Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Now it seems that it's probably time to get back on the bike as well. I've been resting my body after the Glacier ride, I may stick with the short rides for a bit, 200k is a nice distance.
Thursday, July 5, 2007
there are a more photos from the OR Randonneurs Glacier 1000K here:
Here's the box score, for full play by play action you'll have to wait a couple days.
Oregon: beautiful, cool, green, wet, home
Washington: gorge ous, calm, hot, wide, hill, hill, hill, hill, hill hell.......
Idaho: 54 mile rails to trail, moose, duck, moose, gnat, cold moose drool.....
Montana: 2 good passes for the log, 90 degrees plus, buffalo burgers, ice, big lake, endless rollers around lake, beautiful destination, glacier melt bath to cool quads.....
I continue to be amazed at the courage and determination of the wide variety of riders who attempt these big rides and I am honored to be in their company. It's not the fastest or best equipped riders who amaze me the most, it is those riders who somehow continue when the deck seems to be stacked against them. You may question the sanity of this sport but you can't challenge the fact that each of these riders who start an event have the courage to begin a journey with no certainty of a happy ending, sounds a little like life.....
Thai Nguyen cruisin' on day 2
Thanks to all the Oregon Randonneurs who supported the ride, thanks to all the riders I had a chance to share the road with, I learned a little BC dialect, met some fine folks, saw some fine parts of the great old USA on this fourth of July vacation.
Thai and Jon chillin' out at the conoco oasis
John Kramer at the top of Thomson Pass
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
How does one train in the last 10 days preceding such an adventure?
today, hang with the hammerheads on the club ride after work, 40ish
tomorrow, rest and watch the beaver baseball team on tv
Thursday, ride with the club again, brisk 30-40, stop sign sprints.
Friday, rest and take in a soccer tourney
I'm thinking more rest and make sure the bike is ready....