After taking 10 days off from training I'm finally back in the saddle. I had my mid summer break the past week and a half and it felt like forever. Last year I was totally cooked going into it so I was really looking forward to the time off the bike. This year I managed to rest enough through out the spring so I wasn't super tired and managed to ward off getting sick as well.
Back to my time off, I think I get more tired on my breaks then during training. Well, not really but playing 24 holes of golf, hitting the dirt jumps and going running sure do tire me out. Winston and I have been hitting the Animas river quite a bit which is raging right now..
The weather in Durango has been incredible. It's been in the upper 70s/low 80s everyday, no clouds and minimal wind. We did have some smoke from the Arizona wildfire but the wind has been blowing it the other way almost everyday. I rode the Colorado trail the other day and it was perfect. Couldn't think of anyplace else I'd rather be right now.
Since it is still only June, there are no thunderstorms brewing in the afternoons. You don't even need to bring a rain jacket into the passes right now. You do need to bring some good tires though since they are chip sealing the road up to Silverton. There seem to be a huge number of cars up there right now to looking to get some chips in their windshield which should be good business for Gilby.
I got a new battery for my scooter the other day. Every year I need to replace the battery because my alternator sucks but the scooter is a 10 year old spanish Derby that is impossible to find parts for. Usually I get the battery and it's ready to go. This year it was completely dry so I had to fill it with sulfuric acid and charge it. Who sells a battery with nothing in it? And who buys one. Anyway, I got it all filled and charged. I did have to neutralize some spilled acid with baking soda though.
Congrats to Burry on the Stairs of Prag:
I wonder what the Dart is doing right now....