I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...

Monday, September 15, 2008

100 Miles!!!

Mrs. WTBW? and I tackled the Surry Century Ride this past Saturday sponsored by the Peninsula Bicycling Association. A Century is a 100 mile ride that is something akin to a "right of passage" for cyclists. I was planning on doing 50 miles (I hadn't been training much) and then catching up on some reading. My wife convinced me to go for it and we made it! There were definitely more hills than we anticipated. This is nice going down but going up is a royal pain. I was doing okay until about the 60 mile mark when I started to get hit with cramps. First the right hamstring - then the left. A couple of miles later the right one hit again really bad. Somehow I got through it. Maybe it was all of the 'fuel" junk I was eating. I was pounding down powerbars, cliff bars, sports beans, gue, bananas, gels, electrolytes, gatorade, water, etc. At the end I was craving cheeseburger. I was carbed up but I really wanted some protein & fat instead. We weren't alone. Tammy's sister Kim & husband Mark along with our friends Barry & Lisa from church were also there. I'm now suffering from Cyclist’s Palsy. I hope it subsides really soon because I'm supposed to play tennis tonight with my bud Dave Hileman.

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