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Tahoe Prep: Week 11

Tahoe Prep: Week 11

The week of Christmas was mostly off the bike, as expected. The only ride was just over an hour.

But I did get some wrenching done.

My rear hub is now fixed. I pulled everything apart, re-set the bearings, and reassembled everything, and it's running smooth again. Huzzah.

I also replaced the rear shifter cable, adjusted the rear derailleur, & re-aligned the rear brake calipers.

Friday was windy and ~50°F, but I figured that once I got moving, I'd warm up. Nope. So now I know. Below 65°, I wear a base layer. I've found that I'm crap on cold days unless I'm comfy under my kit, preferably a bit sweaty.

And my repair kit stood tall on Friday's ride:

  • electrical tape fixed a busted strap on my helmet (comfort strap, not safety)
  • multi-tool adjusted the rear brake calipers
  • DynaPlug fixed a hole in the front tire
  • CO2 & nozzle re-inflated the front tire perfectly

I've had a bit of a cold since then, so I suspect that part of the reason I didn't feel like myself is that I was getting sick.

It was a full-on rest week, and I ate an unholy crapload of Christmas goodies, so I'm actually fine with the scale telling me I'm at 182.4 this week.

Next Week's Checklist:

  • Hard climb 3 days
  • Ride 3+ hours
  • Keep my weight level

It's a short week, and it's the New Year, so I'm not going to push myself to get back on the fat loss program. I'll behave myself, but I feel like expecting the usual progress would just be setting myself up for failure.


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