Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Time to Get Serious
Today is my first ride of the new year with it being just my short commute to work and back home. The weather is not going to get any better so I'll just deal with it for the first few miles before getting warmed up. Tomorrow I plan on trying to explore some of the gravel loops I've used over the last few seasons as they see no salt and are generally always hard packed. My studded tires are going on the Poprad as I've had a few close calls over the years and would rather have a bit more bite when rolling over ice and other slick spots. One motivating factor this early in the new year is the upcoming Trans Iowa event in May and the fact that I just registered for the LumberJack 100 last week when entries opened. Last year my experience at the LumberJack was dismal as I pulled out with an Achilles issue and hope to redeem myself on a course that has all the elements and distance that I should be able to redeem myself at. My biggest source of motivation is knowing that I'm riding for Adventure 212 this season with all of us on Specialized bikes. Our team for 2009 includes Chris Peariso, Mike Phillips, Tom Bender and T.J. Woodruff. I'm also looking forward to 2009 with the challenges that come with being a dad, training early in the A.M., the awesome team that I'm part of and having a successful, but fun season. What more could a guy ask for in 2009? Pedal on...

5 comments:

Adam said...

good luck this year, any training tips send my way, i'm running a shot gun program as usual

Scott Cole said...

Sometimes the shot gun approach is more fun. E-mail me about what you've done in the past and what your focus is for 09. Take care.

Bear said...

What's the Lumberjack course compare to here in WI?

Scott Cole said...

The LumberJack course reminds me of Levis Mound here in Wisco. They both have lower wet areas and climbing with good singletrack.

Christine said...

Looks like you guys will have a stellar team this year! I am jealous about the Specialized pick up :-)