A Viking in the Family?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2006 in Uncategorized | No Comments


The rain and snow didn’t show. There were clouds but no wetness. The temps were almost as warm as yesterday, so I enjoyed a 90 minute recovery spin. The KTR is less than 6 weeks away. For whatever reason, whenever I get within 6 weeks of a big event, I start to feel that “it’s go time” feeling. The next 4 weeks will be important prep time for the 142 mile epic. I am still tinkering with different ideas as far as water, gear, lighting, pacing and goals. I wonder if I can carry enough water to get to the Westwater ranger station? With my Wingnut I can carry 100oz plus 4 bottles. Add 2 more bottles to the bike and that adds up to a lot of fluids. Hmm… things to think about. Speaking of Wingnut, stay tuned this week for my review of the Hyper 2.5 hydration pack. The 2.5 carrys a lot of water, in a light, compact design. I’ll divulge all my feelings and impressions later on.

That’s it for now. Be sure and check out the recently linked blog of Utah fast man Bart Gillespie.



  1. Dicky
    April 5, 2006

    That’s pretty sweet helmet. I hate to admit it, but I bought a 1.5L Nalgene lumbar pack from Trashbar. It was only $20 so I thought I would give it a whirl. I figure I could fill it at the start of most of the hundies I’m doing and drink mostly from a quickly refillable H2O bottle. Gonna try it out his weekend.

  2. Endurosnob
    April 6, 2006

    Classic Pic!!!

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