TMM Update

The low-pressure system is still swirling, so it was a cold, wet, clammy day on my mountain bike today, the middle portion of which was riding loops around the lake while M.Bro did her last long run before the half-marathon in two weeks. She ran thirteen miles this afternoon and said she felt good enough to do a couple more at the end - she's totally ready to throw down at this race. I rode 41, but according to the rules of the game, I get to count 1.5x41 = 61.5. If this weather breaks and it immediately turns 85 and sunny for two straight weeks, I think I still have a chance to break 1000 miles. If it hangs around for more than a few more days, though, nothin' doin'.

In less-damp news, I ordered these shoes tonight. Three non-replaceable (what? I know, right?!?) cleat-holder-nut-things on my Sidis stripped a couple weeks ago and I've been riding with my mtb pedals on my road bike while I look for a new pair of shoes. I really wanted something with a mesh toe because my big toe has a ridiculous curve to it that makes leather toes very painful. These were on clearance in my size, and with some store credit on my account and a googled 10%-off coupon code, I didn't pay for much more than shipping. Plus they match my bike, but I didn't tell you that.

6 comments:

Burrito Eater said...

Looks like Rock Cut was cancelled part 2 on Saturday! You still have a chance perhaps!!!

J.Bro said...

Well, shucks - that's good news! Did you find out it was cancelled before you got down there?

Burrito Eater said...

I wasn't planning on going. But now I guess it is cancelled for the year but will be back next year.

OleNelson said...

The rules? Why 1.5 miles for every mile? Because of bad weather?

J.Bro said...

The rules say I get to count 1.5x mileage when I ride my mtb on pavement and 2x when I ride my mtb off-road. The wide, knobby tires make it harder and slower to ride the same number of miles, so I'm trying to even the mileage out.

Sophist said...

My bike shoes are Northwave, I got them for $30! ($150 list price!). I was proud of the deal. But mine do NOT match my bike, nor do they match anything that I own. I look like a hobo clown when I wear them. Oh well.