Day 224: “Blood, Sweat and Gears” review

15 08 2010

Blood, Sweat + Gears


Last night, I watched the documentary “Blood, Sweat & Gears: Racing Clean to the Tour de France” from 2009. Christian Vandevelde, David Millar, Allen Lim, Magnus Backstedt and Jonathan Vaughters made up part of the cast. The film followed Team Garmin-Chipotle/Slipstream throughout their quest to not only clean up the sport of cycling, but to hopefully win the Tour de France. 

Following the team during the Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Qatar, we see the riders struggle with the stress of racing, the wear and tear not only on their bodies but on their minds as well as on their families. 

It was a fascinating look at the behind-the-scenes of professional cycling. If you’ve not seen it, I recommend it. 

Today’s food journal: 

— Builder Bar = 5 points 

— Veggie chicken patty on deli flat bread = 4 points
— Organic LF chocolate milk = 3 points 

Dinner: (Chicken and peanuts stir-fry at local asian restaurant. Measurements are approximate.)
— 1/2 chicken breast = 1.5 points
— 1/8 cup carrots = 0
— 1/4 water chestnuts = .5 points
— 1 cup brown rice = 4 points
— 1/4 cup brown sauce = 1 point
— peanuts (about 25) = 1.5 points 
— Iced tea = 0 points 

— Gu energy gel (during bike ride) = 2 points
— Weight Watchers ice cream cup (evening snack) = 3 points 

— 20 mile (2 hour) bike ride, 12 mph average = 6 activity (bonus) points earned 

Weekly points remaining (of 35) = 29.5 

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride! 

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