Monday, March 22, 2010

Double-Century Day




This day has been in planning for a long time, the most important variable being the weather.  It had to be just perfect.  Not too hot, not too cold, not raining, and, relatively speaking, no wind.  It's here, the perfect day, and it's even my husband's day off!


At approximately 4:30 this morning, Pants Armstrong started a 200-mile ride on his bike (spell that b-i-c-y-c-l-e).  The ride consists of three big loops right here locally, so that he can stop in Sal's Kitchen at strategic points for food, fresh batteries (for lights), and a shower.  He is now 42 miles into the ride, and so far he has consumed:

2 waffles with syrup
2 bowls of rice pudding
3 fried eggs
2 pieces of toast
and 2 glasses of milk

It might be more... I wasn't up at 4:30 to witness his first breakfast.  He took more food with him for the next leg, a 66-mile ride up and over the hill and back, across the dam, down the Nevada side, across the river again, and back home.

He'll be home for a shower, then we girls, his support team, will supply him with a lunch to eat on the road,  then we'll take him and his bike to the truck brake check point on the highway on the NV side, from whence  he will embark on the second century.  He will be equipped with lots of cookies and Clif bars to keep him going.

We expect him home around 8 pm, barring any flat tires.

And we'll keep you posted.


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