Sunday, July 16, 2006

Attack of the killer bees

How is it that I managed to get stung by a bee twice this weekend? Once during yesterday's ride and once today. Both arms are swollen and irritated...grr. On the bright side, I did have a lot of good riding time this weekend on the SS. I am ready for the 6 hour, the 24 is another story. I just got my SS Wobble-naughted and while I like it much better, we found out that my frame is too big for me. We set it up the best we could under the constraints since that was the only choice unless I get a smaller frame. I think it's the angle of the Jones H-bars that is hurting my hands - the outside of my palm and ring and pinky fingers hurt after a few hours on the trail--I must get this figured out before the 24 hours of 9 mile in two weeks! I think I am going play around with the angle of the H-bars this week and hopefully it solves the issue.

The 12 hours of Dauset race is next weekend and I feel ready. I will only be racing 6 hours, though, as a trial run for the 24 hour the weekend after. I'll experiment with my new nutritional strategy as well as getting at least one race on the SS before 9 mile.

4 Comments:

Blogger Danielle said...

when are you and Eddie going to WI? We'll be arriving late on Thursday, so it would be fun if we could pre-ride together Friday morning. E-Mail me where you are staying too!

I can't believe that it's already time for Nationals....yikes.

10:55 AM  
Blogger namrita o'dea said...

hey, it's still TBD. he is waiting for some help from one of his sponsors, and hasn't heard yet. that will really help the cost of the trip and if it doesn't come through, i won't be able to make the trip...money is tight around here this year with me being in school, new business (no corporate job) and a wedding. fingers are crossed! i want to race!

11:38 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

You have to go!!!

I'm crossing all of my fingers...AND MY TOES!

11:46 AM  
Blogger namrita o'dea said...

i know. the worst part is...i am supposed to race a 6 hour this weekend, in prep for the 24 hour. but if i don't do the 24 hour, i would race the 12 hour this weekend. i just want to know!! the suspense is killing me. i know eddie is going nuts too. i'll let you know asap. i have a good feeling that we'll both be there.

12:06 PM  

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