American Bushman

"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

So Darned Busy

It's been weeks since I posted last. I mentioned that it was racing season and that brings with it plenty of work that's not on the normal menu.

There's travel on Saturdays and Sundays, bike cleaning and maintenance on Mondays, van cleaning Saturdays, Sundays, and Fridays, food and drink prep, packing, etc.

There's also time in the gym...lots and lots of time in the gym to get my body back together for another weekend of racing.

I got my first category upgrade since 1997 a week ago and now can race an additional race every time so I'm doing 2 a days instead of a single race.  They're also back to back so the increased workload is good for training.

The funny part about all of this is the amount of outdoor skills I use every week from knot tying to shelter construction to first aid (yeah, needed first aid a few times.)

Then my bike broke.  The carbon frame literally cracked through and now I have NO bike with 4 races coming up this weekend...stressed? Sure.

On an unrelated note: Billman at Grindstone Cutlery came up with a very clever axe head cover a while back and sent me one for each of my Gransfors axes and they fit great, look great, and are super secure.  He's working on some additional features I think but I'm not going to let that cat out of the bag just yet.  I'll see if I can come up with a picture or two for you though...

Thanks for reading,