Those are the words that come from the mouth of the recipient of today's mountain bike hero award -- Donna! In torrential downpours and wind, and at night to boot, she bucked up big-time and went for a trail ride. Holy shit....I'm pretty darned proud of that girl. She is true-to-her-word when she said she's going to follow the Eatough TSE Training Plan as closely as possibly. Last night's training called for a two-hour trail ride. I have to admit I'm a tad jealous. I imagine once she got out there and got warmed up and started getting into it, it was probably fun. Rain pelting your face, mud splashing up on everything, tires slipping on rocks and in turns, wind houling -- mother nature at her very best. Remembering the mud races of years ago, it IS fun to get all slopped up and ride for a couple hours. At least you don't smell yourself. Donna, you ARE THE Buttercup. I can hear you saying "Bring it!" That's awesome. Oh, and my ride? After what Donna did last night, my trainer ride of constant big-ring-little-ring-hopping-off-and-on-and-running-up-and-down-stairs pales in comparison.