Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bonnie's been working hard getting all of the race info compiled and in one place. Once again, Brad and I will be in good hands. For those of you who don't know, instead of using numbers to identify racers in the Furnace Creek 508 totems are used. I'm a Crap and Brad is a Pygmy Hippo. I picked mine, Brad kind of was assigned his. It's a long story.

Ride on!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Welcome to Fall. Out here in Ca we just got hit with Fall 2010 and it feels like it. Finn and I got the wood burner set for a fire should we need one. For the first time since we've bee back from WI we have our windows closed. I wonder what conditions will be like in to weeks as we ride through Death Valley. My guess is a lot of hot and a bunch of cold. Brad and I are putting the final touches on prep work for the 508. Bonnie compiled a great reference book for the team. It has the route, official rules, check list...I think we both felt a bit better after we did some research about what we were getting into. This is a big race, we'll be stretching ourselves and knowledge is power.

Ride on!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Just got back from a good solid ride. About 75 miles and 4,500' of climbing. I think this will be the last substantial ride I have time for before the race. Which is fine seeing as it's about 2.5 weeks away. Logistically things are coming together. Grandma is flying out to take care of Finn. Lights for the car have been delivered. Brad is going to take care of crew car signage, I have the tubeless tires mounted on the bike as well as a new computer. I usually use a Garmin Edge 305 but the battery life is only 12 hours and I'll need a lot more time then that. The hotel at the start and the house at the finish are all taken care of so I guess now all we have to do is race. I have a feeling it'll be here before we know it.

On a different note all the students have arrived and are auditioning for class placement. Tomorrow we put them in classes and have some fun stuff to do around campus before classes start on Wednesday. Finn and I get to lead a hike while Bonnie will be kicking it at Jazzersize.

Ride on!

Monday, September 6, 2010

We don't quite have the beautiful natural water features out here in C like we do in WI...
But the riding is just as scenic.
We been back for about a week and a half, I've had some good rides with friends as well as on my own. It's been good to get some hard climbing in. With school picking up I think the plan is to just maintain the fitness I have for the 508 which is a little less then a month away.
Ride on!