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August 1st, 2006


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monotonia
10:36 am - Wish me luck!
I'm off to Tevis tomorrow!
Of course, today I've come down with a cold, probably because I've stressed myself out.
Sigh.
But YAY! I'm so excited/nervous about the ride!

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From:00hshiny
Date:August 1st, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
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Good luck, you'll do great!
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From:dashan
Date:August 15th, 2006 10:10 am (UTC)
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Did you survive? ;o)
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From:monotonia
Date:August 15th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
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Yes!
Here are some pics that I sorta swiped from different photographers' sites ... just to show my friends & family what my trip was all about ... I'm not sure i'm going to buy any of them yet. Maybe one or 2.
www.poodlevariety.com/tevis.html
don't laugh about the web address.
:)
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From:dashan
Date:August 15th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
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You did it! You really rode the Tevis. Awesome. :o)
2 friends of mine rode the Tevis in 1984 and one of them in 1983 either, they are still very proud of this.

Very, very beautiful pictures. Did you go all the way by yourself?
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From:monotonia
Date:August 15th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, this year I rode by myself.
My first year, I rode with my dad (all the way to Francisco's where I was pulled) and that was okay, especially for my first time! The second year, I also rode with dad, and was also pulled at Francisco's. My dad didn't ride after that, so the third year I rode with some friends, and it was OK but I discovered my fourth year that they were going at a different pace than I wanted to go, and when there are 3 of us, it makes things sorta tricky at the vet checks, staying together is tough. So I ditched them, which made me feel guilty but it ended up being a nicer ride that way. So this year, I set out alone, and stayed pretty much alone most of the time. I mean, I met up with people, mostly people I know, too, so I didn't really ride alone. I made a deal this year with one woman that we'd ride together in the dark after Foresthill because I was afraid of being alone & sick in the night... I always get sick at night. But this year, I didn't get sick -- she did! And we ended up going a lot slower than I wanted to go, but there was no way I'd ditch her after I said we'd ride to the finish together. Having the support of someone else at night to get you to the end is nice, even if it means compromising your ride a bit. I just sorta wish I'd teamed up with someone else. Oh well!

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