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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Vitamin A

There are three things without which it is very difficult to complete the Alyn Ride.

The first, of course, is a bicycle.

The second is Advil, the breakfast of champions. There is simply too much stress on the muscles to go five days without sucking down at least 600 mgs of Advil at least twice a day.

Finally, we have Ambien, the dinner of champions.

Because the sleeping accommodations were so, shall we say, low rent, it was virtually impossible to get a decent night's sleep without help. Too much snoring. Way too much snoring. And, without sleep, it would have been exceedingly difficult to ride. The overwhelming favorite among the riders was 10 mgs of time-released Ambien. I myself must admit to having popped an Ambien on two of the nights.

Bottom line: Advil rocks. So does Ambien.



  • At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wow MOC - Your race sounds very much like this past year's tour de france - doped up. I guess no urine samples were administered?

  • At 3:51 PM, Blogger PsycleSteve said…

    Sitting with RL at the Ben-Gurion airport waiting for the flight to Newark. As the chief insomniac/doper of the ride I am qualified to say that LUNESTA and ROZEREM are also really great. Didn't take much Advil this year- I must have trained pretty well.


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