Thursday, June 21, 2007

Packed and Ready to Roll

Today:
Run 7 miles
Bike 3 miles (commute)

Yesterday:
Mt. Bike 7 miles
Run 5 miles

Just some easy taper down stuff the last couple days. Very busy with packing for the weekend and working a lot. I've finally got our bikes all overhauled and ready to roll and everything packed. Gotta work a few hours in the morning and then off to Canada for The 24 Hours of Light. Can't wait to be out riding. Should have a brief race report up Sunday night or Monday.

In GDR news (for those few of you who are not following every update online): things have gone dramatically downhill over the past day for fellow Alaskan Pete Basinger. First there was a wrong turn that cost him an hour or two, then a construction zone incident that set him back 4 or 5 hours and then later in the day he got sick and hasn't covered any ground since. Before all this happened he was about 45 minutes out of the lead and now he's probably a full day or more behind. Sounds as though he plans to continue once he's feeling better. His chances of catching the race leader are now quite slim but it's going to be interesting to see if he can pull it back together and continue on to the finish after all he's gone through in the past 36 hours. It's not as if Pete were only riding this race in hopes of winning and breaking the course record, but this was certainly something he was gunning for and now he has to try to continue on knowing that neither of these things have hardly any chance of still happening. If it were me I'm not certain I'd be able to push on after all this. Then again Pete is 10 times the cyclist that I am so he might just be able to get back out there once he's feeling healthy and continue onto Mexico. Go Pete Go. Sure am rooting for you now more than ever.

6 comments:

Mallie said...

Best of luck, Geoff. I'll be thinking about you as I do repeat 4 mile loops on the roadie.

WynnMan said...

Good luck this weekend Geoff! you'll be mustard! keep those legs churning!

Wynnman

Dave Byers said...

Have a great race in Canada! Looking forward to hearing about it when you return.

Danielle said...

Good Luck Geoff! You, Jill and I will all be doing 24 hour races this weekend in Canada....just on opposite sides!

Anonymous said...

Geoff,

My family and I are taking a cruise and will be in Juneau on Saturday July 14th from 9am to 11pm. Was wondering if you are interested in a long (2,3,or more hour) run on some of Juneau's trails as I am unfamiliar with them. If you're not able could you please give me some pointers on the best trails. I keep reading about moose and bears. Is this a real issue? Any help would be great.

thanks

John Smithson
trailrunner4643@yahoo.com

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