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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pre-Race Check-up

It's the day before the race, and although I'm not really 100% OK I went to Shopwise to do some shopping for the big event tomorrow.

Below's my pre-race list for tomorrow's Ride with Pride in La Mesa. If you've got yours, feel free to share it.

  • Buy enough bottles of Gatorade to make sure your body's properly hydrated before, during and after the race.
  • Buy a bunch a bananas for after-ride food (in case you're too tired to drive to the nearest decent food place -- Chowking).
  • Buy cooking spray that you can apply on your bike to prevent mud from sticking tomorrow.
  • Order pasta from Sicilian Pasta for tonight's dinner and tomorrow's breakfast.
  • Lubricate your bike's chain and make sure the gears are shifting properly.
  • Check the brakes and tire pressure.
  • Remove items from the bike that are unnecessary for tomorrow's race (i.e., rear blinkers).
  • Edit the contents of the hydration pack to make sure you only bring the things that you need.
  • Prepare the stuff that you need for tomorrow today (i.e., gear, after-ride clothes, sunscreen, food and drinks).
  • Pray for good weather.
  • Set the damn alarm clock properly.
  • Sleep early.
  • Take EPO and beat Dandan!!! Bwahahahaha!
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