For obvious reasons, I could not pass up this photo-op from yesterday’s ride.
Julie and I even matched and this made Heidi sing for some reason.
I will have you know that on today’s ride I saved a life. Well, a dog life.
I was riding on a busy two lane road and saw this tiny dog running alongside the road. He looked like a mini Chihuahua mix. I stopped and tried to get him to come to me, but he was so scared and kept running out into the road. Eventually I just stopped traffic both ways because I like to pretend I am a police officer (I am SORRY if you are going to be late to work, but we have a canine emergency here). Mini dog kept hiding under people’s stopped cars. Finally, I got him to come to me, but he kept snarling and trying to bite me. Someone gave me their work gloves and I was able to pick him up and put him into a car that promised to take him to the humane society. That was my good deed for the year. Now I can go back to being selfish.
It’s obviously another crazy week of cycling over here. Coach has me on the bike every single day for 1-3 hours to make up for the three days I will be gone for the EPIC Relay this weekend. I think she is punishing me. This means my legs should be nice and FRIED before I even start my first leg of the relay.
I haven’t had much time to dissect my legs for the race – but I know they are “moderate” “very hard” and “hard.” I like hard (TWSS). I am not sure I am crazy about very hard. This does promise to be a majorly scenic relay – we start in Canon City (southwest Colorado) and travel northwest for 190 miles up to Crested Butte, Colorado. I think my legs only total about 18 miles.
This is the same team I did a relay with last year, so they are very familiar with my tendency to fart and provide TMI.
Ken and volunteered to handle the food, so I hope people like junk. The good think about buying the food is you buy what YOU really want. In my case that was beef jerky, Tootsie Pops (I love lollipops on road trips), Starbucks Via and those Costco muffins that are the size of a human head. Oh, and WIPES. Lots of those.
That bluish bag lying on the top contains 150 mini candy bars. That is approximately 13.63 per person (there are 11 of us).
See you next week for a fun relay wrap-up!
Have you ever done 24-hour running relay? This will be my third. I did Hood to Coast (2009) and the Wild West Relay (2012).
What’s your favorite road trip food?
What’s the last good deed you did?