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As you can see, the warrior board was quite an ordeal to create. A lot of arguing went into its design, but we did manage to score the perfect poster board. Its purpose is to determine the most warrior-like cyclist, a competition between Chris and I while we train in Arizona this winter. Right now I’m in the lead with a week and a half of training counted (this week hasn’t been updated yet since there are still three more days to go).
Here’s how the Warrior Board works:
10 points are awarded to the warrior with the most kilometers ridden for the week.
100 will be awarded to the warrior for the GC competition after 12.5 weeks are up.
You cannot adjust your riding schedule to win Warrior Points, ie. ride a flat day to get more kilometers when you should be doing a hill day, or riding longer when you should be resting.
Recovery weeks will not be included in the Warrior Competition (every fourth week).
Warrior Rest Competition:
-2 points will be awarded to each warrior who doesn’t have his lights out by 10:31PM
+1 point will be awarded to a warrior for waking the other warrior up if he sleeps 15 minutes past the designated wake up time of 8:30. (So 8:45).
There are two other areas of competition, which haven’t been filled out yet. These will included other feats not related to cycling. So far we’ve thought of shooting my friend, TJ’s, gun out in the desert, and having a cook-off. We have room for about 10 other competitions if you have any ideas.
Here’s the cook-off competition. We need judges to determine who made the best breakfast this morning. Me:
3 eggs, 3 pieces of bacon, a lot of mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, toast, and hot sauce.
3 eggs, 1 and a half Bob’s Red Mill 7-grain pancakes (I had the other half), 3 pieces of bacon, butter, maples syrup.
We need you to judge. We’ll have a total of five dishes over the next week that I’ll post here for you to judge. The overall winner of this competition gets 7 points.
And here’s something ridiculous. The quantity of food we seem to be hoarding here at the house. Just in case there’s another Y2K or something. This is what 5,000-6,000 calories a day every day looks like.
Pineapples were a buck a piece at the store.
Keep in mind that we do live with the guy who owns the house, so some of the food isn’t ours, like 5%.
Beet soup. Looks the same going in as coming out.