Sep. 14, 2007

A month to go!

Just got back from a 75 minute spinning session with one of my good friends, and it actually wasn't as bad as I expected it to be after not spending much time on a bike during the last 6 weeks due to the summer flu.

When I got back I received the good news that I'll get a bike for the Austin Challenge, I'll just need to get it fitted, but that's not a problem. I'm just happy that it all turned out so well and that people are just being so helpful and extremely nice. Now I'll just have to concentrate on spending some additional time on the bike, and get in shape, and all should be set.

I know that some people are worried about finding a place to stay that is in/near Dripping Springs.
Here's a list of places. They were found on the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce website…and LAF does not have blocks at them.

Outpost Motel
26200 RR 12 South
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
(512) 858-0052

Cypress Fork Ranch Bed & Breakfast

1300 Creek Road
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
(512) 894-4410

Mt. Gainor Inn
2390 Prochnow Road
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
(512) 894-0982

Sports Country, Inc.
P. O. Box 414
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Sunrise Exotic Ranch
25201 RR 12
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
(512) 894-0728

Tex-Zen Dreams
699 Hillview Drive
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Also, there were some questions about what to wear during the Challenge ride. There's not an easy answer that will be right for everyone. The most important thing is to feel comfortable in whatever you'll wear. I'd definitely recommend cycling shorts- otherwise you could have a very uncomfortable ride and it won't be much fun!

I'll probably ride in a Challenge Jersey. I got one last year and I definitely would like to get one this year, too. It was really comfortable and it had lots of room to put snack bars and water bottles. But there were some people riding in regular t-shirts, too, so again- wear what you'll feel most comfortable in!

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