Well, It has been a few weeks since my last post. I have been extremely busy with wrestling, family, and devising a plan to pay off my cycling debts. The Iceman Cometh was an all out roadie rage fest! My heart rate was 170-190 for the entire race. I wanted cold, nasty, and snowy conditions. This wasn't meant to be. The temp was in the 50's, and it was the fastest Iceman to date. I never really felt that great during the race. Geee, could it have been related to the 14 hour drive, or perhaps only getting 6 hours of sleep the night before the race. It was a flipping haul through the UP and into Michigan. Chuck, Sarah, Melissa, Jacob, and I didn't even get into town until 9:00 Friday evening. I finished with a time of 1:52, 20 minutes behind race winner Brian Matter. Brian is now the only rider to win the Midwest triple crown. He won the Ore to Shore, Chaquemegon 40, and Iceman this year. Congrats! Oh well, the highlight of the weekend was taking Jacob and Melissa down to the pool. Good times.
I'm now in rest and recovery mode. I started lifting with my legs last week. Lunges, leg curls, and leg extensions. I do six sets of 15 reps on each lift. I also do hundreds of reps on abs, 3 days a week. It feels great to finally get some good rest, and focus on taking care of my family. Michelle and I are expecting a new baby boy in 2 weeks. I'm going to start riding with the Flanders Bros. on Sundays and Tuesdays after Justin is born. These rides are epic! Six + hours of riding bliss. When the snow flies, I will be riding the snowmobile trails along the Minnesota River bottoms. This is really good pain for the legs. Happy trails!