Sunday, October 19, 2008

Riding in Memphis.

Did one of my first rides since late summer today just to see how I am going into winter, where I'll be stuck on the stationary for too long. Managed thirty-five miles without too much trouble. Took a while before my legs started turning over the gears like they should, but all should be well, and I'll get a few more rides in before I head back to Iowa for the winter to set in. I should be floating close to fifty miles by the time I'm ready to go back to school. I'm going to start keeping tally of interesting things on my rides, and as I go through training at least to make this all more interesting:

4 dogs who try to attack my bike
1 energy bar consumed
1.5 bottles of some energy drink consumed
0 fellow bicyclists encountered

And now it's back to studying for that pesky Physics GRE...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

First short post

So, this blog's just going to serve as an intermediary between my training and whatnot for the Bike and Build and leading up to the ride and through it. I have a few links on the right there. If you want to sponsor me by donating to Bike and Build, you can click the "Donate" link on the right and then on the drop-down menu of riders that comes up, just select, "Nicholas Hill", from the list. I will go ahead and say I greatly appreciate it, and that Bike and Build is a 501c(3) non-profit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible up to the amount allowed by law.

In the coming week, while I'm on fall break and practicing the art of procrastination by not studying for my general and physics GRE tests coming up, I'll flesh this blog out a little more and tell how my riding is doing as I'll surely do a few rides while I'm home. I'm not expecting to hold up to the 70 mile days in the mountains I was doing this summer in Montana, but I should manage tolerably enough. Take care.