I think we're fully recovered from the 508. I'm not on the bike much but I've been running and hiking. Yesterday I ran with a weighted backpack and felt good. Bonnie has caught up with the class she is taking and this week we finally are totally cleaned up from all of the 'stuff' around the bike room that we used for the race. Bonnie got inspired and really did a 'service master' type cleaning. It just goes to show you that even though the race is done the work isn't. Have I mentioned I have the best pit boss?
So far the first couple of weeks of the off season have been good, and it couldn't happen at a better time. We are busy with school and the first show of the season, as well as Bonnie needing to put the finishing touches on that class I mentioned earlier. Right now I'm enjoying cross training, and spending some much needed down time with the family, and friends. Thursday I'm slotted to go for a hike good friend who is visiting from Alaska. It is really good to see her, it's been too long since she was by for a visit. Though I haven't been riding much that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about the next challenge. Eric, the crew member who did all of the slow driving for the 508, has this loop he'd like to try. It goes from Big Bear to Palm Springs, to Idyllwild to Banning, and back up to Big Bear. It's about 240 miles and lots of climbing. We're going to try it some time before the snow flies.