Sunday, April 08, 2007

Ice Age

Yes, It has been an Ice Age since my last update. Yes it feels like we are living in an Ice Age w/ the weather below freezing, and Yes, I did do a sweet ride this weekend on the Ice Age Trail. Due to the frigid temps and the brutal wind speed I decided riding on the road at 20 mph would be really really cold. With 4 hrs planned I was dreading heading down to the basement. Then it hit me...time to bust out the new Top Fuel 9.9 and rock the Ice Age/Greenbush. I loaded up with Ozone warming cream, made some Powerbar Endurance, Sun Tea flavor, warmed it up and put it in the camelbak, and applied ample vaseline to the face. Next thing I know I was rocking the road at 8 mph into a biting wind. I was cold for the first 35 minutes until I got to the Road America climb and was in the safety of the hills and trees of the Kettles. The rest of the ride was bliss. 2-3 inches of fresh powder snow covering the rocks of the ice age trail put the new suspension to work. The bike rides like a dream. After a few laps in Greenbush it was time to head home. After fighting off the bonk I made it mission accomplished 4 hours in 25 degree temps. Out to dinner at a new Mexican restaraunt in Sheboygan called Mr. Sol. Sorry no pictures but you can check out the route at Motion Based...I am still pumped with this GPS thing...

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/2426446

Happy Easter

7 comments:

Biwan said...

That is dedication right there. If you were to look up dedication in the dictionary, there'd be a picture of BMatter right next to it!

Anonymous said...

Biwan you are the man! Thanks for the props...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and if you were to look up the words "no bikes" you'd see a picture of Bmatter and the DNR handing him a ticket for riding on the ice age trail!

Mike said...

We should have a contest to see who can burn out faster this year. I should be done by July!

Tim Drankus said...

Thats what were hoping for!!

Biwan said...

No prob Matter, anytime.

Anonymous said...

I've been doing this too long...I'm not going to burn out! I have been pounding out the intervals in the basement wathcing Star Wars - I will use the FORCE...not the Sram stuff either