Two weeks ago, I got an email to join in on the fun and do the Death Ride, 129 miles of riding with over 15,000' of climbing in the Lake Tahoe area. I took on a very zen attitude and said, if it's meant to be, then I will find a last minute entry. It was meant to be as I found one for only $50 and the guy selling it lived only one mile from me; it was really meant to be. So basically I am cramming: 80 miles on Friday followed by 100 miles with the profile looking something like this. I basically did 1.5 loops of this 64.5 mile ride. It was weird to come home after 64 miles, refresh my water bottles, and then head out again doing the exact same ride I started 4 hours earlier. The original plan was to do 2 loops for a total of 129 and over 15,000' of climbing (basically my own version of the Death Ride). But since my friend bailed on me, I came up 29 miles and 3000' vertical feet short of the goal. Regardless, I will make it to the ice cream stop at the top of the last mountain pass come this Saturday. Oh, what's that you say? Why not sign up for an ironman since I have all this fitness? I'm actually considering it.
I'm basically interested in all things funny, health and triathlon related, and sustainable living. This blog used to accompany a website I built to raise awareness about cancer as well as raise money for different causes.