• 19th June 2008 - By adventuresofgreg
    I talked my friend Bryon Howard into joining me for a 310 km Highwood loop ultra training ride and he actually said yes! Bryon is training for Ironman Canada. A 300+ km training ride is probably a bit excessive for Ironman training, but Bryon had never done a ride that long, so he was into the challenge.

    I needed to extend the day, so I woke up at 6:00 am and did two hours of cycling inside on the mag trainer before we started the big ride.


    Flat #1


    Flat #2

    The day started out with Bryon getting TWO flats – the first on the front tire and the second on the rear tire – BEFORE we even got to the end of my driveway!

    Other than the flats, the trip was great! We finally took off by 9:45 am and made it home by 10:15 pm. 12.5 hours and 310 km + my 50 km inside ride for a grand total of 14.5 hours and about 360 km.


    Bryon checking his crackberry in Black Diamond

    Almost home as the sun starts to set

    My buddy Greg Bradley met us on the home stretch


    Bryon and Greg B

    Almost home!

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  • No Responses to “360 km day!”

    • Anonymous on June 19, 2008

      Wow! And I feel good when I skate 20K. Great workout!

    • Anonymous on June 19, 2008

      you guys look like you are having WAY too much fun!!!!

    • Bryon Howard on June 19, 2008

      Hey Greg,

      Nice report.
      Thanks for the photos.

      I really enjoyed the day.

      You asked me if it was as hard as I thought it would be.
      I said it was "REALLY, REALLY, REALLY easy."
      That's not true.

      Leading up to the ride … I was nervous … I was pretty sure I could finish the day. I wondered how miserable I would be.

      However, I enjoyed just about every single moment of the day!
      As I said towards the end of the ride, "I love Alberta even more than I did before."
      We traveled some amazing country yesterday!

      Thanks for making that epic day happen!

      Bryon

    • Laura Lee on September 12, 2008

      Hey guys, we're in awe back here on the Island..we just finished a lobster supper, bottle of wine, birthday cake, and now ready for a big snooze. Oh..the site is awesome..what a treat to see the pictures of you and ALberta…you are both inspiring crazy people. WAY too much energy for us.

      PAttaya, Gerald, Laura Lee, and David

    • Laura Lee on September 12, 2008

      Hey guys, we're in awe back here on the Island..we just finished a lobster supper, bottle of wine, birthday cake, and now ready for a big snooze. Oh..the site is awesome..what a treat to see the pictures of you and ALberta…you are both inspiring crazy people. WAY too much energy for us.

      PAttaya, Gerald, Laura Lee, and David


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