Just getting the last of the packing and bike cleaning done before hitting the road to Albion Hills. Yep, racing in the 24 Hours of Summer Solstice Mountain Bike Race this weekend. Cool. This will be my first 24 hour event and my first mountain bike race in a long time. Should be a fun time.
I’m racing with the KingsBridge corporate team – a solid group of guys who I’m sure will keep the weekend very festive and interesting. Ya, we’re not there to break any “speed” records though, I’m sure there might be a few battles to see who on the team can lay down the fastest lap time….
Of course I leave the bike cleaning as the last thing to do on my list. Hence my early morning of 5 a.m. so I have time to squeeze in some writing, blog reading, emailing, and bike cleaning…. Nothing like leaving the most important to the last minute (guess some things never change…).
Looking forward to seeing a bunch of my Toronto-area friends and just hanging out with a bunch of like-minded people. I’m sort of assuming the atmosphere will be very similar to that of a cyclo-cross race – a group of people who like bikes, fresh air, hanging out, going fast, and just having a good time.
I’m on a recovery week right now so not much to tell you about in the training department. Just some easy and smooth 90 minute rides to keep the legs loose and give them a chance to recovery. My wrist is slowly getting better. Problem is that it is hard to rest my wrist – especially when I spend a lot of time on the keyboard….
So in an effort to naturally help me get out of this ulcerative colitis flare and to stay in remission, I’ve ordered two books: Breaking the Vicious Cycle and the Paleo Diet for Athletes. The first book is about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet – a diet that has helped many people suffering from Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis get healthy. This diet eliminates all starches and grains from the diet – so really reducing the carbohydrate intake – not the best for an athlete. Hence the Paleo Diet for Athletes – this diet has some similar elements to the SCD diet and has recipes and advice that help athletes to get adequate nutrition. Many thanks to Kat for the tip!
Massive thanks to Ken H. for the donation to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada! We’ve now surpassed the $1,000 mark and have raised $1, 135! This is incredible. Thanks so much for your generous support.
Alright, time to go clean my bike…. Unfortunately it won’t clean itself. Have a great week/weekend. I’m hoping to have Internet access so I can post about the riding and racing. If not – hold tight until Monday when I’ll hit you with an update of the weekend action.