Those ducks are making a lot of noise but not sure they are all getting in a row quite yet, but I'm pushing them in that direction. With a head full of new stuff, here's the sampler:
Navigation. 'Tis a big deal for GLR and Scott Morris did a great ride with the help of a Garmin GPSMap 60 CSx. Guess what I just received?
Maps are ordered and on the way as well. Topo maps can be uploaded to a SD card in the unit, pretty cool, huh?
A few folks recommended the Old Man Mountain racks for the upcoming adventures, they promptly sent the Sherpa model my way. It attaches to the hub and v-brake bosses, has a 40 lb load limit, and looks and feels super super solid. No more of that seat post mounted stuff - they break too easy and adversely affect bike handling.
And training...is flowing like butter these days. I had planned a L4 climbing sesh for today but the weather looked iffy so I doubled up yesterday with a L5/6 am (G2 for those in the know) and then hit the new Edgemont/Cliffs climb with Fergy in the afternoon. If you haven't been up that climb, you gotta do it - brand new pavement to the top of Missionary ridge, smooth as glass, steeper than the Mogollon in the Gila SR. Good stuff. Little did I know there was a group ride last night, it's already that time of year!
I've been on the fence on whether or not to do the RimRide this weekend. It's a brutal course and I really don't want to break up my training rythm with a forced recovery period. But...Fred W has done so much work putting together such an epic route...it's springtime in the desert...and I am weak. Prime Time made the decision a lot easier by posting the map below. I've traced the route on a Classic Moab Trails map (since I haven't seen the first 2/3 of the course) and plugged coords into the GPS. The rack is on the bike, as is a new hydration system to test...and a 6am start means lights are needed the first hour or so. All in all, it'll be great testing grounds for a bunch of new stuff. I just hope those ducks don't get lost!