Category Archives: Events

Team Redeem Rides Again!

There are some things in life that come easy and there are some you have to work for and yearn for and keep after.  I am partially through realizing a dream that has taken quite some time but the icing … Continue reading

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The Blog Thing

My but it’s been a while.  Many things have happened and many have not.  My ass, for example, is at least as big as it ever was if not a twee bigger.  I was not diligent about doing my rehab exercises, did … Continue reading

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Rumble Eve

It’s 7:00 PM the night before my big race and I’m ready to rumble.  Like everyone who endeavors  to traverse 140.6 miles all in a row broken up into a 2.4 miles swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a … Continue reading

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Last  weekend when my friend Harold and I rode from Stinson Beach to Marshall and back we encountered a group of people riding with California Bicycling Adventures.   I looked at this one guy’s pannier bedecked bike and noticed he had … Continue reading

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Monday Monday – It’s All About the Win/Win

I had such a fantastic weekend that I’m not sure I can convey its greatness.  I had the opportunity to do things that made me feel strong and capable and to see things I’d done make others feel strong and … Continue reading

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Sharkfest 2009 – aka Suckfest

This year was the 17th annual Sharkfest swim from Alcatraz.  For me it was the 3rd annual.  I signed up for it immediately when registration went on-line last Sept or Oct because I just couldn’t wait to do it again!  … Continue reading

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Vineman 2009 – A Little Visit to Hell

Every race is a learning experience and this one was no exception.  On Friday night we went to the pre-race talk with the Pros and heard Joanna Zeiger (among others) speak.  The MC talked about how she had had one … Continue reading

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Quick Stuff

I guess this is the Thursday edition of Hump Day Miscellany. Things I love 1).  A great day in the wine country going on a bike ride with Juls, Runner Susan and her lovely husband The Chef. We had such … Continue reading

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The Relay – We Should Have Left the Cranky Pants in the Van

It all started months ago when a guy in my race club announced an interest in getting some teams together to run The Relay – a 200 mile relay race that starts in Calistoga and ends in Davenport.  It used … Continue reading

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70.3 Championships on NBC Sunday at 4:30 EST

And that is your friendly reminder, people.  Don’t miss it! Especially don’t miss it if you are in the Kona lottery because they will scroll the names of the chosen across the bottom of the screen while this airs.   … Continue reading

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