream. The initial shock took my breath away, I have never been in water that cold before. The worst part was I had a pretty long ride back to my truck. I have seen this happen to a couple of my friends before ( Matt, and Bill doh) and once I knew they were alright I thought it was pretty funny. At first I wasn't laughing today. Hell, I was to fucking cold to laugh. Once I got out of my wet gear and into a warm truck, I realized it was pretty funny, but at least I didn't do it in front of a big group.
Trying to warm up,