Friday, December 16, 2005

Getting Caught Up

A lot has been going on lately. First off, it's been cold. Damn cold. Too cold to ride cold. In fact I'm so sick of riding in the afternoon/evening that I blew off work today and went riding. It was so nice. I tried to get McGee to come out with me but he's up to his armpits in baby duties. He did dial me in on a sweet jacket to use until my thermal Broardmark kits get here. Of course they'll be arriving just in time for the spring, when I don't need 'em. Typical.

As far as the prep goes for racing next year everything is progressing as planned. I've been getting to the gym 3 days/week and getting 18+ hours/week on the bike. All nice and easy miles. Hell, I should get an upgrade based on pre-season training alone. Of course the Christmas stars are out in force on the group rides in town. They're up there pushing the pace and feeling good about themselves. I just need to remember their 2006 is going to be much different from mine.

I got my body fat checked last week...not where I need to be. My wife thinks I have an eating disorder and a poor self image, but that's just because she fell in love with me at 175 pounds. I'm chill'n at 138 pound and 15% body fat. She thinks I'm too thin, I think I can lose 8-10 pounds and get my body mass down to where and elite road racer should be. It's tough, I've made so many changes to my diet over the years to get to where I'm at now, I don't know what to do to lose the last few pounds. That's what I get for being a fatty my whole life.

Marcroft Cycles is progressing quite nicely. I recieved my fixture this week. It looks good. I've got most of my beta riders bikes designed. My web site is in the works. I'm having some boss t-shirts done up. I'm placing machine tool orders. I'm placing bike part orders. It's all very exciting. I'm looking at going live some time in February. I'm toying with the idea of doing a press release to make the announcement that I'm up and running. Is that a little too much? I don't know. I know that I'll at least post to the OBRA list. That get's out to everyone.


Anonymous said...

"I don't know what to do to lose the last few pounds."


Anonymous said...

You're sounding like a consumed with your weight!! Why not try lyposuction?? .... Either that or listen to your wife...she knows BEST.

Brian Marcroft said...

Sweet! People are reading!

Thanks for the advise, I'll take it all into consideration. Anyone know a good plastic surgeon?