Friday, September 7, 2012

Racing again...

I decided I was convinced that I ought to join my friends and participate in the 6th annual 12 Hours of Bradbury MTB race.  It only took me a moment to do the arithmetic to realize that it would be far less riding then the last time I raced at Bradbury.  Last time it was 36 miles of solo, singlespeed pain.  With 3 other teammates I'll only have to do three 6.9 mile laps.  It will still be on a singlespeed,  and yes, I was voted to be the one who does the 12 O'clock Costume lap, but I'm sure it will be less suffering and equal amounts of fun.

I guess I should put some air in my "race" bikes' tires.  I also have to find my Where's Waldo costume...

These pictures are from a while ago and are actually from the Kingdom Trails in VT, not Bradbury.  The bike has changed a bit since then, but it's similar to how I'll be riding it at Bradbury.  

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Getting greener at home

Yes, it's not bike related, but I thought I'd give a big shout-out to Horizon Energy Services for their help in making our house over 50% more airtight then it used to be.  It is now a very well insulated home and we are very excited about heating with wood instead of oil this winter.  We were able to turn off our boiler and it will stay off for quite some time (hopefully forever!).  Thanks for the great work Horizon and your staff were super cool too.  They are good mountain bikers as well.  I couldn't help adding that in.