1) What about that forecast, huh??? The Accuweather 15 day forecast, worthless for our climate but nonetheless encouraging, shows 8 straight days of 50+ beginning next Tuesday and Saturday and Sunday now look good, although some wind.
2) A friend loaned me a mountain bike and I rode with this person on Tuesday on a grassy, somewhat muddy course. Wow, was that difficult and can't imagine some of you doing 100 mile rides on this type of bike. It was like pedaling up a long but not steep route for an hour on a road bike. Then I ran 6 miles and my weight is finally starting to go down. I am somewhere south of 300 pounds but hope to be at 140 or somewhere north of that by the time I arrive in CA for the training camp.
2) I received this message and if you have a set of wheels you want to sell, send me a comment and I will hook you up:
One of the guys I work with is getting into Triathlons this year and
he’s looking for a pair of deep dish wheels (50-60 mm deep). Can you
put an update on your BLOG asking if anyone interested in selling a
pair of deep dish wheels. I recall Todd Lee…oops I mean Grand Poobah
was selling a Masi bike some time back and I think a set of Spinergy
wheels. With all the top riders reading your Blog I thought it would
be a good place to put some feelers out to see if there is any
3) Regarding Mark C's weigh-in, last week Mark did an 18 mile trail run and upon returning home, the scale read, "164.7" which would put him under the 165 goal and a winning bet with Steve O. Steve was visably nervous on Sunday as he described this and what was his plan for weighing Mark on Thursday, March 1, the official weigh-in day. Should Mark get under 165, Steve will be forced to accompany Mark as he rides to his parent's home in PA, a 180+ mile ride over brutal hills. The blog has set up a video cam to catch the weigh-in on Thursday and will report the results asap.