Thursday, April 30, 2009

Course Description... what?!!

Maybe it is a good idea to read the FULL DESCRIPTION of a race course BEFORE you sign up…lol!!

This weekend Scott and I are riding in the Issaqueena's Last Ride event with some friends to benefit the Foothills Alliance Sexual Trauma Center.

Issaqueena’s Ride
Course Description: Issaqueena’s Last Ride is a challenging, mountain ride. The century features a cumulative elevation gain of about 8500 feet highlighted by the climb toward Whitewater Falls and Wigington Overlook. The metric is shorter but includes the major climb. The 35 mile is hilly but does not go into the mountains. Please know your strength and do not over-reach.

I have signed up for the metric distance (62 miles). What the freak.... I thought by selecting the metric distance that I would avoid the nastiest climb. Too late to turn back now! :))


Last weekend we rode in the Meals for Wheels event and I am thrilled to say that Team Harper raised more than $14,000 to feed inbound residence.


It was an honor to be a part of this team and event. Just another reason why I feel so led to be a part of the 2009 Challenge to Conquer Cancer.
So wish me luck as I grind the gears this weekend. Oh... did I mention that the forecast is calling for some possible rain??
Robin

16 comments:

Marlene said...

Holy, that is a huge climb!! I bet the views will be worth it. Take some pics for us! Good luck and have fun!

Runner Mom said...

You are awesome!Loved the group picture--not quite Team Dirty Feet--y'all are very clean!

Hugs!
Susan

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Oops...

Shannon said...

Did you hear that?.....Ouch, it was my hamstrings after THAT ride! LOL......

BTW, your a cutie with that jersey on, I want to put you on top of sundae. :)

Marcy said...

Pppffffttt what's that elevation to you? Nothing baby ;-)

Melanie said...

LMAO, that's putting it bluntly eh? You'll have a nice view, enjoy! :)

ShirleyPerly said...

Hee! I think we might both have Alzheimer's :-)

Patrick said...

WOW!!! Good luck with that climb-- You'll be fine and most importantly have a great time!

Wes said...

Just think, its 8500 feet of down hill too :-) have fun!!

Rachel said...

Good luck! You'll do great. I love signing up for things I don't think I can do (like the Santa Cruz Mtns challenge--11,000 feet/100 miles--GULP!)

Grey Beard said...

It's a daunting, but doable climb, with 2,000ft in 10 miles ~ 3.8% average grade. If it comes late in the ride pacing yourself will be crucial though. A "shallow" :D ... 10 mile climb is all about expectations management.

You can do it, and what a great accomplishment it will be! I hope you can spare another 8oz for a camera. Love it if you could share that Overlook view. ;-)

Best of luck. I'll be rooting hard for the both of you!

J~Mom said...

Good luck this weekend!! I am excited to hear more about your upcoming adventure!! What an amazing thing you are doing!

RunBubbaRun said...

Yeah, I think we anything has the word "Mountain" on it, I would be a little scared myself. You will do great, just jug along and you will get to the end.

Lily on the Road said...

Congrat's....

Have a GREAT weekend. Ride hard, ride strong ; )

Stephanie said...

Kill it, Girl!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryan said...

I know exactly how you feel. I signed up for Ironman Utah without seeing the profile...how stoopid of me. There is over 6000 feet of climbing on the bike and 2500 running. Fast fingers are not always a good thing!