OMG I'M NOT RDY

TODD BROWN Bike Life


IF TODAY IS ANY INDICATION OF MY READINESS FOR LEADVILLE... we in big trouble mister. 

Let me count the ways:

1.  My sleep patterns have been stinky.  Stenchy actually.  Like a child I've been binge watching a ridiculous show every night this week... staying up late only to rise with the birds every day at 530.  That aint gonna cut it bro.  Sleep = speed.

2.  My pacing, ugh.  Rookie at best.  We had 4 major climbs today.  I set PRs on the first.  Dangled off the back on the second.  The third... I was pedaling squares while vultures circled. 

3.  My food.  Well, I wasn't hungry.  But dawgawn if that VMO didn't cramp so hard I nearly fell off my rig.   The climbs were large, the sun was burning.  I knew this yesterday... no salt tabs?... c'mon man get, it, togetha!

Was there anything good?  Only a fool doesn't find the goodness to go with the badness.

1.  I rode with a Camelbak for the first time in years.  And, it was great!  So easy to sip while the terrain is rough.  And... and!... I parceled it out perfectly.

2.  The new Maxxis Ikons:  rad.   Great traction, super cornering.

3.  My spider-sense-MTB-oneness is coming back.  Yep, faster downhill every ride.

4... that 4th climb.  Only Chris and I did it. It was after I cramped.  After Charlie threw me 2 Salt Stick tabs.  And I felt great.  There's a lot of confidence to gain by continuing to ride and work through the challenges.

Leadville will present a lot of problems.  I found 3 today.  Easy to address.

I got 8 weeks to find 'em all.

Start to Finish




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