Posted by: Miriam | 19/04/2008

80s and a tan to 30s and muddy

What the frick is up with the weather. It was 83F degrees last Saturday, I got a slight sunburn while mtn biking here in Eugene. And then it was 70F-ish for Icebreaker. Now, one week later there was snow on the ground when I woke up this am, its 43F out according to Google. Its partly sunny now, but its been spitting on and off. Tomorrow is supposed to be more of the same. Just in time for my first mtn bike race of the season, Mudslinger.

Argh. I skipped Hornings because it was nas-tay. I did not want to play on a slip n slide with my bike in the mud. Plus its loooong drive to Hornings from Eugene (2+ hours) for that kind of mud-fest. So my penance is Mudslinger.

The Sport women get to race 17 miles (yea, I know that sounds like a short amount of time when I think about it on my road bike, but mtn bike time is much much slower, we’re talking like an hour and a half to 2 here) and have 2500′ of climbing. I will climb anything on Agnes (my super awesome 2008 Specialized Stumpjumper). I love climbing (and I never would have said this until I started mtn biking).

So I was just thinking that maybe I should go ride Foxhollow to McBeth to strech the legs a bit before I delved into my chemistry and calculus. But it just started hailing. Maybe I’ll do my chem now and ride later (probably to a movie on the rollers…sigh I thought I was done with winter training).

Tomorrow: Mudfest er Mudslinger 08.

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