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Monday, October 09, 2006

This Glass Is Half Full



Yesterday I tuned in eagerly to Eatough's 24 hour worlds campaign to get a last minute feel of what I am about to go through this next weekend.

Unfortunately I was greeted with words like: Eatough's blurred vision (caused by swelling of the brain) and Gordan's (the eventual winner), requiring assistance to "dismount his bike at the finish line, and was then carried away by emergency medical personnel and ultimately taken to a nearby hospital for a dose of fluids and electrolytes". Sweet, which way to registration!



This weekend also featured my last big ride before the showdown, it's all downhill from here. The next couple days will be filled with me making pancakes, cleaning bikes and organizing chamois.... Don't be jealous.



Ranno's unusually exquisite form is kind of scary. He actually went back after the ride to pick this beauty up and just got done making room in his bedroom for it (right next to his purple ab roller).



Talk about a close one, as Ranno and I were climbing away, minding our own business, I heard what I thought was a paper bag blowing accross the street..... That is until I hear Ranno yell "Holy @##%". The rattlesnake had curled up right next to us and Ranno almost ran it over until it struck at his front wheel.... So we turned around and took this sweet picture!

8 Comments:

Anonymous Jordan said...

Hey Nick.
when are you guys doing that moab ride again?? Im super stoked to do it again!
-Jordan

3:36 PM  
Blogger Mom said...

I do NOT like the sounds of Eatough's fate...Hope he recovers well. Twenty-four hour races are crazy.................................................................So are rattlesnakes.......

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Dave Harris said...

Nick - believe me, from what I understand about the pain of childbirth (admittedly little to nothing), racing a 24 solo event is as close as men can come. But, much like the pain of childbirth, the good memories overtake the bad and before you know it you're doing it again...

See you in Moab amigo and best of luck in your first solo adventure.

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Nick, good luck in Moab. I know you'll kill it.
Just got back from worlds and Chris really rode great. Tough competition!
I'll see you out in the desert and will be cheering you on.
Kelly

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Nick, good luck in Moab. I know you'll kill it.
Just got back from worlds and Chris really rode great. The field was tough, to say the least!
I'll be in Moab cheering you on.

Kelly

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Tracy Posner said...

Hey Nick,
You are going to do GREAT! My first 24 hr experience at Chris's race was absolutely amazing. I have a new found respect for everyone who even endeavors a 24hr solo. Good luck and we are all cheering for you!!!

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Tracy Posner said...

Hey Nick,
You are going to do GREAT! My first 24 hr experience at Chris's race was absolutely amazing. I have a new found respect for everyone who even endeavors a 24hr solo. Good luck and we are all cheering for you!!!

6:37 AM  
Blogger Colin Osborn said...

I heard PBR and Kielbasa work great for 24hour solo recovery. Worth a shot.

10:28 PM  

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