Coming down the Big Green Monster--Buckner 2007
Infirmary Mound #2 2009
Top of the Big Green Monster--Buckner 2007
After 4 years, suppose I should update my introduction text. Here goes....
I'm a fat guy and I'm addicted to cyclocross. I have two amazing kids, an ex wife, and small apartment that I share with a few bikes: Frau Blucher (her frame is glued together), Blue Steel (her frame is cheap aluminum and is painted green, but she swears she's made from fine Italian steel. Why she thinks she's blue is anyone's guess), Sybil (I race 'cross and road on her), and Baby Stewie (my mtb--he is out for world domination and tries to kill me on a regular basis. He also calls me Lois.) I also have my son's road bike and my daughter's hybrid. Eve (my tandem) lives in my father's basement, along with my son's old mtb.
My goals are to quit being fat and to not suck so bad at 'cross. One will lead to the other. To quit being fat, I have to resume eating like I did pre divorce and start exercising like I did then. The exercising part has been a breeze. I love to ride, I love to run. I love to race.
Last year, in addition to cx, I did a half marathon, some 10ks, and a couple adventure races.
This year, as my training and nutrition begin to work together, I will repeat last year's events and add some duathlons and (hopefully) some mtb races. It should be fun.
Not get lapped in cyclocross this fall.
1) Ride lots.
2) Lose weight.
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| current weight: 217.0
LOL, believe me, one of the FIRST things I got excited about at the orientation to Cincy State I went to several months back was "Personal training for FREE? Are you SERIOUS?" which I found amusing...gods that is SO not what I would have cared about just a few years ago. :) I've already scoped out the locker room and have been working out which days to work out there, and which to go to my Healthplex. :)
1474 days ago
So... how have ya been sleep'n? Lol ;)
1475 days ago
Thanks for your comment on my "New Road Bike" blog. I am lucky to have a good job and an understanding wife. This time I asked permission before I bought the road bike. I am pretty impulsive so I tend to seek forgiveness rather than permission.
The 2013 bikes are coming out and my LBS had a lot of 2012 bikes marked down. I noticed that some of the 2013 bikes have lower grade components than the 2012 models. It looks like bike manufacutures are try to hold the prices down as the asian currency is getting stronger against the dollar.
This all added up to a good purchase. I think I got a good bike for a pretty low investment.
1479 days ago
thanks man. I'm trying, I know what getting off here will lead to, and I'm not interested in not being able to ride again because I'm huffing and puffing 'cause I let myself slide. Hope things are good on your end!
1489 days ago
Don't tell anyone but I ended up eating Chinese instead of working out like I was supposed too. Shhhh!
1498 days ago