Saturday, January 31, 2009

TNT kickoff - 160 days to the Death Ride

We had our TNT kickoff meeting this morning at the UC Berkeley campus. I hadn't been on campus for over a dozen years so I got a bit nostalgic as I hunted down a parking place.

The kickoff meeting was interesting and fun, and I got to meet many of the people on our Death Ride team. I've already forgotten most of their names but I'm sure over the ensuing weeks they will be my New Best Friends. Particularly the SAG drivers.

I received some Special Recognition in our DR team break-out meeting for being the second leading fundraiser so far. That annoyingly overachieving sandbagger Laurie was in first place. Grrr. But I got the cool TNT blinkie light while she picked out a mousepad. What a loser, chosing a mousepad over a blinkie light. I mean, really.

Our first team ride is next Saturday in Novato Mill Valley. Until then I'll be practicing my loud & perky "Go Team!"s.

Heh. TNT should take slogan and sekret handshake hints from Amici Veloci.
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Thursday, January 15, 2009

A lot to learn

No, not me, the president-elect!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The best laid plans (and all that rot)

The New Year started off with Big Plans for me to get in the base miles before TnT training started up in early Feb. I was going to ride at least - at least, mind you! - two mornings a week my usual 10-15 mile loop before work, with commutes to work (30 miles RT) as circumstances allowed, and longer rides on the weekend, building back up to 50 miles or so by the end of the month.

So naturally, on Jan 2nd I came down with the Head Cold from Hell. Smiley from
And I haven't done squat for the last week.

I'm finally over it, sort of. We'll see how decrepit(er) I've become on my ride tomorrow.