Sunday, April 29, 2012

Trans Iowa 8

I'll Start with the end :

Some were outside of Hedrick, IA  I decided to quit punishing myself and pull the plug.  The Overall day, weather, Hills and lack of training all caught up with me.  I realized that I couldn't make the 9:30 cut off at the 3rd checkpoint.  I had been avg 9.2 and need to pick up to 11.3 for the next 6 hours to make it.  I hadn't bonked yet but was really hurting.  There was no way.  So it was the wise choice to take the ride from Deb than to have Anna drive all the way to no were at 10pm to pick he up from the checkpoint.  

I learned one thing yesterday:  NOT DOING THIS AGAIN.  Good race but way, way too hard for me!  I'm now going to work on my speed a little and do some shorter events.  Thanks To Guitar Ted for a great race.

PreRace Meeting 

Craig stole a white flag, I said this could be the most expensive DNF ever as some one diggs up the gas line that this flag was marking and it explodes.

Friday, April 27, 2012


Nof said
Almost ready. Carbo loading (not beer) and drinking sports drink. 16 hours to the starting line. Good times :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2 days

With the hardest race I've ever signed up for coming up in 2 days, I might be a little nervous.  Am I  ready, should I have trained a LOT more?  More so now that I checked the weather 5 days out. Why did I look at the weather?  Seriously?  So the only thing that changes is I'm bringing a TON of cold weather gear to the hotel at least.  Final dress will be determined at the meeting friday night.

Most important nutrition is ready : 75% liquid diet 50-75 grams of carbs per hour, some granola bars and maybe a couple caseys donuts if I need it.  I've started eating extra food too.

I'll be posting on here during the event (hopefully).

Monday, April 23, 2012

Trans Iowa

The first weather forcast are in for the weekend....almonzo 2011 anyone?  But its still 5 days off.

Need a new rain coat.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

SMS TEST. Six days to TI8 I will be sending sms updates via txt to blogger (hopefully) during the event.

Monday, April 16, 2012

11 Days

As the final days click by, I'm confident that my training was good enough....ya
I have almost all my gear together.
Bike needs light work still, fresh stans, new chain
I'm going to get new shoes also... not sure on Bontrager, or Pearl izumi, Or just suck it up and get Sidi's?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Trans Iowa ... 13 days

I had a dream the other night that It was suppose to be 90 degrees the 28th of april, but when I got up at 3am to get ready there was 4 inches of snow on the ground.  I however must have known that already because when I got on my bike it was my Pugsley.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fools Ride

210 miles, 19.5 Hours, 11 B-Roads, 3 refuel stops, Goods Times!

There is a lot more to come on this...but with my schedule and the fact that my phone had a mishap on this ride ( I do most of my blogging from my phone) I haven't even got pics uploaded yet.  So more in the next week.  Craig still has the pictures of us under the Missouri sign, so maybe next week I'll have some more info otherwise Craig's blog is up dated read HERE.

Pictures later....