In Austin

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Yesterday I did the 700 mile drive to Austin from Topeka. It was pretty uneventful. I’ve done it a ton of times. The key is the correct timing. Hitting Oklahoma City, Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin at the appropriate times makes for a much shorter duration. I thought I was off yesterday, getting to Austin at a little after 6, but it turned out fine.

I didn’t ride at all yesterday. That is only the 2nd day off I’ve taken in February. I slept 10 1/2 hours last night. I like getting big sleep. I was feeling pretty worked the last couple days, so maybe the day off and the sleep will get me back to a level I’m alright with.

I’m going over to the MTB course today and pre-ride. It is 40 miles away. First, I’m going to go for a couple hour road ride so I don’t get to the course all stiff and out-of-sorts. The course used to be on a ranch that owned, near Dripping Springs. I think it is not there anymore. I’ve ridden my road bike out there, on my way to Johnson City, but have never been by the MTB race course. I haven’t ridden off-road since the Berryman Epic last fall, so I’m sure to be pretty rusty.

Okay, I should get my bikes out of the car and check them out. Still supposed to be 80 here on Saturday. Wish they would downgrade that temperature some. But, back in Topeka, the high is forecast to be 9 for Sunday’s race. I’m not sure which is worse/better.

Adam Mill's Think FInance Team was here already.  They brought their trailer and van down for the two weekends.

Adam Mill’s Think FInance Team was here already. They brought there trailer and van down for the two weekends.

So, we ended up with a blow up bed in the exercise room, which is fine.

So, we ended up with a blow up bed in the exercise room, which is fine.

Ann was a big LAF supporter.  I'm not sure if sleeping under this is a good thing or not.

Ann was a big LAF supporter. I’m not sure if sleeping under this is a good thing or not.

The Think guys headed out for a 5 hour ride this morning.  They made a Skatch Lab receipe of sticky rice things to carry with them.

The Think guys headed out for a 5 hour ride this morning. They made a Skatch Lab receipe of sticky rice things to carry with them.

The wrapped them in foil and stuffed them into their jersey pockets.   I don't have enough energy to do that nowadays.

The wrapped them in foil and stuffed them into their jersey pockets. I don’t have enough energy to do that nowadays.

4 thoughts on “In Austin

  1. Sami Z

    That’s how we used to do it in Belgium, except it was Butter & Meat , Butter & Cheese or Jelly sandwiches…. Yum Enjoy Austin

     
  2. Bryan

    I don’t care about opinions of Lance, but Livestrong has done a lot of good for a lot of people. I get a little miffed when people ask me why I still wear a Livestrong bracelet after what Lance did. I don’t wear it to honor him, but to honor cancer survivors, those still fighting, and the Livestrong foundation in general.

     
  3. Oldster

    Lance who?

    I put Allen Lim in the same boat as a snake oil salesman, or Chris Carmichael – your choice as there isn’t much difference. You should deck yourself out like you’re going to a bike rodeo in Portland, OR and just have a great ol’ time

     

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