For the love of the game. (at Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge)
Eazy-E for $3… Not buying it would be unAmerican! #hiphop #rap #nwa #straightouttacompton #eazye #rip #merica
Coming off a fantastic month of January riding, February seemed to be poised for much of the same. However weather, sickness and lack of motivation took a bit of attention off of my cycling. I did do my first race of the year, tacked on some PR’s on some local trails and really started enjoying my mountain bike again.
Thanks to the Bootleg Bangout I was introduced to the world of “short track” mountain biking. I can say it isn’t really my cup of tea. It was my first time riding at Marrington and while I loved the area, the short track aspect didn’t really appeal to me. After two laps I found myself getting board and by the time my legs got warmed up, the first race was already over. Due to the format of the race, on the second leg we rode the same course backwards. I am glad for the switch up, but still got board. It was a good introduction race for me and I even took home a little prize for my “cat 6″ win. Fellow Myrtle Beach Bicycle Fix team rider, Brad Phillips, took first in expert division. It was all around a good experience. I got to see and hang out with some really good friends, ride my bike in the woods and explores some new trails.
Following the Bootleg Bangout I wanted to see how my fitness was. I have putting down more miles than my previous years and I wanted to see if it was paying off. I went and rode a local trail in Myrtle Beach called the A10. It as short trail (only about a mile long), but it is close to my work. I can get out there during my lunch break and knock out a few laps before I have to report back. It is also a good trail to measure my progression as a rider. I was able to put down some laps and I’m proud to report that I have knocked off over a minute off my best time out there! Some of this has to do with all the hard work that the Waccamaw Trail Blazers have been putting in over at the trail, but some of it reflects me just getting better.
The month of March looks to be jammed packed full of AWESOMENESS. I have slated some exploration of different areas of the Grand Strand that I never get to. A few friends and I are going to the National Handmade Bicycle Show in Charlotte. I really look forward to seeing all of this art up close! James Cooper and I are racing in the the Love Valley Roubaix. I am planning on a muscle bike ride at the beach followed by a night race of beach cruisers along the shoreline at high tide. It’s going to be a jammed packed month, plus it’s my birthday!
Total Monthly Miles: 277.94 miles
Target Monthly Goal: 200 miles
% of Target Goal: 138.97%
Above Target For Month: 77.94 miles
Total Milage for Year: 720.62
Target Yearly Goal: 2,400 miles
% of Yearly Goal: 30%
Miles on Trainer: 171.38
Road Miles: 36.38
Cyclocross Miles: 28
Mountain Biking Miles: 42.18
Number of Activities: 23
Elevation Gain: 1,010 ft
Average Speed: 14.2 MPH
Time on Bike: 19:35:55 h:m:s
Weight at beginning of Year: 205 lbs
Weight at beginning of February: 199 lbs
Weight at end of February: 198 lbs
Monthly Weight Loss/Gain:-1 lbs
Target Weight: 175 lbs