- 5/25/2006 Jeff and I met on Wednesday and talked about my plans through September and we decided to take the 200k in Durango off my schedule. The Grande Loop is expected to be very, very difficult not only because of the amount of climbing, but also because of the extreme altitudes. So I'll take a bit more time to recover between that and Son of Death Ride. After finishing this year's 600k in under 27 hours and my Arizona record in under 20 hours, I've also decided to try to solo RAAM qualify at the Colorado Last Chance 1200k, riding the 750 miles in under 65 hours. Should be interesting to see how I do. After Last Chance I'll decide what my goals are for the rest of the year. No one really seemed interested in that BLOG/Forum section, so I also removed the link. If people are interested in it, send me an email and I'll re-add it...
- 4/2/2006 Danielle was sick yesterday and Annette went to a book fair, so I was stuck at home all day. So I started seeing what I could do with the website and added some forums and a blog area. Not sure that I'll keep them, but it was something to keep me busy! I have plenty of space, so if you want your own blog, let me know and I'll set it up. Click on the forums link in the menu to see the new pages. And send me some feedback. I haven't posted anything in the forums or blog area yet, I just got them configured.
- 3/26/2006 I decided to take El Tour de Phoenix off of my schedule. The first 30-35 miles or so have a slight descent or are flat, so the pack stays together all the way to the climb up Shea. Last year it got pretty crazy in that group and I decided not to take a risk by riding in that kind of race this close to my bigger endurance events. I'll replace it with my Florence Century training route.
- 3/18/2006 It appears that some spam robots found my guest page and started populating it with inappropriate links, so I've deleted that page. People seem to prefer to use the "Feedback" page anyway...
- 2/12/2006 I appear to have run out of capacity on the "free" space provided by my ISP, so I've moved the website to a new hosting service. The new service supports Frontpage extensions, so you'll notice a new hit counter on some pages and I've added a guest book and a feedback form.
- My schedule is pretty well defined now. I'm still head to Boston for Microsoft TechEd, but we don't leave until Sunday, which means I can do the Ride Around the Bear!
- All of the rides prior to my AZ record attempt will be base miles. Jeff wants me to do some shorter more intense rides and to do lots of base miles to prepare for the attempt.
- I took the Triple Bypass off my schedule. I've heard it's a fun ride, but with a lot of riders and some stretches of very narrow roads/paths. RMCC is hosting a 300k Brevet the day before and you know how much I like brevets! Why do 120 miles when you can do 198 miles of the route dubbed as "mile for mile, the toughest route in the RMCC schedule!"
- Annette has decided to go to the National PTA Convention in June, which means I can't ride in the Cascade 1200 :-( Boston-Montreal-Boston doesn't work out for my schedule in August, so I decided to do the Son of Death Ride (132 miles w/ 19k+ feet of climbing! Ouch!) and I'll do the Colorado Last Chance in September.
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