Do-It-Yourself March Cycling Blog Post

So, are you a cyclist? Do you have a blog? If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, I hope you've already written your March Training Blog Post.

You know what I'm talking about. To make it easier for those of you who haven't yet written the required cycling-blogger March Training Post, here is a handy template. Just cut and paste the text and then choose whichever option from the brackets [option1|option2], or add in the details [something vague] for whatever fits your training more accurately, and BAM, blog post DONE!

Early Spring Training Post Template

Just a [quick|surprisingly detailed] update about how training is going this year, in case any of the [joke about small number of readers] care. This week I've done [15 hours|30 hours] in the saddle, [getting up at 4 am|returning after 8pm] each time. It's been pretty chilly out there-- 5 below [celsius|fahrenheit] when I [started|finished] yesterday, but I'm toughing it out because [I'm better than you|I'm better than most people|I want to burn out by June]. This past weekend I rode [50|100|200] [yards|km|miles] with [link to someone] and it was [a beautiful day|an epic death ride] -- so much better than the [big number|lie] hours I spent on [rollers|the trainer] back in February!

[Artsy picture taken while riding|Picture of you in front of a snowbank]

I was [comparing|falsifying] my training log against last year's and it looks like I'm [up 20 hours|putting out 5% more watts] over last year at the same date. Things are going pretty well, but I need them to go even better to attain my lofty goal of [upgrading to a higher category|sandbagging the crap out of my current category]. Plus, my weight is down to [low number] from its peak of [shockingly high number].

I've been logging all the miles on my winter bike, [nicer bike than your summer bike], but I can't wait for the roads to clear up so I can take the [stupid pet name for a bike] out and try my new [bike part(s)] out. I picked up these [bike part(s)] from [my LBS|ebay] for $[low number], because [my team deal is awesome|it's frickin ebay]. I promise a [full|useless|gratuitous] review on [bike part(s)] soon!

Well, I'd love to keep writing about [how awesome I am|boring shit], but I need to [get back to work|get back on my bike|unfreeze my junk] so that I can make my March training goal of [more hours than I'll ride in August]. See you [out there|behind me]!

Note: If you think this post is directed at you specifically, it probably is. Good thing you can laugh at yourself, right?

Comments

Matty Moves said…
that's funny. I'm safe.
kevin said…
add a few sentences for bitching about drivers and your spot on.

I can't wait for the april posts:

"I did so bad at my first race, i hope i can turn it around in time for [event 5 months from now]"
Colin R said…
haha, or maybe...

[description of excessive training hours, poor rest, being sick, being busy, etc]

I did so bad in my first race, I have no idea why!
CCC said…
Hey man,

Still beats boring-as-hell posts about ski races that other bike racers could give two shits about!!! ;)
mike said…
That post was [hilarious, not that great] because I [did, did not] understand most of it since I'm a [5'11" 140 lb racing maching, 5'4" 150 lb tv watching maching].
Ryan said…
The number of New England cyclists with blogs is staggering.

At least I try to write about drinking, the shitty state of my bike and trips to warmer climates.
fatmarc said…
i thought for sure you were going another direction:

"weather sucks, I hate the trainers, trails have been screwed up for weeks, I'm just gonna quit racing, quit riding because I can't take another day on the trainer" kinda rap...
very good.
respect
faticus
megA said…
colin

i love you

xo

m
KT said…
This is most excellent
-another skiier/biker
Groover said…
Sure I have. No big deal. It's warm and winter is still a couple of months away. Hehe.

Dreaming about going skiing though ...
Colin R said…
Things that confuse me, #44: People from different hemispheres.

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