Tag: Knights of Sufferlandria

Knighthood of Sufferlandria – Trials of Courage

Follow. But! Follow only if ye be of valor! For the entrance is guarded by a creature so foul, so cruel, that no one yet has fought with it… and lived! So! Brave knights! If you do doubt your courage or your strength, come no further, for death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth…

Killer bunny


What’s he do? Nibble your bum?

He’s got huge, sharp… er… He can leap about. Look at the bones!

The official knighthood attempt is just 3 weeks away.

The hours on the knighthood trainer have increased dramatically with hopes of being prepared for 10+ hours. Our legs get tired from the pedaling and pain shakes. Our minds wander and sometimes we have to try very hard to remember why this seemed like a good idea at the time. (#forthekidsandasticker) But the most ferocious and most frightening part of the quest is without doubt…Killer bunny menacing the quest

…the chamois shredder.

It has huge, sharp…er…

Adamo saddleI know very little about quests and knighthood. Actually, most everything I know comes from Monty Python. After hours on the saddle this weekend, I’m thinking that King Arthur and his knights may have been on to something with the coconuts. Seems like a viable approach to avoiding saddle sores. Now all we need are a few migrating swallows to carry them together.
They’d have to have it on a line.

♥ Our trials of courage pale in comparison to the awesome trials that many kids take on when they come to Boston Children’s Hospital for care. We are inspired by our fellow candidate for knighthood, Nancy Gomes, and the entire Miles for Miracles marathon team. So we pedal on.

If you’d like to be part of this valiant quest, consider donating to the Children’s Hospital Miles for Miracles team – Donate here.  Or come on by the Steve the Bike Guy  Velo Studio on February 7th. The quest starts at 6:00am and we’ll be there all day.

(oh and yes, I’ll be beating the Holy Grail theme to death in the coming weeks of training)

Quest for Knighthood


3 QuestionsWhaaat is your name?

     It is Alex, Alex with an x.

Whaaat is your quest? ahhhhhh!

     A sticker. I mean decal.  No wait, exclusive decal! 

The Quest: Knighthood of Sufferlandria

To be ordained a Knight of Sufferlandria, one must complete 10 Sufferfest cycling videos (ranging from 55 minutes to 2 hours)… in one day…in a row..indoors…on a trainer. We are a band of 6 brave souls who will make the attempt together on Saturday, February 7th.

Knight of SufferlandriaWhy will we attempt such a (crazy) feat? Although the decal is indeed ‘wicked pissah’, we are pedaling our brains out to raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital. The attempt is inspired by Miles for Miracles marathon team member (and candidate for knighthood), Nancy Gomes.

If you’d like to be part of this valliant quest, consider donating to the Children’s Hospital Miles for Miracles team – donations of any amount are greatly appreciated!  Donate here.  Or come on by the Velo Studio to cheer, jeer and support the team – if you’ll be in the Sherborn area on the 7th.

We’re a few weeks into training and based on how tough riding on a trainer for 2 1/2 hours was last weekend, I’m certain that 10+ hours of Sufferfest videos is going to be quite an interesting challenge. Add this to the list of things that “seemed like a good idea at the time”.