We really had a good time. The weather was cool, rainy, and the trails were rather greasy in many spots. I took it easy on the more tricky spots because I really don't want to do anything stupid between now and Saturday. We ended up doing hill repeats on a very nice size hill in the north end of the park. Grasshopper referred to it as "character building". Of course, Bob felt that he had to get one more repeat in, which in turn made me feel that I needed to get one more in. Matt happened to be chowing down a Powerbar when I decided to do the last one with Bob.
I couldn't believe him and Tom were actually going to sit that one out and wait for Bob.
My bike was a mess and I am concerned about the front brake rotor. It may be warped or just dirty, but when I apply the breaks it jumps all over the place.
Tomorrow evening the Stumpjumper goes to the shop for a good once over before the race on Saturday. I don't trust myself to take care of everything, plus I don't have the time.
After a good cleaningI've starting to plan my diet for this week and I'm also looking at what I will carry with me as far as nutritional supplements during the race. "The hay is in the barn!" As the farmer's would say. My feeling is that there isn't much I can do workout wise this week that will be of great benefit. Keep the legs fresh, get out on the road bike or the ss for a couple of easy rides. Stretch, stretch, stretch, and stretch.
Bike check list...
_check all bearings
_tweak the shifting
_check the front brake rotor