March 20, 2008

Cohutta 100 ticket for sale

It's not happening for me this year. The 100 mile race is sold out, so here's your chance if you want in. I'm asking what I paid for it ($140) plus any transfer fees to the promoter. Send an email to if you're interested.

Friday edit: The Extreme Tomato will be taking my place at the Cohutta 100. Looks like he'll be an honorary Team Green Tomato for a day.

March 12, 2008


I hadn't touched a bike since unloading them off the roof after the Hospice race. I had to take my car to my mechanic yesterday. I always take the bike when I drop off the car. Even though it was on the road, in the city at rush hour, as soon as I started pedaling I felt like a kid again. Wind through my helmet, caressing my head and putting sweet music into my ears. Heartrate rising, sweat starting to form. Cars in a hurry to get me out of their way meant nothing. I was turning the cranks and I was transported to Nirvana.

I took the long way home. I think I'll do it again tomorrow.

March 06, 2008


This would be my report on the Hopsice 100K. I got 4th and gave it what I had to give to an XC-style race 2 weeks after a 12 hour. Once again, I loved the course and the race. Markham Park is fun.

Monday we got up for work and Lauren (my wife) doubled over with the worst headache of her life. A brain aneurysm ruptured behind her forehead. She spent the day in surgery and is now in ICU. Luckily it was mild and I know she will make a full recovery. 3 days later, she's doing great, improving daily. The next few days are critical, then she will be able to begin recovery.

It's going to be a long road and I am going to be with her for every bit of it, doing what I can to bring her back to her old healthy self.

Y'all have fun at the NUE.