Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A couple of key TransRockies web sites to watch...

Hey gang - it's getting closer... a week Friday and we're off!

While we're going to endeavour to keep the blog updated as much as possible... let's be honest here: not sure if there's going to be a Starbucks with Wi-Fi access everywhere. We're doing this race in the middle of BC - not Unionville to Oakville. So, if there's a couple of days where there's no posting going on, don't fret.

The TransRockies web site, however, should be updating their Race Report daily (http://www.transrockies.com/trc/race/index.htm) with results, a few pics and a stage review and preview. As well, the 'About' page (http://www.transrockies.com/trc/about/index.htm) has a ton of event info... such as where the stages start and stop, how this event works, and if you're super-curious, what we'll be eating.

Another thing: We've linked up with Roger of Spectrum Imaging (http://www.specimage.com/) and will be carrying a video camera for him. We'll see what we can do about posting some short video clips on the web site.

We'll also be posting the route as a screen grab from Google Earth, as well as the elevation graph... I've done one here as a 'test' from this past Saturday (a road bike ride... in the rain... and more rain...) just to see how it looks, etc. I'd love to post it in more detail... but I can't post files. So, you'll just have to deal with this (unless I or someone else figures out how to do it differently).



Friday, July 18, 2008

Three weeks to go...

Blaine and I met Monday to go over all of the final plans: where we are meeting, confirm the itinerary, RV rental and what we still need to do. The crucial week will be the week leading into flying out on August 8th - when we have to pack, stack up the bikes, pick up our jerseys, etc.

Again, thanks to everyone's support - cheers!