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Packed and Ready to Roll

Posted Jan 27 2009 8:12pm
Today:
Run 7 miles
Bike 3 miles (commute)

Yesterday:
Mt. Bike 7 miles
Run 5 miles

Just some easy taper down stuff the last couple days. Very busy with packing for the weekend and working a lot. I've finally got our bikes all overhauled and ready to roll and everything packed. Gotta work a few hours in the morning and then off to Canada for The 24 Hours of Light. Can't wait to be out riding. Should have a brief race report up Sunday night or Monday.

In GDR news (for those few of you who are not following every update online): things have gone dramatically downhill over the past day for fellow Alaskan Pete Basinger. First there was a wrong turn that cost him an hour or two, then a construction zone incident that set him back 4 or 5 hours and then later in the day he got sick and hasn't covered any ground since. Before all this happened he was about 45 minutes out of the lead and now he's probably a full day or more behind. Sounds as though he plans to continue once he's feeling better. His chances of catching the race leader are now quite slim but it's going to be interesting to see if he can pull it back together and continue on to the finish after all he's gone through in the past 36 hours. It's not as if Pete were only riding this race in hopes of winning and breaking the course record, but this was certainly something he was gunning for and now he has to try to continue on knowing that neither of these things have hardly any chance of still happening. If it were me I'm not certain I'd be able to push on after all this. Then again Pete is 10 times the cyclist that I am so he might just be able to get back out there once he's feeling healthy and continue onto Mexico. Go Pete Go. Sure am rooting for you now more than ever.
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