Thursday, June 23, 2011

Three things Thursday- Speaking of....

1. Had some work done on my bike this week. I just wanted to have it looked over before I get any closer to the HIM. Some issue with the brakes, possibly a result of the issue I had during the metric century. It appears to have caused the break cable to be just on the edge of breaking and boy am I glad that’s fixed. With some of the rides I have coming up the last thing I want to do is end up without a back break. Lucky for me I have “a bike guy” who’s previous (and now side job) is “fixing what’s fun between your legs” So if you need "a bike guy" in the Denver area let me know. I would be happy to pass on his name.


2. Speaking of rides coming up.... the plan for this weekend is to ride the Boulder Peak course with Kathleen and see just what I’m up against with Old Stage hill. I’ve heard many things about this “hill” and none of them make me any less worried. It comes approximately 6 miles into the bike course, and climbs about 600’ over about 2/3’s of a mile at a 15% grade. I’ve heard there are people standing along the sides cheering, or waiting for you to fall over... I’m not sure which. I’ve also heard that many people end up walking this “hill” during the race. Coming down the other side, because of the danger they have imposed a 35mph speed limit. And sadly a man was killed on this descent just last week.


3. Speaking of the HIM....45 DAYS!!! OMG! A MONTH AND A ½!!!!! 6 ½ WEEKS!!!!

10 comments:

She said I need a goal said...

You are going to kill the HIM!! I am glad you got your bike checked out. No brakes = scary!!

Karen said...

45 days, what??? That is almost any minute now :) You will be awesome!

Matthew Smith said...

You're HIM is going to be awesome! That ride sounds insane, both up and down. Good luck!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Check your bike quickly before you leave. Friend had her bike checked out before her century. She had no back brakes the entire ride, because they did something wrong and she didn't check until the ride started.

Steph Bachman said...

Good idea to have your bike checked! I will forward the bike guru's name to my sister. : )

You are going to do awesome!

JohnP said...

Exciting! It comes so fast, HIM already! Yay!

Jill said...

I'm telling you girl, one day I'm going to crash bad coming DOWN those monster hills - and it's not going to be pretty. Scares the crap otu of me. Glad you got your bike all checked out. Which reminds me, I still haven't called that guy at the bike shop who took my jacket. Opps.

That hill has nothing on your...you've done Lookout Mountain and kicked it's butt!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

- I need a bike guy, even though I know my bike, sometimes I dont want to deal with it and have someone else do it.

- I have a new rule this year, on descents I will only go up to 35mph, then I feather the brakes, I want to live to ride again

Aimee said...

I think it's great that you're doing the Peak course. I wish I would have ridden it at least once before I did it in the race! You and Kathleen will be fine!!!

Shelby said...

Woohoo Half IM coming up! Good luck =)