As for the other things going on in my life, I hit the trails at AEDC again on Tuesday with my buddy Koonce. There was still some snow covering about 50% of the trail and the rest was starting to get a little soupy. The one nice thing about AEDC is how well it drains. I didn't feel too guilty riding a wet trail considering most of the trail is covered in pine needles and we weren't leaving any ruts. However, considering the possible conditions if we chose to ride a second lap, we ended our ride after one loop. Overall, my body is feeling pretty good on the mountain bike. I think I'm going to be somewhat ready for the Snake Creek Gap TT that is coming up next weekend. I am officially registered! This will be my first year racing this series. I know I'm in the best shape I've ever been but I'm still haunted by all the stories I hear from everyone about how difficult this course is. Regardless, I will suck it and ride!
Not much else has really been happening in the last few days. I'm doing a little tinkering with the new Nature Boy CX bike at the moment. I'm going to try some gear changes and throw a 39 tooth chainring on. We'll see how this feels. I was just mashin' too hard of a gear for the muddy courses and loosing a lot of efficiency. I have the Tennessee CX State Championships coming up in a little over two weeks. I've got to get back on the CX bike and do a few more workouts between now and then.
Tomorrow is my birthday so I doubt there will be any bloggin' going on. Instead, I will be enjoying the day with my wife and my folks. I hope everyone has a happy New Year and consumes many beverages!!
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