Wednesday, December 29, 2010

XC ski

Just for the log... Today Py went for almost an hour outside to do a little XC ski at the Camp with Tony. Was nice out there and felt good to get out again. Happy :-)

Enjoy a little clip of a squirrel diggn for food while the last gusts of the Blizzard are howling and piling up snowdrifts on LI!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Frohe Weihnachten -- Merry Christmas

Christmas time! Py hopes every one enjoys the holidays in a special way with best friends and family and wishes all the best and good health!

Py is about to count down a few more days of "little active" recovery until new year -- this is the plan -- mixed in with some alternative core and swim program.

LI did not yet got really hit by a snow storm, but is expecting a Blizzard to arrive by Sunday and eventually lasting until Monday. We are ready for it...


Py surely signed up for the

Tour of the Battenkill

and is looking to start over training ASAP.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

We nite MTB ride -- best cure for my knee

Py did it and it was good. Feeling good starting into the dark woods but with a nice bright reflecting light dusting of snow -- very nice and great rock solid frozen trail, no ice -- just a little crunchy sound of frozen leaves with little snow! 24F but 12F with windchill -- but not so bad in the woods.

About 1/2 way out his knee felt not so great but not really bad either and it stayed kind of stable. Little concerns and thoughts about cutting short for a few moments, but then magically while just moving along fine it seam even to felt better and he felt strong either way. So what, it's not getting worse -- then let's go...

And to then end testing it out at almost fulls speed ahead -- all fine, feeling good, not issue at all. Great! Biking still works, best PT ever! Glad he did it.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Most likely cause of knee pain and trouble

30'000+ km road on this Speedplay pedal. Bearings still feel like new and smooth, they got there regular scheduled grease ups about every 2000..3000km. But Py did obviously not took enough attention to the platform abrasion to the outside edge -- now allowing a full 6 degree tilt sideways. After considering all the factors, it is most likely the main cause of his knee trouble -- he rode this bike/pedal at full power at the issue became acute -- together with the cold and neglected warm up factors all multiplied to the bad..

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All new now and hopefully good for the next 20'000+ km -- but watching the "gap".

Saturday, December 11, 2010

No Ride to IPBP Today

Py is taking a hopefully not too long recovery break. Last week was cold, but nice, sunny and clear. Not a bad time to do so.

He wishes all his readers and followers a nice pre Christmas time. Enjoy!

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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Kings Park Psychic CX #2

Kreb Cycle CX #2 at Kings Park. Enjoy the video.

Jacob Stern -- I'd say the rider of the day on "Big Foot" comes in 4th


One more great day -- just Py suffering some acute knee issue to recover from.

... and see you all again on 19th for one more day of CX fun and if Py gets this right some hot beverages ...