Its a week early, but not too early to begin the plan for next year. This year was tough with balancing work and family. The job was really busy. I was coaching the boy's sports team and trying to get in rides whenever I could. I raced sporadically relegated to the role of leadout as I suffered through races. I gained 25lbs. Last week in a training ride a teammate told me I go fast for a "fat guy".
That was the straw that broke the camels back. My wife okay'd the purchase of a new race bike (Specialized Venge). I turn 45 in a few weeks and move up in age. While I do not harbor hope of a total return to glory, i am going to ride more and lose that 25lbs.
i'm on vacation the next two weeks. i plan on getting in some serious mileage to kick off the new year. okay, weather calls for snow tomorrow. i will get on that stoopid trainer and ride friday.