Wednesday, May 17, 2006

just because

sunappe road race sold-out. epic ride time! on backroads it's 130miles from our house to jenn's sister's place in campton, nh. while jenn has dropped me en route a few times, i've never attempted the full trek. am fired-up to give it a go. with the merrimack river way over flood stage - and the anticipated route crossing it twice (and through a cpl towns whose main streets are covered by 4 to 5' of water), things could get pretty interesting (aka, a lot longer than 130miles). plan for the day is to leave early, carry lots of baby-food (andy's word for Perpetuem), tools (definitely an extra tire), and if it's gonna be a long one, might as well continue working-on the fueling plan. Sustained Energy and Perpetuem keep making me naseous, but dish-out the smoothest energy and power. need to figure-out the perfect mix of baby-food and other foods. ALL sugars are out (if it ends in "-ose" it's out, including the beloved Luna bars - cliff bars are for suckers!). Roll w/a plain bagel, hammer bars, some hammer goo (but not too much), maybe a cpl bananas, just enough to get me through, hopefully all on my person - set-up a plan i can roll with at the Mohican (minus needing to fill-up the camelback once). then when i get to campton, there's a little b-day thing for my bro-in-law, great excuse to get shitty. can't beat that. ride all day, lots of beers that night.

nathan sent me a link to a short movie on last yr's 3rd place finisher at 24hrs of Dalton (chris gagnon). some real cool shots in there, only 7-8mins long. has me all fired-up to do a two-four! guess the pain from last yr has finally faded from memory (first thing i said after was, "never again!").


At 5/17/2006 10:51 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Sounds like our weekend plans are similar. I'm hoping to get 75-100 in on Sat. Probably done in a 2 loops.

Have you tried adding Hammer Gel to the perpetuem? You can alter the flavor of it a little. Any of the fruit flavors work well.

In smooth paste form is good too. I also used a SUPER hig dossage in a bottle too. These seem to be working. More testing needed.


At 5/18/2006 12:07 AM, Blogger Andy said...

just for the record my name for perpetuem is baby puke ;)

At 5/18/2006 8:18 AM, Blogger raceday productions said...

Thanks Jeff for adding to the drama in my film Time Lapse as being "The Threat" who passed Gagnon at some unknown point at Dalton.

-Jeff Udell

At 5/18/2006 10:42 AM, Blogger rick said...

sounds like it'll be a fun day in the saddle.

At 5/18/2006 3:45 PM, Blogger Andy said...

I know when that "unknown point" was...3 am. Jen and I watched the weirdness unfold.

At 5/18/2006 4:03 PM, Blogger jeff said...

baby-puke, that's it. sorry for misrepresentin' - i knew it was worse than baby-food!

Jason, thanks for the Hammer advice, i'll give it a try. been putting some HEED in the S.E., but it doesn't add enough flavor, goo could be the answer.

that dalton race was a trip (if only they all could go according to plan like that!). the longer ago it was, the more "fun" it seemed. funny how that works. ouch! my back just acted up while typing this. i guess it didn't forget!


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