March 14, 2009

New Direction

Filed under: Bike Racing — Andrea @ 5:58 am

Well, I had one of those rides yesterday. You know- the one where you just go out and think a lot. The therapeutic type.

Seems I’ve been enjoying road racing and training for road racing less and less lately. It’s a lot like when you eat something that tastes good, but then a few hours later, you’re sick to your stomach and puke it back up… there’s a period of time where, even though that food was initially good, the thought of eating it again makes you lose your appetite.

So that’s where I am- I’ve puked up road racing, and now I don’t want to eat it for a while. Sure, I’ll get over it, but for now, I’ve decided to branch out to other athletic endevors that I’ve been interested in for a while but have put off because of my dedication to the road bike. I plan on getting a mountain bike (I’m keeping a road bike, too) and trying some 2-wheel trail shennanigans. I’d also like to try some adventure racing, rock climbing, canoeing… you get the point. Oh yeah, all the while, I am pretty sure I’m running the AT100 this year. I’ve wanted to do it since I first went as an aid station volunteer a few years ago.

So this blog may get a bit more interesting to some whole others are probably going to now remove me from their RSS feeds. It’s all good. I’m happy now.



  1. Everybody reaches a saturation point at some point in their life. It’s normal and part of human nature. Try mountain bike racing, it a totally different experience and one you’ll probably like. Take that canoe trip and give endurance events a shot.

    Do things that make you happy and you’ll never have any regrets.

    Comment by Richard — March 14, 2009 @ 2:26 pm

  2. Thanks :)

    Comment by andrea — March 15, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

  3. i’d like to try some adventure racing, but i need to learn how to use a compass with a topo map first.

    Comment by tomk96 — March 15, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

  4. Take a day off and go to a Red Birds game, a lot of fun. Eat BBQ at Rendezvous, then go for a run along the Mississippi in the am. That’s what I did when I was in Memphis the summer before last.

    Comment by Comer — March 16, 2009 @ 7:07 am

  5. mtb racing….heck yeah. Alot more laid back than any road event. You have 3 races right there in your area. Stanky creek tt, stanky creek xc, and 12hrs of stank. Races are put on by some great folks.

    Comment by nick leonard — March 16, 2009 @ 7:59 am

  6. ADD in the hiz-house!!!! And theres nothing wrong with that IMHO. Heck I have been eyeing my golf clubs again :) *was a near scratch golfer before I got back on the bike*

    Comment by Frogge — March 16, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

  7. have you thought about cyclocross? its a fucking blast

    just sayin…

    Comment by CJ — March 18, 2009 @ 10:09 am

  8. htfu. are you a real racer or not? you think Eddy Merckx loved every rainy December day in Belgium?

    Comment by Creaky — March 20, 2009 @ 6:02 pm

  9. Those are some serious lats. :)

    Comment by Bmxhacksaw — April 7, 2009 @ 11:12 am

  10. […] weekend will be my first road race (West Feliciana Classic) since I temporarily “quit“Â back in March. I’ll admit, I’m not in top form for road racing at the moment. […]

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