Firstly, I am really touched and honoured by my supporters. I have barely requested any money (yet); I have just let people know what I am doing and the response has been fantastic. As of today, $1,740 has been raised. I'm determined to raise a lot more and I'm sure that won't be a terribly difficult task.
Last Saturday, I increased my distance on Beach Road and managed to ride to Mordialloc and back home, a 47 km ride. So I'm about half way to one day's riding without following the next day with another 100 kms. So, I'm a quarter of the way to my target.
Thankfully, my knees didn't hurt so much after this ride like they did the previous week. Either I pedalled faster with less force as I'm supposed to do, or, the Voltaren worked!
Today I bought a heart rate monitor to help me with my training and to meet my geeky need for a new gadget. So with that and my iPhone, I'll be recording not only my rides but the training on the stationary bike at home during the week.
I'm also waiting on a great iPhone mount to attach my phone to my bike while I'm cycling... the Quad Lock, which I backed on Kickstarter. See http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rob-chris/quad-lock-iphone-case-mounting-system
I just found out that the guys from Quad Lock will be participating on the Ride to Conquer Cancer and I'm looking forward to meeting them.
My next training challenge will be to improve my diet and get more sleep!
by Bruce Arthur on Tue, May 01, 2012 @ 7:20 AM