Dad passed away about a month and a half ago. I've been struggling to write this ever since. Many of you knew dad, at least in a way, but probably didn't realize it. I'll talk more about that soon. He was 70 and fighting liver disease. He responded well to treatment for a while. But after a few bumps in the road, he didn't bounce back the way anyone hoped, and his quality of … [Read more...] about He was the best I could ask for
Death Valley veterans said the weather this year was the best they’d ever seen. Moderate temperatures. Not much wind. We even had cloud cover for a while. If there was any day to ride Death Valley, this was it. And even on the best day ever to ride Death Valley, it was still so hard. I thought about quitting many times. But I kept thinking about all those evening and … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀🚴♂️ – I rode 103.3 miles through Death Valley!
The BIG RIDE is coming up NEXT WEEKEND already! That happened fast! I continued to struggle with mechanical problems which put me into a serious rut for my training. It has been hard to climb back out, but a great 80-mile (!!) training ride last weekend was just what I needed. I feel ready! … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀🚴♂️ – weeks 13-15 – In a RUT!
Have you ever wanted a chance to win some awesome cycling gear for an unbelievable price? If so, you’ll want to get in on this fundraising raffle for over $400 of gear! Drawing is MONDAY, so act fast! … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide – Raffle for sweet cycling gear!
After hitting "The Wall" a few weeks ago, I've been trying to conquer that long 50-mile weekend ride ever since. I've been plagued by problems with spokes and spikes. Three broken back spokes and a flat front tire from a spikey plant-pod called a goat head – all in the span of a couple of weeks. It's been very frustrating! But don't worry! Diabetes has trained me well to … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀🚴♂️ – weeks 10-12 spokes and spikes
Lot's of work travel and conferences put me behind schedule. And while hitting "The Wall" or "bonking" is something I heard of from other endurance athletes, I hadn't experienced it personally – until week number nine... … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀🚴♂️ – week 9 brought me The Wall
Weeks 4 & 5 are behind me and they were full of SO MANY lessons. I've come to embrace the phrase, "character building." … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀🚴♂️ – weeks 4 & 5 taught me some lessons
You might be wondering how I got myself into this mess... 100 miles in Death Valley? What am I thinking? I ask myself the same thing every day. Many times. Erik put together a video that does a pretty good job of telling the story. Check it out below. I'll be back soon with another training update – I have some new experiences to share that you won't want to miss! … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀 🚴♂️ – how it all started
I joined a group from JDRF San Diego for a great group training ride this morning to finish off my third week of training for #ScottsDeathRide (100 miles in Death Valley this October with @erikdouds for JDRF - learn more and support us at https://diabadass.com/death-valley). I finished the week with 79.08 miles in the books (plus a handful of fun basketball sessions), and I’m … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide – Week 3 wrap up
I finished week 2 of my training schedule on Saturday and I'm feeling good! I can tell that I'm getting stronger, and I can tell that my body is changing. How? Because I'm hungry and tired! Good reminders to focus on my sleep and nutrition – both important parts of building my base. I talk about these things, and a few more, in this quick video. Check it out: … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide – 2 weeks of training in the bag!