Not much is more satisfying than a pile of firewood all stacked up. I'm not kidding when I say I could sit back with a beer and just gaze at this fine woodpile. It doesn't just stack up there by itself however.
For Thanksgiving, DartreDame (Pramila my wife and riding partner) and I created this woodpile. Below is Dartre shouldering her share of the burden. Guaranteed to make her a stronger randonneur!
As for me, check out this action series that Dartre captured. True photographic inspiration.
It may not look like randonneur training, but I can tell you it was work. And according to our physical therapist, it was dynamic exercise as opposed to static exercise. Much better preparation, she contends.
Still a skeptic? Check out this diagram from Cycling Anatomy below. I posted my review of the book here.
The Medicine Ball Throw is uncannily similar. Only problem is I forgot to switch sides until I had two logs left to throw! Next winter!
All is not for randonneuring, however. How about this for sweet reward?!
Dartre lounges in the wood-fired hot tub. Aah.
Keep it slingin'