Monday, June 25, 2007

BSG - Again








I did the Blood Sweat and Gears bike ride last Sat. Oh man was that hard. This is my 2nd year doing this ride and it was still as hard as last year. The ride is 102 miles and advertises 13,000 feet of climbing. Yes, 13,000 feet. The hardest section is called Snake Mountain, you basically grind up this gap until you get to this crazy section at the top of the climb where the grade is 18-20%.

I made it in one piece and improved from last years time. This year I did it in 6:24, last year it was 6:41. In terms of where I placed. This year I was 284 out of 633 riders and last year it was 369/672.

All in all is was a great day. That is truly God's country up there, so beautiful and green.

Peace,
Rob

Saturday, June 09, 2007

I Escaped!










I completed the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon last Sunday. That race was a blast. I mean it was fun, hard, but still a really fun race. The swim, bike, and run were unlike any race I've ever done. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. I ended up w/ a 2:50 finishing time which was 393th out of about 1545 competitors. I was nervous about that swim, but it ended up being good for me at 37 minutes. There was even a celebrity racing, dude from "The Batchelor" reality show finished. My wife told me everybody went crazy when he came down the finishing chute.


Well here's some pics from the race. Now thats over, I'm going to get real focused on my IMWI training and start logging some SBR hours.


Peace,

Rob