Monday, March 1, 2010

Exciting News

I just signed up for the RAMROD race today. I entered the lottery, anyway. There's about a 50/50 chance I get in, so cross your fingers for me. It's going to be the crown jewel in my cycling season (assuming I do well): 154 miles with over 10,000 feet of climbing. It's going to be absolutely ridiculous. I can't wait - again, please pray that I become eligible to ride via the lottery.

On an optimistic note, if I don't get in this year I still have STP (202 miles with just under 2,000 feet of climbing), which I am committed to doing in one day. Shoot for the stars, land on the moon.

I'm starting to feel better on the board again (my back is maybe 75% tops, but at this point it's only affecting my ability to spin - my ollie and fast twitch turns are back to normal), and back to progressing every day. One new trick a day - that's the dogma. With so many features to play with here in CB, it's not hard. Front lip to fakie on an up box, anyone?

Today is March 1. I had to lay in bed for 5 minutes just to grasp that fully. I have 5 weeks left in CB before the adventure continues. That's Marty McFly "heavy".

Speaking of the adventure continuing, below is the first draft if my 2010 calendar. I'm pretty excited about it. If you have any thoughts, ideas, comments, criticisms, etc. please email me at

April - Nov 2010


April 4 Closing Day in CB

April 5 Start getting ready to leave/leave for Summit Co.

April 5ish to May 1ish Ride and train at A-Basin and Copper

* progressive snowboarding

* train for cycling season

* Get SERIOUS work done on NPO for fall, recruit riders

* Get a job at a gym(s) in Seattle

April 30ish Leave for Seattle

* take your time - do some cycling, sightseeing (SLC, Boise, Oregon)

* look into places of interest online

May 2ish Arrive in Seattle

*** May 8-15 changes if you're flying directly to Miami ***

If so, you can stay in Miami past the 16th and fly directly back to Seattle

May 6 Fly to DC

May 8 Go to Norfolk, visit everyone

May 11/12 Meet with Mom & Dad and drive to Miami

May 14 John's Graduation

May 15/16 Leave Miami for DC

May 18 Arrive in DC

May 20ish Leave for Seattle in the Suburban, if you haven't gotten it yet, hopefully with your brother

May 21-26 (Depending on driving/flying) Arrive back in Seattle

*** Spend your summer training, playing music, working on NPO/Bike Tour, organizing Tahoe Winter ***

*** Study for, register for, and earn you AFAA Personal Training Certification ***

May 24/31ish Start work at new job in Seattle

May 30 SkitoSea Race at Mt. Baker. Epic.

June 12 Flying Wheels Century ride in Seattle

July 17 STP Ride from Seattle

July 29 RAMROD (Race Around Mount Ranier In One Day)

August 13/14 RSVP Ride from Seattle

August 16ish Fly from Seattle to Japan to visit Mom and Dad

August 17- September 7ish Enjoy Japan with Mom and Dad (and hopefully John)


* Finish up work on NPO/Bike Tour

* Finish up organization for Tahoe Winter

September 13 Leave for start of Commuter Cycling Awareness West Coast Bike Tour

October 13ish Arrive at end of Bike Tour in Los Angeles

October 13-15ish Enjoy Los Angeles

October 15ish Return to Seattle via plane, train, automobile

November 1ish Leave Seattle for Tahoe

... and let the winter begin.

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