I'm sure I could be so much more productive if I could dictate my blog posts via speech to text.......and then I'll try to do something simple like speech to text a comment on a friends facebook status, and this posts:
it being a seamless hack allows you to ride in urine I just don't see the problem.
Instead of this:
if being a shameless hack allows you to ride endurance I just don't see the problem
Right. Me thinketh I'll continue to blog the old fashion way.
It's funny how far away a Saturday ride seems the Wednesday before. Until I realize that I'm gluing boots on Thursday, and leaving for the ride and vetting in on Friday. Which leaves Wednesday as the LAST day for me to do any last minute shopping and packing and stressing.
Wednesday afternoon I realized that while I have plenty of Vitalytes (the elytes that I put into my water bottles) and S caps (elyte "capsules" that I swallow like a pill every hour), I need more Cytomax (a different kind of elyte that sometimes I need periodically). AND after reviewing my camp far west ride story, realized I want some Honey Zinger elyte chews to take with me in my saddle bags.
==> The only place to reliably get cytomax and honey zingers in this area is REI. Which is kinda (but not really) on my way home.
OK. I can handle that.
And then based on an email on the new100milers yahoo list I remembered that I can often get pizza down at rides when I can't get anything else down and so let's put on the list to pick up a "perfect" pizza from papa murphy's tonight to cook on Thursday. Pretty sure I can do that on my way home from the stable tonight....
AND I need to find good sandpaper for the glue boot prep......
And now I'm reminded how much I HATE GLUING ON BOOTS. HATE HATE HATE. But it's my penance for ignoring Farley's feet over the winter time and even though she's sound barefoot, she doesn't have the best biomechanics right now. And I do not want to stress about the strap ons on my first 50 in 2 years in boggy conditions. So glueons it is. And my life is going to suck for the 40-45 minutes MINIMUM that it's going to take me. And I lose much of Thursday. Ugh.
OK - let's review the list
Oh yeah..... and I need feeding syringes for elytes....and caps for the syringes......
And what about that short little fun trail ride I wanted to have with Tess and Farley this afternoon?
I think I just officially reached my maximum "things that need to be done before the ride".
Time for gin and tonic. Or just the gin.
PS - 6 oz of spackle easily fit into my squeeze bottles. 6oz of spackle + 1 c. of applesauce (in a second squeeze bottle) + vitalytes + 1-2 packages of honey zingers = 4 hours = ~25 miles. So the goal will be to have all the spackle, applesauce, and honey zingers consumed within that 4 hours, and then do a refill. :) I do so much better with goals - so if I know I have to consume a certain amount within a certain time than I'm much better about doing so!
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