I have foolishly signed myself up for the GranFondo Whistler. It is remarkable the things that a grown man will agree to after having a few beers.
For those of you who do not know what the GranFondo is:
It is an organized bike ride from downtown Vancouver to Whistler. It is 122km, pretty much uphill the whole way.
"Why is it foolish?" You ask? That is a great question. You see, not only do I not cycle regularly, but I literally paid $5 for my bike at a yard sale, and it is currently rusting away in the garage. In fact I don't do any extracurricular sports regularly. The point is, this endeavor is way over my head, and I am ill-prepared.
Needless to say I need to train and I will require all the help that I can get. I am going to use this opportunity to buy some fitness related gadgets. Over the next few weeks/months I'll post some reviews of what I find.