SUNDAY BIKE RIDE WITH THE VERTICAL SWIMMER
Star Date: Week 17
Hello Born Again Virgins for the umpteen times,
Ironman Vietnam is now over. Due to the lack of port a-johns in Gtown, the organizer of the event had to make some last minute adjustments to the run course. Fortunately for us, the Apple Store was exactly 13.1 meters from T2. iPhone, iPod, iMac? Pss, iPeed right outside of Steve Jobs' place of business. It's ok though. We all know that Mac users are nothing but a bunch of socialists anyway. Get a hair cut and shower for more than once a week you hippy freaks!
Special shoutout to Josh Glazer, Carlos Vegh, and Courtney Fulton for protecting my flank and keeping me company during the ride. Special thanks to Josh for pulling for the last 25 miles or so.
TEACHING AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS
From the file of you can teach an old dog new tricks. I learned from Ironman Vietnam what a liberating experience it is to do an Iron distance bike ride without having to pee on your bike. It has open my eyes to a world that I had never experienced before. I'm seriously considering using that methodology during my next IM. I will need a few more practice rides before I can confidently put that into my race plan.
I'm now officially tapering for my race. In honor of this, I've written the below original poem dedicated to my tapering.
"I've been alone with you inside my mind
And in my dreams I've kissed your lips a thousand times
I sometimes see you pass outside my door
TAPER ... Hellooo, is it me you're looking for?
let me start by saying, I LOVE YOU"
Damn! That's some good shit that I just wrote during billable hours.
60 Miles Travilah
R Wisconsin (0.0)
L Resevoir Rd (@~0.5)
R MacArthur Blvd (@~2.1)
R Falls Rd (@~12.6)
L River Rd (@~14.7)
R Travilah Rd (@~19.8)
turn slight R to stay on Travilah at Turkey Foot intersection (@~22)
L Darnestown Rd (Rte 28) (@~25.2)
L Seneca Rd (Rte 112) (@~30.8)
becomes River Rd (@~33.6)
stay on River Rd. until the Partnership Rd intersection (@35)
River Rd (112)
R on 190 to stay on River Rd (@~36.5)
R Falls Rd (@~44.5)
L MacArthur Blvd (@~46.5)
L Resevoir Rd (@~57.9)
R Wisconsin (@~58.6)
Home base @59.44
SILVER SPRING EXPRESS TRAIN
The Silver Spring Express Train will be back to its normal 6:25 AM departure. It's only a sixty miler this week. This means that I will have more time on my hands to scare the living shit out of some squirrel.
iPeed ... 'nough said.