Transplant Athlete
Thursday, March 02, 2006
  Catching Up

I renewed my long dormant USCF license today. Most of my weekends leading up to RAAM are reserved for big mileage so I will be racing the Greenbelt training races when they start up in May. They're held on Wednesdays, so they should fit right into my training schedule, now if I can only find someplace to stash the kids while I'm there :)

There will be one more installment for Bike Sebring event coming up as well as a recap of the 200km Brevet this past weekend. Ed Pavelka showed up and blew us all away with the speed in which he finished. Ed there was a reason you were lonely, you were ahead of the next fastest rider by nearly 2 hours. Way to smoke the field.

My parents are driving down to Virginia with my Grandfather this weekend and it'll be the first time I've seen my mom since the news, so I'll be skipping Saturday's ride. Since they usually leave early on Sundays, I'll make up some mileage on Sunday.

I'd like to send a shout out to Ultra Rob, for his comment in a recent post, he's looking for a few good men/women to help out with his crew. Oh yeah, I need crew members for my RAAM event also...And another shout out to Jill for finishing the Susitna Race. Crazy weather to be riding a bike in...


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I've gone through kidney failure twice. The first time in 2000, my mother donated a kidney; and again in 2008, I'm on dialysis waiting for a breakthrough in immuno-suppression medicines before seeking a new kidney.

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