Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Say Uncle!

Uncle

Ok, this post is just a notification that I've decided to end my quest for the Larry Schwartz award.

I could justify my decision many different ways, but it would not make any difference in the outcome.

I did enjoy the three long rides we did, and I don't plan on ending my long rides. I just don't plan on doing them EVERY month.

It was an optimistic but unrealistic adventure.

I did learn that on any given day I can ride over 100 miles. Anytime. Anywhere.

I learned also that there is a large time commitment involved, putting big holes in days that would otherwise be taken up by other responsibilities.

For the near-term, I'm going to focus on the short ride (20-40 miles) and try to increase my speed and strength in climbing.

ciao

PS: The best exercises to tone the body quickly are squats, bench presses and chin ups (a rowing movement can be just as effective as chins) performed together in the same workout.