Since I have been feeling better after the Barber carnage, Scott and I have put in mega miles on the pedals. With the great coverage of the Tour de France going on it's easy to find the motivation to do so. That and some hot and very dry rides in Vegas with Ben and Nikki last weekend, which is great training for the Ironman Las Vegas this November. I want to do it again this year but I promised myself I would not until I learned how to actually swim. Getting out of the water 30 minutes behind the leader is not cool, and trying to carve away at that time deficit with 12,000 feet of elevation left on the ride and run put me in a special hurt last year that's tough to describe. But great challenges are what life is all about.