Sunday, May 11, 2008

Let the pedaling begin!

Unfortunately, the Garden Art Faire was postponed to the rain day of May 17th -- hope you can make it out next Saturday to check out all of the cool stuff - sculpture, yard art, ceramics, jewelry, handmade rugs and more!

Fortunately, I was able to get out and start my cycling training before the rain began. . . too much. For those that haven't heard, I am planning on diversifying my lazy lifestyle from an occassional running event to some cycling events. I bought a Felt FW40 (roadbike) this winter and have signed up for 3 long rides for the summer. The first is BRAN - Bike Ride Across Nebraska - where we will pedal for four days our beautiful home state. Following that is MS Bike & a few days of the infamous RAGBRAI in Iowa.

My biggest concern is my knees -- everytime I finish a long ride, my knees are terribly sore. Ice and ibuprofin are helping, but I need to figure out a long-term solution to avoid this painful after-effect. We're thinking that I should start with some strength training as I was professionally fit to my bike. Keep your fingers crossed that I am able to solve this problem or I will be miserable on BRAN. And, I don't want to be miserable.


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