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Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

My friend Darren from Adidas called – they’re shipping a pair of adidstar supernova lights to me to race IM-Florida with.  SWEEEEET!

My brother Brent has officially taken the cake as far as crazy, genius, inventors go,….today he sent me a shot of his new PICK-UP TRUCK BIKE!!!!  check it out.

Pimped out Rhoades Car
 I had real good positive feedback while riding today — my heart rate looks to drop fast in response to easier efforts.  To maintain my desired HR today, felt like I was smokin’ and putting in decent force to the pedals.

Good stuff.


Funny story,…at my expense

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Had a great time watching the Hawaii Ironman pan out today.  I found it very exciting.

Since I can laugh at myself with all the stupid things I do, I figured why not post a case in point example.  My current cycling buddy JH posted this story about a recent ride together on his blog: 

sC stopped to refill his water bottle at the gas station, then we rode out the regular 1-2hr route into the mountains and back, and stopped at the gas station again for another quick pit stop.  sC goes to the same tap to refill his bottle again but is warned by the attendant that there’s a boil order on and points to the big sign above the tap that clearly says so.  sC proceeds to freak out a bit realizing that he’s downed 1litre of contaminated water in a short period of time….jokingly I mention that I lived with a guy who spent a couple years teaching in russia who once told me that the reason russians drink so much vodka is because of the large amounts of bacteria in their drinking water, sC thinks it’s a reasonable solution and convinces himself immediately that booze is the only thing that will save him and marches into the nearby liquor store (in bike shoes and spandex from head-to-toe) and buys a half-mick of smirnoff…not wanting to waste anymore training time he cracks the stopper and guns the equivalent of 3 or 4 shots straight, straps his bucket back on and heads back on the highway for the remaining 3.5hrs of our workout…..I kept an eye on him for the first 30mins or so but he look’d to have everything under control, he admitted afterwards that he was ‘feeling the burn’ a little.