7 months out from the taupo ride
it's only about 7 month's out from my big bike ride 4 time's round lake taupo (640 km) I have been getting back to being on the bike 6 day's a week after a few weeks of not being on the bike as I much as I would of like as I was away at events (I did do 2 short bike tours to get to and from the events) I did about 230 km last week on the mt bike (I'm riding the mt bike as it's my back up bike as i am wanting for a part to come from bike friday some time this week before I can go back riding my bike friday ) I been doing some reading up on how the best way to train for long bike rides and have been trying out a few things out on the bike (what gear to use on the longer rides and what to eat when on the bike)
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Overcoming Incredible Odds to Support CatWalk
A CatWalk supporter who knows very well what it means to meet your challenges on a daily basis is taking on one huge challenge to raise money for CatWalk later on this year. Damian Day has a range of symptoms affecting his daily life as a result of a being born with dyspraxia and then suffering a spinal injury and several head injuries during his life. He was hit by a car aged only 12. He now lives a nomadic life on his bicycle, sleeping in a tent, touring New Zealand and photographing horse events. His body awareness is poor so he has to be clipped to his “Bike Friday” at all times. In this way he covers up to 10,000km a year and often partakes in endurance rides as well. In November he will take on the Maxi Enduro Round the Lake ride – FOUR laps of Lake Taupo totalling 640km, a feat he expects to take him at least 32 hours!
Damian has suffered too many accidents for most people but maintains a sense of humour and a amazing attitude. He says “I could just sit in front of the TV and get worse or I could get up and ride my bike”. He chooses to ride his bike and he’s choosing to do it for CatWalk to help others overcome their challenges. CatWalk funded research will help not only spinal cord injured people but also many others with neurological conditions like Damian.
If you would like to support Damian in raising money for CatWalk with his incredible endeavour, please sponsor him at www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/damianday He is also looking for practical help and support; he needs to work on his own physical training, he would love some help writing his blog (www.lifeonabikeinnz.blogspot.com where you can also follow his training) and he’s looking for a support crew to assist him on the actual ride in November. If you are able to offer Damian help in any of these areas please email him at email@example.com
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I do have a life out side riding my bike 6 days a week. I only did about 100 km each week over the last 2 weeks I did do 2 short bike tours (Im at a camp ground in Eketahuna now on the 2th short bike tour) in the last 2 weeks to get to 2 events (medieval reenactment camps) I been taking a few days off the bike so Im not over training (doing to many km in to few weeks) some time in the next few weeks I need to get to up to Te Kuiti to pick up the indoor trainer from my mum so I can do training when the wind is to much (or the weather is to wild )to go out riding on the road