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Tour De Cure

So after 73 miles of bike riding and 2 flats later, I finally completed my first long ride. Thanks for everyone that supported the Diabetes Association and the cause. Also thanks for all those that donated!!!! Thank you for helping me make my goal!!!!

So how do I feel? a bit tired, but good. I am disappointed at the two flats that I got but it’s ok .. at least I finished without too much trouble. Oh and I reached my top speed today… 41 mph going down hill!!!! amazing!!! So onward for more training toward STP.

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Bike to Work Day 2011

So today is bike to work day. I’ve been fighting this cough for a week now, and this is the first time returning on my bike since my fall. The ride to downtown was great almost all down hill going in. The day was beautiful and the ride was great. The only problem was that today was also the day that I had to teach a class in the Seattle office, so I had to bring my laptop and also some demo gear as a visual aid for my class. So my little backpack was packed and heavy. As I stated, getting to work was great, however, on my return trip, I discovered something. I got my 4th flat this year!!!! Yeah… just before I was leaving the garage I notice the my bike sounds a little funny, I was thinking … oh no not again!!!!

And yes… another flat.. the back tire this time. Luckily, I just bought 3 tubes this week. but then I noticed I don’t have my pump with me… yikes!!!

Luckily, my best buds Colin and Brian are around, they came down to the garage with a small pump and helped me out. After about 15 minutes, got a new tube, pumped up and I was on my way.

4th one of the year!!! what’s going on this year….
so tomorrow will be my first 70 miler with Tour de Cure!!!!

Wish me luck!!!! oh and also if you feel like donating to help the fight against diabetes click here!!!

The beginning of my cycling adventure

I never ran a marathon before, I’ve never biked over 50 miles before, but recently I decided to take a chance and signed up for STP with my two best friends. STP for those that don’t know is a bike ride from Seattle to Portland (http://shop.cascade.org/content/events/stp), hence the name STP. The ride to Portland is around 202 miles. The plan right now is to do it in two days. Day 1 will be approximately 120 miles and around 80 miles the second day. With that said, I am starting to train and I find that I am so out of shape. So today is my 3rd ride to work this year. The weather is still cold, but it suppose to turn around. However, it still seems a little gray. I think it will get better this afternoon.

So also as part of my training, I will be signing up for the Tour de Cure. I haven’t decided how much I will ride yet but stay tuned.

So many things have been going on lately after I got married, I haven’t really had time to make much updates, but I do miss posting on my blog and BTW my blog is almost 9 years old!!! Can you believe it!!! The next couple of weekends will be pretty exciting so I will hopefully post some more and keep this blog alive.