Legs were sluggish all week. Last weekends near 12 hour weekend of training put a dent in the recovery process. So, the rides were short last week....as was the intensity. Yesterday (Saturday) I did not ride as I was in Denver all day for a very chaotic Veloswap. When I say chaotic, I mean busy, busy, busy. Check out all the people!
Today I headed out with the goal of 4.5 hours hard. But if the legs sucked in the first 1.5 hours I would cut it short. Thankfully, the legs wanted to go, go, go! So, it was a singletrack tour of most of the singletrack near Fort Collins.
Started things off right with an out-n-back on Blue Sky and Indian Summer.
Damn it! Flat tire. Doesn't happen much anymore with the Stan's tubeless set up. When it does, I have to dig deep into my melon to figure out how to change a flat with a tube. Gasp! I fixed the flat....rode back into town....put sealant in a new tire....then hit the foothills trails.
After the foothills trails it was a big loop around Lory State Park.
Climbing out of Lory State Park on a trail I should have only ridden down got me onto some suh-weet trail in Horsetooth Mountain Park.
Time to head back down to civilization!
4.5 hours later back at the house with a recovery drink going down the hatch. It is a mix of OJ, water, FRS, and PoweBar Recovery. Shake. Shake. Shake. Then consume.