Here it is, my first post. I'll be using this site to talk mostly about riding (bikes that is), the odd race report, bike products I love or hate, the occasional beer review and whatever other nonsense is on my mind.
So this past sunday, I raced in the Substance Projects Marathon race #3 at Ganaraska Forest. I headed up with the Original Big Ring and the Vegan Vagabond. Turns out that Craig is a closet gangsta hip-hopper who also loves listening to Pink, while Tanya is a HUGE Celine Dion fan (although she won't admit it). Who would have known?!?!?!?!?
Anyhow, I was looking forward to this race, as I've done Paul's a couple of times and was expecting pretty much the same, just 78Km instead of 100. From the start, I felt pretty good, but after about 5 minutes, my rear derailleur started going skipitty-skip on me, with some grinding and crunching thrown in for good measure. I fiddled with my barrel adjuster but to no avail, and for the first hour, I couldn't focus on riding smoothly. I was constantly being distracted by my derailleur. I told myself to screw it (not the barrel adjuster), and to keep riding, but the skipping didn't get any better. So, I kept riding, and riding, and riding...the full 78Km for roughly 4 and a half hours with a skipping chain and a derailleur that would not co-operate. I was dissapointed because I knew I could have ridden harder/faster, but at least I got in some riding on fun trails that I ride on average once a year.
I have to post what I ate after the race, because it impressed Craig so much:
1 recovery shake
1 Clif Bar
1 packet of Sport Beans
Half a big bag of Chips
A bottle of pop
Chip Wagon fries
A bowl of pasta
Two bowls of salad
A huge peice of Baguette drenched in olive oil
A Kawartha Dairy Death by Chocolate waffle cone
4 chocolate chunk cookies
1 Baconater combo from Wendy's
And DAMN it was good!!!!