Sunday, June 22, 2008

5 Days ~ 500 Miles

What started out as a thing
soon became a challenge
and now....
it's a ride of passion.

Extreme Individuals
Extreme Miles
Extreme Fun

When: Friday, June 27 through Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Starting Point: Cooper YMCA Parking Lot
Leave time: 6:30 a.m.
Mileage: 100 miles a day for 5 straight days
Route: TBD by weather
What it is: A bike ride. An accomplishment.
Lot's of fun!

What is the Pace? Pace is yours.
What it isn't: A race. No medals. No trophy's. No cash prizes.

Do you have to ride all 5 days? Nope. You can ride one (1) day, two (2) days, three (3) days, four (4) days, or all five (5) days. It's your ride, your challenge, your passion.

What about SAG? You are at your own mercy. You are responsible for your own wake up call, energy, drinks, eats, injuries, phone calls and flats. The ride organizers are not responsible for any accidents, injuries, bad attitudes or sore muscles.

Where will we ride to?
Several 100 mile routes are in the planning process. One will be designated based upon the weather forecast for that morning. We will start and end in the same place: Cooper YMCA parking lot. Please park in the back row on the south side.

Can I use the YMCA facilities? You can use the YMCA facilities for bathroom only. If you choose to lift weights, take a group exercie class, use the elliptical swim laps, or shower, etc., you must be a member or pay a fee for use.

White: Girl Fit and Boy Fit
Adult Sizes (S, M, L, XL)
Logo: look up
Profits? Backpack Progam
You do not have to ride all 5 days to purchase a participant t-shirt.
Purchase one for your signifiant other (sherpa) if you like.
Email me with your t-shirt size and preferred gender cut. Order must be placed by Friday June 27.
Payment upon delivery or I accept PayPal.

Please pass this on and tell as many people as you can. Any further questions, please ask.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tinman or Bust

We're leaving at 2:00pm for Topeka, KS for the Tinman Triathlon longcourse. Bags are packed, beer is iced and bananas are ripening. I'm so ready for this race! I'll try to post a race report and pics when I get back.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Tom Petty, Wind, Biscuits & Gravy

So, I wake up at 4:30am to get ready for a bike ride leaving at 6am. I gaze out the window and I see wind, the trees are blowing vicarioiusly. YIKES I hate Nebraska wind. Dedicated to my bike club "Team Hutch", I run around searching for my "pedal on" attitude. :)

Crusing to town I blast the Tom Petty CD I made for my principal interview in Raymond thatI had on Wednesday. Feature song: I won't Back Down. I'm now getting excited and prepped for a 35 mile ride into blaring winds.

To spare you all the details of the windy ride except that it sucked, it sucked some more and I had numerous "I give up moments" I did prevail to the teams daily motto: breakfast in Beatrice and simply "I won't Back Down". We made it to Beatrice and had breakfast at Woodee's Diner. YUMMO! I had biscuits and gravy - my all time breakfast favorite - so worth every wind blast, even the ones that almost laid you over on your side.

The ride to Beatrice took 3.5 hours. The ride home: less than 2 hours. I averaged between 25-35mph. We flew, we rode and we had fun!

Another note - bullet points of what I'm got in store for the summer:
  • lose 10lbs
  • e-Bay business
  • tri training
  • de-junk house
  • eat lettuce out of my garden
  • can salsa
  • make jalapeno jelly
  • shop
  • coffee with friends
  • shop
  • wine with friends
  • shop
  • and shop some more