I had hoped to ride the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic last year but didn’t do it. I didn’t train enough and it filled up before I felt I was ready. I’ve been talking for a few weeks now about wanting to ride in the Iron Horse, and decided I’d better get serious and sign up for it. I’m definitely not ready right now, but have a few months to get in shape. I even talked Chris into riding.
Last week I started training for it. The weather had been really nice for a while so I got to ride about 60 miles on the road and then when a storm came in last weekend I rode about 20 miles at the gym. There’s a good 15 mile, mostly flat loop I can do on my lunch break, and an 11 mile out and back ride with some climbing I can fit into my lunch break as well. My plan is to ride about 100 miles a week for a while and then some longer rides on the weekends as we get closer.
The Iron Horse is a 50 mile ride/race from Durango to Silverton with abotu 5700ft of climbing over 2 10,000ft passes. It happens on May 29th, so I have about 95 days to get in shape.
Well, I’m late posting this weekly summary, but I figured I’d go for it anyways.
Foxconn Workers Don’t Get Mad, They Get Even (By Burning Their Factory Down)
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Radiolab Product Safety Announcement – I thought this was funny. I loved to listen to Radiolab while driving, maybe that isn’t the best thing to do.
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Verizon and Skype make sweet music together with new mobile app – I was sort of excited for this, until I read that they’re not going to allow for domestic Skype-Out calls and that it won’t work at all over 3G.
I snapped this picture at The Abbey Theater.
I wonder who shoveled this? And if that free Daily paper is that much better than the other two in there.