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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cross training

In weather like this riding isn't really fun.To do something that was fun Jacob and myself hit up Hardwood Ski and Bike for some hickery.We loaded up the truck with our black coffee, work boots, chain saws and axes and headed to the forest.Chopping wood is a great cross training tool because it provides interval activity. As the motion of raising the splitting maul goes through its course, the triceps are extended, the abdominals are flexed, and the deltoids are recruited. Secondary stress is placed on the forearm flexors and the hip flexors during the course of one swing.Just a nice all around bod work out while heating your home and chillin with your man friends. Any ways its always nice to head out there and find a new way to work your body, go out and find your new way!! Cheers, Tristan

Monday, October 29, 2012

Someone has to do it

Since Matt is off and Andrew cant find his password I thought I should come back for a post or two. Been riding a lot over the last couple months with form coming back nicely.Actually super stoked about that but find I'm still lacking direction.Do I want to race or do I want to have fun on the bike at a fit level? I have all winter to find myself and with that hopefully some great weather to ride in. Ive seem to have managed spraining both of my big toes after completing the Marathon AWI Racing hosted.Pretty odd injury actually,I wonder how long it take to heal....the two little piggies have me off the bike and on the farm helping my parents get her ready for winter.It's been a nice break with some of that odd cross training you only find on a farm.You know- cutting trees,firewood stacking, stall cleaning, farm equipment repairs,digging holes,filling in holes..... and the list goes on.I might actually start a program.... Thats all I have for now but I'm going to try and get out in the storm tomorrow and find the tree that almost hit me tonight.Hopefully will have some pics or maybe a video! yawhooo Cheers, Tristan

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Week of training

Been a solid roller coaster of mix weather training this week.We've pretty much had it all from sunny,windy,raining,snowy,hailing to freezing and I road it all.Riding in theses conditions for the most part can be fairly dangerous but one thing it does to a rider is make them mentally strong. I'm still not wearing the hr monitor or using any training aid but I think I logged in around 15hrs bike time this week which I'm fairly happy with.I'll leave ya'll with some photos and a vid of the after math which my Tuesday rain ride to Trek Store left me in.



Sunday, January 15, 2012

stub was almost my name today

Training has officially started today.What for?beats the hell out of me but I leaning to be average at O-cups and alright/fairly good at some endurance.I was already average at O-cups so that goal should be easy.I'm also some what interested in building some power.Maybe I'll train myself and see what creation I come up with.Sounds good to me!

Because I'm a bad ass manly man I road the winter bike outside today.Look at the weather app on the phone and it just said I'm retarded.It was the first time that app has been 100% correct.Not only is it crazy on the Monck road during the day but day traffic it's self hates cyclist. Total of two honks and too many close calls to count.I also forgot to mention the -14 not including windchill weather.Took me 20 extremely painful minutes to defrost my feet! Beautiful day however with an even more beautiful sun set.Good ride and good times.

Tomorrow is going to be a killer with a ride,gym and MNS snowshoe to top her off.Stoked!



Friday, January 13, 2012


Sorry I've been away but I had my self a little foot mishap on new years that has kept me off the bike...Still not really riding but I am back to the gym pumping iron.Sold the the Rabobank as well so looking at new bikes for next season.Ordered a Giant TCR Advanced SL 3 today for a road bike and thinking a Trek Superfly Elite for MTB.I think two very promising choices for what my goals are for the up coming season.

Going to try and get on the bike Sunday.I'll let yall know!



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bout time

Its been a while since I've post but that because that hole marathon thing and me in bad way with muscle tightness.I'm slowly recovering and now just getting back on the bike.Finished building the winter bike last night and took it out for it's first spin this evening.Quickly said fack that and came home.Why? Christmas shoppers dont have time to be safe around cyclist riding at night.. So later or early rides!!

Last night got out with my people for a night ride in Midhurst.Just the right amount of snow covering and the right amount of attacks.Andrew and I split from the group a couple time which was when the most close calls happend but none the less there were still plenty of good battles for the group to see.By the time I'm done with Andrew he's going to be a rock.A dirty rock but a rock non the less.

Might make it out to copeland tomorrow for a group ride.Jacob says theres good scenery this time of year.



Sunday, December 4, 2011

Forest Gump turned to Terry Fox

Couple good MTB ride in the snowy forest have been down the last week or so.Not too much to report on them other than riding XC in the snow builds more skills than anything else.

Friday Jacob M and myself decided to run our first ever Marathon which we are now calling a Manathon.Jacob made the route and I just showed up late.Turns out he planned the route as if we were riding it and through in loads of solid hills and a beaver fever pond.Things were going solid for the first 25k but once we had to hike the the pond the freezing cold water cooled down our legs pretty good.Two k of that took us about an hour to conquer and made starting running again pretty hard.Non the less we pursued and demolished our non training for it Manathon.

Tried to get out for a ride with Andrew Saturday afternoon but my body only had about 3k of patheticness left in it.Not all a loss however, it helped a lot to loosen up the muscles.

Legs are feeling back to normal so Midhurst MNS it is.