Monday, November 10, 2008

What's Been Goin' On

Over the past two weeks, I've got back in the pool five times, weight room four times and commuted to/from work by bike and foot every day. While I haven't had a long run or bike ride, I've been fairly consistent on getting in at least forty to sixty minutes of riding/running during the work week.

New Gear: AMFIB Bib Tights
Today, I commuted in to work with a new pair of Pearl Izumi Amfib bib tights. They're fantastic: bibs and amfib booties kept the legs nice n' toasty on the 25 minute ride in at 26 F. In contrast, I under-dressed the upper body in a short sleeve base and long sleeve woolie. Quite a difference in warmth between upper and lower. Also, because I lent a pair of lobster gloves to Munson for this weekend's cycling/camping crazy fest, the hands were a tad chilly in full-fingered mtn bike gloves. A full face balaclava under the helmet was just enough to keep the head warm. But as for the bib tights, I'm looking forward to see how they perform on colder and longer rides.

During the past two weekends, I've been catching up on household maintenance: repairing a wooden fence in the backyard, concrete on the front steps, staining the back deck, winterizing and other honey-dos inside the house. The result has prevented longer rides and training runs on the weekend.

However, I've kept the calendar free for this Saturday's Omaha Cranksgiving event hosted by none other than Bryan Redemske.


  1. Geez, I was thinking you really had a life enough to stop blogging. Guess I was wrong.

    Glad to hear you do an occassional honey-due/do.

    My boyz may be doing Cranksgiving here in KC the weekend of the 23rd.

  2. Crap! I need to get those back to you. I may just do that tonight. You gonna be around? I could haul everything back since my bike is setup for it.

  3. Thank goodness, you're alive!!

    I'll be around tonight, but don't wreck your knees over it. It can wait.

    The point made on the gloves was as information -- not intended to be guilt laden

  4. Hey Brady... How were those AmFIBs on the cold RAINY ride home? I'll wager that you didn't even feel the rain down below.

  5. you're putting way too much pressure on me, dude. I've already taken up smoking to cope. Don't make me hit the hard stuff.