Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Eleven Days Until Death

Announcement: It is on, tonight at Issaqueena and tomorrow at Dupont. 5:30 both days and Corn Mill Shoal's lot tomorrow.

So the first race of the year is quickly approaching. It should probably be called a “survival festival” more than a race. Considering only half the teams registered last year actually finished.

The only expectation I have for this Survival Festival, Adventure Race, Death March, call it as you like, is to finish with enough of my faculties in tact, so that I can lift a beer to my lips at the post race festivities. If I don’t accomplish this goal, could one of you please pour one in my mouth? I would greatly appreciate it.

So in my quest, I have put some pretty long days in leading up to now. At this point, there isn’t much more you can do in the way of “training.” To put it philosophically “What is, is and what was, was.”

So I put in a couple extra miles yesterday at Paris. I started off nice and slow hoping to ramp up to the rides today and tomorrow but I felt strong in the end yesterday which was nice.

PMBAR will be the first big test to see if I can nourish myself properly during a race this year. This always seems to be a tough spot for me but I have to figure it out before my big races this year.

I really hadn’t though much about the PMBAR before writing this and I think I will keep it that way until 11 days from now.

Did you know there is a team attempting this thing on fully ridged fixed bikes this year? Not only are they racing fixies, but they are their own creations. That’s right they roll there own. Yah, they are a little cuckoo for cocoa puffs but I wish them fixie speed.

Thanks to BradOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO for the nice pictures. This is the way we roll:

1 comment:

The Goat said...

I'll try to be in for the Dupont Ride at the Shoals tomorrow. Thinking big ride this weekend. Last chance to ride Black before the Death March or Chris is talking the Bent Creek to N mills and back route. Either way 40-50..