https://youtu.be/LAqZgofkR6o I DID IT! 103.3 Miles through Death Valley, CA! 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 … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀🚴♂️ – I rode 103.3 miles through Death Valley!
https://youtu.be/3-BJXY2QWck A quick update video for #ScottsDeathRide 💀🚴♂️ 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... https://youtu.be/FvwVld4Wm2I Video update of week nine and hitting the wall … [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." https://youtu.be/ozm3ON2X2ro … [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 … [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 … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide – 2 weeks of training in the bag!
I connected with my friend Shaw for a nice ride over the long holiday weekend. I was excited to hear that his journey with physical fitness started with cycling! Check out the video: https://youtu.be/ULKZgbSNqYc … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide – Blame it on cycling