Friday, November 16, 2012


So this year we wussed out again.  I am not ashamed to say it.  Instead of the planned 180 miles in two days, we merely rode 90ish miles in one day.

Excuse #1: Eddy had a medical issue that prevented us from training to tha max, so we planned to take it a little easy.

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[Yep.  We ride a tendem bike and occasionally wear matching jerseys.  We're cool like that]

Excuse #2: Also, the changed the route this year. Instead of 60 miles the first day you ride 90 miles. Unfortunately, they added all 30 miles to the route before lunch. So actually, we did sag in the last 10 or so miles to lunch.

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[P.S. That's totally the Gulf in the background.]

Excuse #3: Eddy was real dehydrated. See how he couldn't even apply sunscreen properly?!

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Excuse #4: About 8 miles from the first day finish (8 miles, people!) our chain broke!

We are actually really glad that we planned to sit out the second day because it's not like the support techs just hang around all day with extra chains for tandem bikes.

Excuse #5: Nicci loves pools. Instead of waking up at 5 am the next day to ride another 90ish miles we did this.

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Pools > Bikes.


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