i like working towards one or two main goals each summer.
- 2006 it was losing weight and getting healthy. 70 pounds dropped.
- 2007 was the Chicago Marathon. i ran & survived in extreme conditions.
- 2008 was all about cycling and mileage goals.
- 2009 is the year of climbing.
climbing, but aham23 resides amongst the plain fields of the great Midwest where the steepest hill is his driveway. i know, it's crazy, but it's what we cyclist do. we do crazy and enjoy it. i take a lot of pleasure in knowing that i want to do, plan to do, and do do (ha i said do do) what most can't and many won't.
i am not easing into the climbing either. it starts in June with the 2009 Bicycle Tour of Colorado. a seven day tour, with six days of riding up and down the Colorado Rockies for 500 + miles. the route will take me to 10,000 feet and beyond. it will be epic.
note to self: "self what in the hell were you thinking? the most miles you have ever covered in a week is 248 and a month 704."
July will bring RAIN (ride across Indiana), which i love. every schedule needs a fast and furious 160 mile effort. RAIN is mine. i am sure i will want to PR in it if the cycling lords permit.
August is back to the hills. the Dairyland Dare 200k was a brutal 130 miles with 12,000 feet of climbing last year. i suffered so much i plan to go back.
September will show up and attempt to bring an end to my cycling season. my body and mind normally need a break from the the road around this time of year. not this year. this month will be my second "peaking." i have thoughts of traveling to Georgia for an extended weekend of Mountain love that includes the Six Gap Century.
what is next???? uh, i think that is enough. in fact, i need to find my bike and get to those driveway repeats......