From the post: “Rule 2: Don’t be self-conscious. Suffering isn’t pretty. It isn’t meant to be. If you are going about your business of climbing properly, you will be breathing like a water buffalo, sweating like a chain gang, and probably have snot dribbling off your chin. If this is not the case, you aren’t doing this correctly.”
Friday, June 06, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
Got the full terrorist examination from the TSA folks for trying to bring a pedal wrench in my bag - which btw the same TSA guys in DC let right through.
Now I'm squished into a rotting A319 operated by AmericaWest - the nation's worst airline. Also nothing says ancient aircraft like ash trays in the armrest. When was the last time you could smoke on a domestic US flight? Carter administration? Maybe I've lucked out and gotten a converted aeroflot liner. If I see any cyrillic in the next 5 mins I'm running for the door.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
We were running a paceline out of truckee and we stopped short and the whole line fell on top of itself. We had 8 guys running a paceline and the last three fell on top of each other. No one was seriously hurt - but Coleman got a flat so we're replacing that now.
We'll be back on the road in a few minutes though.
We're at mile 44 rest stop - the line for the spot a pot is huge.
Noel and I are riding at roughly the same pace.
I'm still feeling really good - I jumped on a 20 guy pacee line in here - a ton of fun - unfortunately its uphill slightly and consistently for abt 8 miles.
I'm still feeling really solid
I was bummed coming out of the last rest stop becuaser there was no clothes drop and I wanted to ditch my leg warmers - fortunately I was able to peel them off as I rode.
Off to find tea.mates so wee can form up a nice paceline to make the ride back a bit easier.
9:35:38 AM Sun, Jun 1, 2008
At the first resdt stop.
Did better than ever climbing through emerld bay.
Feeling really stoked and feel like I am going to kick the rides butt. Its starting to wa3m up a good bit so I'm going to shed my long fingerred gloves and leg warmers.
Ok time to grab food and water and go.