Monday, April 18, 2011

de Ronde, pdx. 2011

There isn't much to say about it, and I don't have any photos.

Let's just round up and call it 8000' of climbing in a little less than 50 miles.

The Colnago is perfectly suited for a pleasurable day in hell.

We busted in a new team member. That makes me happy.

I simply can't carry enough food to fuel me. I took in probably 3000 calories, and still couldn't stave off an horrific bonk in the last 5 miles. I got all disoriented, went down too far, and had to re-climb a long, brutal section to get back to the turn I missed.

SeanBobs wife was at the top with a picnic spread. Soft cheese, bread, fruit, and beer.

The longest 5 hours on the bike I've ever spent.

Best part of the day:

A double Red Bull and whiskey shots in front of a Plaid Pantry. The clerk laughing at us so hard. Video of this exists and I will post it here when it surfaces.

I hope the sun is shining wherever you are. Today is going to be a good one.


  1. Good man.

    I don't even have pixs of my trip to a brew pub, but my partner in crime thinks he may have figured the flip phone in time.

    Be well and happy.

  2. I hear you about lacking the food intake. I also missed a turn late but luckily it was one of the last turns and it was right up by Council Crest Road. When I got home I slept about 2+ hours in my bike clothes. Was still a little delirious when I woke up. Can't wait till next year.