I'm not exactly sure if I am a runner or a cyclist. This summer I
qualified for the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:09:48 in the Rock 'N'
Roll Marathon in San Diego. I ended up leaving in a hospital, but I
qualified and placed 189th out of over 20,000 runners who started the
race. The next day my dad and I drove up to San Francisco, where we
started a bike tour two days later, before I could even walk normally. In
49 days we rode our Surly Long Haul Truckers over 3,800 miles to Yorktown,
Virginia and the Atlantic Ocean. We took 3 rest days out of those 49 and
averaged about 83 miles a day, carrying about 50lbs of gear and water. I
have hardly any racing experience on a bike, but I am looking forward to
the road racing season with high expectations.