Into thin air
Monday, July 31, 2006
Everything’s happened so fast… What can I say? I flew from Seattle about a week ago. The flight was delayed an extra day, so I got to make a trip to the airport on two occasions, thanks of course to United. “Why couldn’t you call or e-mail me, or something?”
“Yeah, uhh, we didn’t know…” Well, there you have it. It’s hard to make a trip these days without United giv’n the runaround one way or another.
I spent the past week doing some endurance length rides at altitude. Boulder has great terrain and roads- I love the pav on the dirt roads. It has pretty much everything you could want in cycling, although it’s a bit too high, and the weather gets altogether unpredictable during the winter. I think I’ve discussed this before though…
After a week of low intensity at ~5500’ I went to a race in Colorado at 8000’- I think this is a good example of “cold turkey” acclimation. It worked pretty well too. During the race my legs would be on and off, but I ended up getting 3rd on the road stage. It was an interesting race, much like Redlands this year without the competition.
Today I did two hours easy, I think were scheduled to depart for the tour of Utah on Saturday.