Friday, 7 January 2011
Moving at a crawl
The 2011 season will consist of close to home events, smaller in distances but with more swimming and cycling in the mix. I'm looking forward to doing some triathlons this year, just to keep things interesting.
There are some pressing family issues which may entail that I do some events in Toronto, just to be closer to home.
2010 was a year of cycling. I put over 3,000K on Blizzard the Trek with stellar events such as The Rideau Lakes Century Ride, which was foiled on the return trip by inclement weather.
A 100K ride for the MS Society and the 100K Ride the Rideau for the oncology department at the Ottawa General Hospital.
There were day trips with distances anywhere between 60 - 100K and a monumental three day unsupported trip to Up State New York.
I also had three crashes...the first consisted of a friend who inadvertently lost their balance and fell, which in turn caused me to slam on my brakes and try to dodge slamming into her. Luckily I was able to stop in time before any major damage was done, other than scratches to the new Trek.
Second crash was just totally stupid on my part. I was stopped and talking with friends, forgot I was clipped in on one side....well, you get the picture. My arse looked like I'd been beaten with a stick.
The third crash was a little more scary. While on a day trip, chugging up a large winding hill, I got caught in the mix of cyclists ahead of me. Due to the sudden change in speed I wasn't able to clip out in time and fell onto the road while a huge tractor trailer milk truck was passing on the left. Luckily and I mean luckily some of the other cyclists saw what had happened and were able to collect me and the bike off the road before the rear tires of the tractor trailer came dangerously close.
On the running front, 2010 had some really fun races...
Now we are in the dead of winter and it is finally snowing, bring on Cross Country Skiing!!
Life's fun if you don't weaken,