Motor, motor, anyone gotta motor? At a little less than four weeks ’til race day, go revisit the status of our race bike at six weeks and you’ll know what shape it’s in. Sean & I continue our push in training though. We have finished 90 days of the infomercial workout program P90X and we know this is no time to quit so we jump back into another cycle of it, tweaking the program to fit our needs a bit more. At this point I felt I really wanted to push and challenge myself a bit more. The only logical idea I could come up was to add an evening workout to my regimen. So Monday through Thursday I either attend a yoga class or run about three miles in the evenings. I will report that I was really happy that the first time I did the run, it wasn’t nearly as difficult as it had been in the past and I recovered pretty quickly. After the first couple of weeks I was bummed though that results hadn’t happened right away after bumping up my training program. Then week three came along & things have seemed to change quite a bit all at once. I feel really good, workouts are much easier and I seemed to have started to lean out a bit more. (I sure hope this keeps going!)
We are now down to eleven days before we leave for Las Vegas. I will admit that a sense of panic is starting to rise in me. As I write this Sean & I are on the way to our annual wine tasting trip. I’m very happy to be getting away for the weekend but there’s a big part of me that is saying we have NO business leaving town this weekend. It just feels like we are running out of time and nothing is ready. First off the bike is no where to being done! We still don’t have the motor and we are starting to doubt we’ll have time to get the race bike finished. The upside to this is we do have an alternate bike we can race.
My regular race bike was rebuilt at the beginning of the year so it’s pretty fresh and we are pretty confident in it as a machine. It was used as a pre-runner for this years Baja 500 so some additional love would need to be done before it would get loaded on truck too. We have started to have conversations of “Plan B”. We still aren’t 100% sure how we’re going to do our pits. It turns out it’s pretty expensive to rent a mini-van in Vegas and return it in Reno – like over $500. However, we did find a rental in & out of Reno for about $250, so we kind of think that is the plan. Well, for now. We still have to assemble our tool boxes, pit binders, rider packs, etc.
There feels like there’s so much to do and it’s feeling like it’s all going to come down to the last minute and my OCD -over-planning-over-organizing-self is freaking out a bit. The sensible side of my brain just keeps repeating “It will be fine. Everything will come together.” So, we shall see…
The race is tomorrow. Mary is planning a follow up article on the event. For more information on the BITD Vegas to Reno race, you can visit BITD.com and get all the information. We are wishing Sean and Mary the best of luck! They are number Q9 for this event. – Editor