Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Bust?

On a scale from muni to bust, I'm way over on the bust side.  I am still not riding.

I've mostly been spending my free time on home projects and relaxing in front of my computer or tv.  My only sport has been disc golf, mostly played with a coworker or two at the MCC course during our work lunch break.  Some evenings I'll practice putting in my yard.

My 8 year muni anniversary was yesterday. It doesn't seem right to say I've been riding for 8 years though because in the past year I only rode once on the Hojack and once on the snowy street.  I also rode around the neighborhood a few times this spring.

Will I start riding more?  Probably not much if any.  I have many home improvement projects I'm interested in and I would rather go play a round of disc golf then feel the pain of muni, for now.  Plus once I'm done with the home projects I have in mind, I always have a number of software and electronics projects waiting in mothballs.  Muni is more fun when I'm in shape and have been doing it for some time.  If I'm not going to invest in doing it regularly, it's less worth doing.  Still, I reserve the right to do it anyway.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Neighborhood Ride

After clearing the snow-covered driveway this morning I felt like going for a ride.  It's been a while.  It took me extra time to find the right clothes, clean the CamelBak, and add air to the fat tire uni.
I rode on the street in a few neighborhoods and kept it relatively short, expecting to be sore.  My seat wasn't particularly comfortable.
I rode 5 miles. [MapMyRide]
It was just above freezing and the road was mostly clear with occasional puddles, slush, and a few patches of snow.  I liked the packed snow but there wasn't much.
I saw people clearing their driveways and some kids sledding. 
It's good to get out but I'm not sure if this is the start of getting out regularly.





Saturday, June 3, 2017

Hojack

I'm still not riding regularly, but today I rode the Hojack trail on my fat tire uni.  Not having ridden, my saddle was uncomfortable and I was feeling saddle sore quickly.
The trail was mostly dry but had some muddy ruts here and there.
I started at the North Ponds Park parking lot along the Hojack trail.  I rode the Hojack then cut through Vosburg to the Big Field, did a lap, and came back.
MapMyRide

I noticed some minor trail improvements.  The steep hill trail leading up the Big Field from Vosburg has been changed to a switch back.  It's real nice, but still has some steep parts and I wasn't in shape enough to climb it all.  Maybe next time. I did ride the Overlook trail connected to the Big Field, so at least I hit a bit of real single-track.

I saw four teenager boys in Vosburg and one said "Mr. Weetman"!?  They were some of Kyle's friends.  We said hi for a minute.  Other than that, I saw a fox and a number of walkers and cyclists.
A few pics during my ride:







Saturday, February 18, 2017

Big Field

I rode today at the Big Field trail.  A few days ago it was 20F out but today it was over 60F!  I'm sure we'll go back to freezing and have a bunch more snow before Spring, so it was good to get out.
Trail sections varied from wet, muddy, slushy, icy, snowy and grassy.  It was very windy in some areas.  My fat tire uni was a good choice.  I rode 4 laps for a total of about 4.5 miles.  Being the first ride of the year I will most definitely be muscle sore and saddle sore.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Starting Cardio

Image: Hulk on Unicycle
I won't blog about every workout I do, but this evening was my first cardio workout in a long time.  I did a shorter one, but it was tough for me.  I can tell I'm not in great shape.

Yesterday I did my second Stronglifts 5x5 day.
At this rate I'll be the Incredible Hulk by the Spring.

FitnessBlender workout:
15 Minute HIIT Metabolism Booster - Total Body and Abs HIIT Workout

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Starting to Workout

I cleaned up my basement workout area today.
I'm starting with Stronglift 5x5, which I had done in the past.  It's all barbell exercises, starting with relatively low weight and slowly adding 5 pounds each session.  The workouts are 3 days a week.  I'll add in cardio at some point too.

My goal is to get stronger for muni in the spring.  A long term goal might be to ride with Steveyo and Robi in the Whiteface Uphill Bike Race on June 4th.  $70 to register?!!  Geez!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sold the Geared 29er

Three years ago I bought the geared 29er from one of my Albany friends, Steveyo.  He wasn't riding it enough and it's a pricey item to have hanging in the garage.
Over the years when I've seen Steveyo at events he would asked how the 29er was doing and joked about buying it back.  He was joking, right?
Several weeks ago Steveyo emailed me to say hi and, again perhaps tongue-in-cheek, asked if I wanted to sell the geared 29er back to him.  I haven't been riding so I decided it was fine, and decided he would.  I always thought of it as Steveyo's even though I bought it.  Even the Schlumpf hub has his name on it from the factory (they do that).

Today Steveyo was passing through the Rochester area so we met up.  So now the geared 29er is on its way to Albany.

There's a good chance I'll buy another 29er once I get back into it.