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Welcome to my first post!  You have reached me at an extremely exciting portion of my training for this cross-country ride. With only several weeks left, I am past the point where I am constantly wondering when the long hours spent in my basement on the stationary bike will end, and can actually measure the distance to the big day in weeks, and not months. Even the dreary March weather cannot stifle my excitement. 

Today was a good day as far as riding goes, with the weather being as it is I logged two hours this morning, with another hour or so to go this afternoon. Not to worry though, one of my best friends was kind enough to lend me the complete Harry Potter DVD collection, more than enough watchable material to see me through until the weather warms up and I can spend some time out on the open road. 

One of the most critical components of my training that I will most likley reference back to is eating the right food at the right times. I suppose I am the type of guy who really feels it when his stomach is on empty, and with the big day drawing near and time spent on the bik growing more lengthy, I found myself once again having to reformulate what works for me and what doesn't.

The solution is: eat carbs, more carbs, and when I get sick of whole wheat pasta and brown rice, to continue eating carbs. I stumbled upon this little fact after consuming a whole mountain of pasta last night and suddenly, no more headaches, no more frustrating lack of energy. 

That's all I have for you today, tune in tomorrow as the training continues and I start my day with not 1, but 2 bowls of oatmeal in preparation for another three hour ride.

Danielle Rivenbark