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Old 07-10-2013, 02:24 PM   #29806
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Got out for a short terrible ride yesterday. I'd started off into the hot wind hoping riding would improve my foul mood.

It did but only slightly.

I took a shortened ride so I'd have time to mess with some home projects, and did actually advance the one in a good way.

I'd pushed as hard as I could manage during almost all of the ride, but did stay just short of painful. I arrived home tired and soaked in sweat. No cramping. I'd hydrated well enough I guess. I did not stop for water at the park it was that short a ride.


One thing I took from this ride was that I am fine with my progress so far. I am looking forward to the weekend and longer rides. I may slow myself down a bit in order to ride farther and longer. And begin sandwiching hill training during the late afternoon rides during the week. Maybe even get back to taking pictures again.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:54 PM   #29807
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Here we go. 7.5 months of training comes down to one day, this coming Saturday. Friday early, we pack up our stuff and head up to Minden, NV to get ready to roll at 5am on Saturday for Death Ride.

Here's the elevation profile, which is basically 4 Cat2 climbs and one Cat3 climb:



The course is through some amazing scenery. When we were training up on Ebbets, I had a waterfall across a valley to watch for a while, an alpine lake and some spectacular forests. On Carson, I rode right past Hope Valley and on up to the summit. I hear the sunrise on the east side of Monitor is spectacular. I'm really looking forward to completing this ride, but equally excited about getting a good, close look at a good chunk of the Sierras.

Here's the course. Tina's going to meet me at the top of Carson at about 4 or 5; I'm figuring 12 hours of ride time. Interestingly, my trainer is going to be in Tahoe for Tough Mudder and she's been talking to Tina about joining her at the finish. I can't thank both of them enough. Tina's been amazing for this. She's supported me wholeheartedly, has been really good about making sure the house is well stocked with food, I get my training in and I'm doing the things I need to do to prepare.

My trainer has been equally helpful. Usually, she gets out of shape guys that want to lose the 100 pounds they've put on, so she was pretty stoked to work with someone pursuing an athletic goal. I know she talked about me at the gym because I'd be pedaling or something and one of the trainers would walk over and start talking to me about DR. Pretty funny.



Even though this has been a somewhat selfish goal, underlying the entire thing has been my efforts to raise money for blood cancer research. I've ridden centuries and, for the last couple months, have been riding one every Saturday, but this training has really helped me understand what chemo must be like. There have been times, when I've been on ridiculously long and steep climbs (Sierra Road, Fort Ross Road, Rancheria, El Toyonal) that I can't focus on anything but getting to the top. My vision is a tunnel, focused on my heart rate count on the GPS, 5 feet in front of me and an occasional glance up the hill. When I'm down there, feeling sorry for myself and wishin it would just stop, I'd pull out a mental picture of Tina in chemo and if I didn't break out in tears on the spot, it'd harden my resolve and get me up and over.

It's not often we have those opportunities anymore; those moments when we look deep inside ourselves and see what we're made of and really press ourselves to see what we can accomplish. This entire year has presented me with those opportunities over and over again and while it's been hard, I'm immensely grateful to have had that experience.

Here we go. Screw Cancer. Ride Bikes. Tina's still here and so am I. I will conquer Death Ride just like she conquered Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:17 PM   #29808
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Here we go. 7.5 months of training comes down to one day, this coming Saturday. Friday early, we pack up our stuff and head up to Minden, NV to get ready to roll at 5am on Saturday for Death Ride.

Here we go. Screw Cancer. Ride Bikes. Tina's still here and so am I. I will conquer Death Ride just like she conquered Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

You got this.

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Old 07-10-2013, 04:45 PM   #29809
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Here we go. Screw Cancer. Ride Bikes. Tina's still here and so am I. I will conquer Death Ride just like she conquered Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

This sums it up perfectly. You've trained for it, you're ready for it... now go crush it and have fun!
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:15 PM   #29810
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:46 PM   #29811
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Give it hell, and kick some butt kbasa!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:32 PM   #29812
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So. On. It.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:49 PM   #29813
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:54 PM   #29814
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:53 AM   #29815
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Supplements??

Ok give up the secret stuff you use or your favorite

I want brand names and why you like it

Hydration, protiens, carbs etc

I use nitric oxcides when i go to the gym occasionally
but thats about it, now i'm starting to cycle i need the low down

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Old 07-11-2013, 04:49 AM   #29816
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Ok give up the secret stuff you use or your favorite
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:06 AM   #29817
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:08 AM   #29818
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Kids stuff... Bell's two-hearted ale FTW!
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:29 AM   #29819
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:31 AM   #29820
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This.

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