I Am Not Racing RAGNAR (Plus Upcoming Stuff)

06.17.2011 | 11:44 am

Think of it as a blog collaboration of sorts: The Hammer is joining RabidRunner in running as 2/6 of an “Ultra” team in the Wasatch Back version of RAGNAR. Which means that this will be the second week in a row in which The Hammer is doing an endurance relay event.

That, partially, is why she is The Hammer.

I, on the other hand, am not fast enough to be on their team (seriously, that’s why I’m not on it), and am currently trying to decide whether to take my kids to see The Green Lantern or Thor tonight. I welcome your thoughts on this matter.

Anyway, wish The Hammer and her team — Named “Crack the C.O.D,” which sounds like they for some reason want to break open a package that was labeled “Cash On Delivery,” but actually is a direct challenge to another team (Crack o’ Dawners) — good luck. I’m looking forward to hearing the story.

Also, I’m looking forward to sleeping in a bed tonight.

Today, I have a few things to talk about. Or more to the point, I am not going to talk about them, but will instead reveal that I plan to talk about them next week.

Upcoming Stuff Item #1: LiveStrong Challenge

Next week, I’ll be talking about Davis LiveStrong Challenge plans. Also, I will be actually starting to make Davis LiveStrong Challenge plans.

Where did the time go?

Upcoming Stuff Item #2: Get Out Your Garmins

Next week I’m going to reveal a way Team Fatty can do something awesome for World Bicycle Relief, without spending any (or donating, even) money at all.

But you’re gonna need to start tracking your rides / runs / other exercise stuff.

If you’ve got a Garmin, get used to using it on every run / ride.

Upcoming Stuff Item #3: More 100 Miles of Nowhere Reports

I’ve still got a huge backlog of awesome 100 Miles of Nowhere stories that have been sent in. I plan to start publishing these next week. The timing’s good, because I’m in crunch mode at work right now and could use some help with writing this blog.

Upcoming Stuff Item #3: A Little Bit More About My Superfly 100

I’ve had a chance to ride my new Superfly 100 a few times now and have gotten the fit right. I want to spend some time rhapsodizing about this incredible frame, as well as the genius space technology that is the new Shimano XTR. Holy smokes, it’s good stuff.


  1. Comment by KitC | 06.17.2011 | 12:10 pm

    Seriously. The Hammer. Thor. It’s a sign or something.

  2. Comment by John | 06.17.2011 | 1:30 pm

    Stick with the cycling theme, Thor it is…and Natalie Portman is easy on the eyes too.

  3. Comment by skippy | 06.18.2011 | 2:53 am

    Guess it is now YOUR Birthday SO best wishes !

    How come when i offer “Goodies” no one jumps in , but they swarm all over yours !

    Anyone interested in Continental cycle equipment ?

  4. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 06.19.2011 | 9:52 pm

    Sounds like Thor is the overall fan choice. This being Sunday that is probably mute.

    As for the Garmin event that sounds fun. Given we have about 80 Fatties for Davis and they should be peaking their longer rides ’bout now we should rack up serious mileage.

    And as for crunch time st work… They were probably asking if anyone even KNEW where Elden was. Don’t they read your blog?

    Looking forward to all the new reports, laundry can always wait.

  5. Comment by Cookster | 06.20.2011 | 5:59 am

    Yes, I agree in honor of “The Hammer”, Thor is the only logical choice.


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