What’s up?

Ride for Mike

We are up to $2545 in funds raised for my Ride for Mike fight against cancer ride. The last donation was annonymous for $250! Thank you to whoever it was that did that.

NASCAR

Things ain’t looking good for me on Sunday. I guess that is just as well. I won’t be able to watch the race because I’ll be driving on I-95 (which is about like Daytona). Still, I don’t like the thought of losing two weeks in a row. The gap could close this weekend.

Why is that? Well, with Gordon and Johnson getting put to the rear of the field due to some inappropriate modifications to their cars and my best driver in the group (Kyle Busch) starting in 24th place — things don’t look to good. You might get away with it at a super speedway, but Sonoma? Don’t think so.

At least Gordon named his daughter something normal. Ella Sophia is a very pretty name. Better than what Tiger Woods named his little bundle of joy: Sam Alexis – not Samantha Alexis, just Sam.

Computer problems

Thanks to my wife for letting my use her computer. My Mac’s harddrive bit the dust today. The worse thing is that I am leaving tomorrow to spend the week at my parents. I love them and I can’t wait to go — but they are in the sticks! I mean there isn’t much at all there and my cell phone is on constant roaming. I’ll have to pack in all the technical stuff I’ll need. I’ve ordered a new harddrive and will have it delivered there.

Cycling

I’ll be taking my bike with me. It will be a big change to go from the hills of Greenville to the flats of the swamps of southeastern North Carolina. I’m also having my new cycling computer to my parent’s house. I should be able to do some max heart rate testing there where I can do some good sustained rides.

I’ll say though, I have a ways to go. Today, I did the same 35 mile ride that I did on Thursday. Paris Mountain is still kicking my posterior. Part of it is because I can’t get into the last three rings of my rear cassette without my chain slipping. I either slip and lose momentum or I have to go harder and wear myself down. I just can’t seem to make progress.

Well, that is what is up. Not sure I’ll give many updates over the next week. I can get a dialup (about 21 kbs), but it can be a real pain.

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About Jonathan Pait

Jonathan started riding mountain bikes in the early 1990s. After discovering the ride can start at the end of his driveway, he moved to the road in 2006. Little did he know that first pedal stroke would lead him on an adventure that has become much larger than the bicycle.