Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Jane's Addiction, Steak & Egg Burrito, And A Little Bit Of Skiing

Enjoy a short video of the dawn patrol session this morning put to some Jane's Addiction.

Rob, Dug, Jon, Mark and I hit Scotties in the White Pine, Little Cottonwood Canyon area. Upper stuff was amazing. Mid to lower stuff not so much.

Post ride meal in the video (cuz I know you are curious) is from Sonic. It's the #16 (Steak & egg breakfast burrito). Rob turned me on to it. I highly recommend you try one today.

Backcountry 2009 from Rick Sunderlage on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Unfinished Business

There are three events I'd like to go back and do again in 2010 but with better results.

  • Leadville 100 on a singlespeed
  • 24 hours of Moab
  • The Utah Cyclocross series

Getting the big buckle without gears would make all my attempts at Leadville worth it. I missed it by 12 minutes this year. That's only 4 songs on my ipod. Totally doable to make that time up.

Team Fatty needs to go back and claim the top step on the podium for the rigid SS div. No reason we can't fix that.

With my first CX season under my belt, there is plenty of room to move up. I have a lot to learn in this area but racing CX was the most fun I had all year.

For now, I'll replay these events over and over in my head as I ride indoors.

Monday, December 28, 2009

The HR Game

I got bored on the spin bike today and tried a new game (patent pending). It's called keep your HR above your weight for an hour.

It's not as fun as it sounds but it does motivate one to lose those winter lbs.

Jan 1 is just around the corner. I need to buckle down and get back on a training schedule or I'm going to be in trouble. Normally this time of the year, I'm in full backcountry mode a few days a week. But with the lack of snow, it's been hard to want to get out of bed at 4:30AM.

We got the green light from the Executive Team at work to keep moving forward with the cycling team. The 2010 team kits are in the final stages. I'll be riding in Omniture gear again but this time we'll have some red sprinkled in. It's going to look good.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cycling Camp

Anyone know where I can get my hands on that Leadville movie?

Friday, December 18, 2009

$1.99 Lunch

My favorite lunch is just a $1.99. And it isn't half bad served chilled.

This could be the best riding year I've ever had. December 18th and the lunch rides are still going strong.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dawn Patrol Pictures

Just a few pictures to show you why we get up at 4:50am. Thanks Rob for packing the camera and shooting.

Trick of the day- Removing skins with skis still on.

Coming down the mountain- Flagstaff (Little Cottonwood)

Snowbird/Alta in the background- Jon skiing whatever he wants. It was all untouched.

Black Diamond makes really good stuff. This is the BD Covert pack in action.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Play and Work

Up at 4:50am
At Chevron (for a fritter and Diet Coke) by 5:05am
Base of Little Cottonwood Canyon to meet Rob and Jon by 5:30am
At trail head with skis and skins on by 6:00am
At the summit of Flagstaff (10,000 + feet) by 7:15am (we had to break trail in 50" of new snow...brutal)
Home (for a shower and change of clothes) at 8:30am
At work by 9:15am

Only in Utah can you pull that off. The boss doesn't need to know how I spent my morning. As long as I'm at work at a decent time to make some money for the company (and enough to pay the bills) it's all good. That is why I will never move.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lunch Ride Video

Atomicmiles has mad video skills. I hijacked a video he put together of some of the last Utah County lunch rides of the season. I'm not ready to stop riding. At least not until the breakfast backcountry sessions start up.

BST Lunch Meeting Part 1 from atomicmiles on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Get Some

Is it possible to have two favorite jerseys?
It's good to have very important friends. They keep me looking good even when I suck.
Get some here and here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Life Is Good In The UC

Sixty minutes of single track can make everything all good again.

It's Dec 1 and the trails in Utah County are in prime shape. We are actually starting to see some dust in spots.

If you are north of point of the mountain and not ready to hang up the MTB yet, come on down and meet "Betty" or "Frank".