Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Climbing is not yet an option. From my home there is nothing but hill so I load up my ride and travel down to the flats. No pucker up downhills but it's still nice to be riding.
|Getting ready to ride around the lake at Westlake Village. The roads are wide and make for a nice flat ride. On any given weekend you'll find plenty of cyclists riding the roads around the lake.|
Sunday, January 26, 2014
From Jacquie Schlitters RAAM blog
In case you missed the news, the women’s RAAM field has become the largest in its history with what is probably the strongest group of riders ever. Even better news, recumbents are getting to race head to head with some of the worlds best women DF ultra-racers with no strings attached. This is the type race recumbent riders have waited for and now the Jac Attack needs our help. RAAM isn’t cheap and fund-raising is a must to make sure the Jac Attack has what they need to be competitive. Recumbent manufactures have recognized the significance of this race and have come together to help. Cruzbike, Zockra, M5, Catrike, Bacchetta , and Meta Bikes have jumped on the Jac Attack train and become official J-Attack sponsors. Plans are in the works to provide a fund-raising type raffle offering five of these high performance bikes and trikes to lucky supporters. Wait, it gets better! The bikes will be custom fit for the lucky winners by none other than Vite Bikes, the Recumbent Experts. If you have dreamed of that high-end recumbent, this is your chance to win one of the five bikes and support Jacquie’s historic recumbent attempt at the same time. Stay tuned, details on this recumbent raffle extravaganza are being finalized and the details will be announced soon.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
|Feels good to be moving on my 700.|
|Carrie waits for me to do a few more laps around the lot and then give me a ride back home. It's to soon to attempt the grind up our hill.|
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
I plan on getting out of the garage and back onto the road by the end of next week. It's been 19 days since my left hip replacement surgery and nearly four months since having my right hip replaced. I don't have any more hips to replace so it only gets better from here.
|Riding the 700 in the garage is sooo much fun. The 700 is hooked up to a CycloOps and sits on top of a few bricks (high tech stuff). Raising the 700 off the ground makes it easier to get into the seat.|
|This is as far as I can rotate the crank...today. Everyday a little more. Moving the crank back and forth along with a few choice words not worthy of repeating here makes for a good stretch of the new hip. And yes...it hurts so good.|