Archive for March, 2010

March 29th, 2010 - 6:30 pm § in Uncategorized

Event Update

Just wanted to update everyone on developmenets from today.  The River (95.9 FM) was at the venue today and established our video streaming which will go live on the River’s website on or about the Friday just prior to the event starting on Sunday, the 11th.  Special thanks to Greg Iteen and[...]

March 28th, 2010 - 8:25 pm § in George Thoughts

Sunday, the 28th

Two weeks from this eve, we will begin the journey that many of us have shared thoughts of over the past several months.  But this evening I was fortunate enough to have attended the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Bobby Bachar, aka Rockwell, who many of you know as the guy who has trained [...][...]

March 25th, 2010 - 6:45 pm § in George Thoughts

A Final Appeal

Below is a letter that I’m in the process of posting to the RGR site and disttibuting via email.   With my taper period now down to just over 2 weeks, I wanted to memorialize my final thoughts on a couple issues and an appeal for support both in volunteers and with fundraising.   I hope [...]

March 21st, 2010 - 7:09 pm § in Event Happenings, Training Notes

Results of Taper Ride a New WR

Greetings!  The long rides are now done!  With some sentimentality yesterday, I drew to a close a very significant chapter in my training for the 30o hour ride in April.  The Taper Ride was a mere 14 hour ride that started at 4am to 6pm on Saturday.    The stats were as follows:  AHR 90;  AR[...]

March 18th, 2010 - 6:22 pm § in Training Notes

The Tapering Ride

The tapering ride will be my last real long ride before the April event and it will be a mere 12-15 hour non-stop ride this weekend, starting at 4am Sat and going until I”m done,  probably around 6pm or so…Official Taper Ride.  I like to have fun with this ride,  nice and easy w/some[...]

March 16th, 2010 - 11:28 am § in George Thoughts

My Rest Day

Well, Monday was indeed a day of rest and recovery from the recent 40, which so many of you all have commented on and shared w/me your thoughts on the success of the whole thing and I really appreciate the kind words and comments.   I spent part of the day on Monday and Todday at the [...][...]

March 14th, 2010 - 7:40 pm § in Uncategorized

Results of 40 Hour Ride (Final)

The 40 hour ride stated promptly at 6PM on Friday, March 12th and was completed with tremendous success.  This was the last in the series of bi-weekly long rides I’ve endured since September.  The ride resulted in a new personal best for me riding  24 hours non-stop before taking my first break[...]

March 13th, 2010 - 8:18 pm § in Training Notes

40 hour ride update: First Break…a new personal best…24 straight hours!

24 straight hours…on a spin bike…without a break ( my butt hurts just thinking about it)!  This is a new personal best for George.  He surged past hour 20, 21, 22 and 23 to complete 24 hours on the spin bike.   After 24 hours on the bike George took a 24 minute break to [...][...]

March 13th, 2010 - 2:48 pm § in Training Notes

40 Hour ride update: Hour 20.

George is feeling really good and has decided to delay his break!  He will now be taking it hour by hour so let’s see how long he can go! George had a great night and experienced NO wall at all.  This is outstanding news from a training perspective.  This means all the hard work and [...][...]

March 13th, 2010 - 12:43 am § in Training Notes

40 Hour Ride Update: The ride has started!

George has started the 40 hour ride off with a bang.  We had lots of folks come out to start the ride off and cheer George on.   We especially want to thank Clyde Shields, Casi Mattox,  and Dee Hakala for bringing out Big Brothers Big Sisters and their Little Brother and Little Sister Matches [..[...]