Archive for March, 2007

The Ride of Love Video

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Today was suppose to be a rest day, but since Taylor had ball practice yesterday and not today, I decided to make yesterday a rest day and ride again today. Another solid training ride, although dark came a little sooner then expected! I rode 20.21 miles today in just under 1 hour, 25 minutes. I would have rode further but I didn’t want to risk it in the low light conditions, so I had Kim and the boys come pick me up at Taylor’s “big” school. Details of today’s ride can be found by clicking here.

 More later!!!

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Well, today has finally come. Today starts official training for the ride of love. I don’t think I had a bad start today. I rode 21 miles today in just under 1 hour, 26 minutes. Not bad, but plenty of room for improvement. Details of the ride can be found here: CLICK HERE.

 More training updates later…

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I rode 35 miles today, and I must say I’m very tired. Overall it was a very flat ride with the exception of one pretty good climb that got me a couple of times. I hope this gets easier. I was hoping for warm weather, but now I’m wondering how much the weather will also affect my riding. It gets HOT on that bike with the sun beaming down. It’s getting closer and closer to Ride Time. Details of the ride today can be found by clicking this link.

Here are some ride statistics from todays training ride:

Summary Data
Total Time (h:m:s) 2:52:12 4:56 pace
Moving Time (h:m:s) 2:50:02 4:56 pace
Distance (mi ) 34.44
Moving Speed (mph) 12.2 avg. 60.3 max.
Elevation Gain (ft) +3,123 / -2,717

More later!

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I’ve had a lot of people ask me, why in the world would anyone want to ride 152 miles? My response, why not? If these children can endure countless surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, transplants, bone marrows, needle sticks, etc, why can’t we give them something to enjoy in the midst of all that treatment? That is what Camp Sam is all about. Giving these children a somewhat normal life during a terrible time in their lives. I would ride a thousand miles if I had to, but not all in one day!

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I’m a little surprised at how long it took to ride 28 miles, but I guess the climbs had a little bit to do with the overall time. It took me 2 hours 40 minutes to complete the ride. It was challeging, but when it was over, I felt like I could have rode another 30 with no problems. To see my ride details, you can visit: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/invitation/email/accept.mb?senderPk.pkValue=100289&unitSystemPkValue=2&episodePk.pkValue=2177117 to take a look at the complete ride.

 I’m in LOVE with my new seat. It’s a huge improvement over the one that was on the bike and made a huge difference. I can’t wait to tackle my first century ride, which I plan to do later on this month. Everything is building up to the big ride in May!!!

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I’m getting ready in a few minutes to take a 30 mile ride around Pine Mountain Georgia. The weather should be good today.

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