Monday, February 27, 2006

It's here

Unfortunately, with mid-terms this week I can't ride it until Friday. Hopefully this week's good weather holds out for the weekend. I've got to thank Eddie and CliffordBRD for building such a beautiful bike!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Razorback, Recover-Ease, etc.

I don't have time to give a full report...but wanted to update quickly.

Razorback was a good race season primer for me. I decided to try some things differently from last year, and I was happy with the outcome. I ended up 6th in the 12 hour Solo Female category, which was fine since the whole point of the event was to get me geared up for race season. I'm ready! Eddie had to take it "easy" as he had been off the bike for a month with tendonitis. He ended up 8th out of 80 in the 6 hour solo race. Awesome. A BIG THANK YOU to Richard Walker and Mr. and Mrs. O'Dea for supporting this one!!

I'm finally convinced that the Recover-Ease works. I've been using it as directed for the last several weeks, and I knew that the 12 hour race would be the true test. Well the race was on Saturday. I sat in the car all day Sunday, and didn't have time to do a recovery spin on Monday. I've been taking 8 caps a day of the Recover-Ease since the race, and I finally rode on Tuesday...with NO heavy legs. Normally, my legs would feel like junk on Tuesday, especially not having done any active recovery spinning. The stuff WORKS. I'm totally excited about it. Eddie and I will have samples of the Recover-Ease at this Saturday's Sorella Gear Swap, so stop on by and grab a bunch to see the results for yourself. If you happen to order online, please use my referral code "RE021". Using the code will also enter you in monthly prize drawings.

More later!

Oh, Check the new Sorella Cycling kits! Pic taken by Robert Hernandez at the Croom 50 in FL.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

It's about that time again...

...I haven't raced since last September but, finally, I'll be joining the solo riders at the 12 Hours of Razorback this coming weekend. It should be fun, though it is hard to come up with realistic goals for a race when it is not yet race season for me. But it will be a good chance to practice new things for when race season hits. So, it will be a practice race :)

Other is going very well. I got a 100% on my first Microbiology exam. I had my first Physiology exam yesterday, so hopefully the results are good!

I started using Recover-Ease a few weeks ago. From what I can tell so far, I've noticed that after a hard training ride my legs aren't as heavy (lead-like feeling) as I remember they have been in the past. I'm using it every day this week, and will be using it everyday after the race this weekend. I think I'll see some real results from the product after the hard 12 hours I'll be putting in on Saturday.

The Unit 2-9 is still not complete. The poor twins are still sitting in the Mango Bike Shop waiting for Avid brake line.

Brighter news, my DEAN Duke 29er is moving forward. There has been a lot of discussion on these particular frames. This is what mine will look like:

I think the design looks great and I can't wait to have it. I saw a Large Duke 29er in FL a couple weeks ago, and it was beautiful. John at DEAN has been great to work with, I'm sure the frame will turn out perfectly.

Happy Valentines Day!
Update on 12/Razorback to come next week.