Friday, December 12, 2008

Cross Country Skis

I got some cross country skis today! I got the Fischer Outbounds, they should be good for me because they are a backcountry (off the beaten path) model with a metal edge, so this should allow me to take them most places, and the metal edge should help with going down the hilly terrain over here in Massachusetts. They are resting in my closet for me, as all we have for precipitation is some freezing rain, but when they snow hits I will be ready to take them out for a spin! The picture below does not do them justice, but they look a lot like skis. haha

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Training Update

The past two weeks have been a mix of trainer and some outside road biking. On the indoor front I have watched some good movies such as Sin City and Office Space to name some highlights. On the outdoor front I have been braving the mildly cold weather, a few rides below 40 and one ride below 32. I have also found this great climb about ten minutes from my house, its about 1000 ft of vertical gain and it runs along this great stream. So the whole way up you ride next to this New England river with lots of little waterfalls and other obstacles.
We got our first snowfall last night and today so outdoor riding is going to get a little scarce, looks like I am going to have to get some crosstraining in!