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A Record Breaker

Saturday, August 29, 2015      3 comments

So, today I rode in my 9th "Hotter than Hell 100" Bike Ride. Prior to today, my very best was 17.2 miles per hour for the total ride. Today, I was feeling real good at the start. The first hour had my average at 18.1. The second hour was at 19.1... Read more

Lost

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      0 comments

While doing RAGBRAI, I was hearing this god-awful sound coming from my bike when going uphill. It turned out to be bad bearings, according to my mechanic. I turned my bike in for repair yesterday hoping to get it back right away. Unfortunately, ... Read more

RAGBRAI

Sunday, July 26, 2015      1 comments

This was my 4th time doing this incredible ride. I arrived at the Iowa town of Davenport on Thursday and took a shuttle bus across Iowa to the start town of Sioux City. Upon arriving, we put up out tents and met up with old friends. Tat night th... Read more

Just an Update

Thursday, July 16, 2015      3 comments

In my last blog I described my very first experience with dog agility competition. My puppy ended up kicking butt and placing first. Two weeks later we competed again and this time took 2 first places. Boy am I proud of my "Blue". Now, we must t... Read more

Victory

Sunday, June 14, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday and today we will skip cycling. The reason..........for 1.5 years my doggie and I have been training almost daily, learning the business of agility. We've had to learn how to maneuver different obstacles and more importantly, build a b... Read more

Accountability

Thursday, June 11, 2015      2 comments

It's getting hot in South Texas. The avg temp for today's ride was 92.6. It just keeps you honest. Worked on hills, walked/trained the dogs, and did some house cleaning. Great day to stay busy. HOOAAA!!... Read more

Accountability

Tuesday, June 09, 2015      2 comments

All continues well, in spite of temperatures hovering in the 90's. Worked on some hills, which is always so much fun (NOT). The body is hanging tough. After the ride, I mowed, trimmed, vaccuumed, and made my bike pretty. I svn did 2 training ses... Read more

Accountability

Monday, June 08, 2015      1 comments

All went well on Saturday and Sunday. Overall, it turned out to be a wonderful week. We ended up with 267+ miles of cycling from 6/1-6/7. So, I'm on target for my goal of 1,000 miles. HOOAAA!!... Read more

Accountability

Monday, June 08, 2015      1 comments

We wrapped up the first seven days of June nicely. Was Happy with having logged 267+ miles. So, I'm still on track for a 1,000 miles month. This week we put the final touches to Dog Training. This Saturday and Sunday is our very first Agility Co... Read more

Accountability

Friday, June 05, 2015      0 comments

Pretty hot day today, but we hung tough and ended up with a nice fast ride. Covered 43.21 miles in 2.5+ hours. I went to the Air Force Base and did some lifting before the ride. Additionally, I trained the dogs twice and took them for a small wa... Read more

Accountability

Thursday, June 04, 2015      1 comments

Good workout day, in spite of temperatures in the 90's. Today was hill day and boy was it challenging. It's so good for you, but hurts bunches. Worked the dog a bit and took them both for a late afternoon long walk. They'll definitely sleep well... Read more

Accountability

Wednesday, June 03, 2015      0 comments

Another great day of exercise. Went to Air Force base and lifted weights . by some relatively fast cycling. Did 2 sessions of agility training with the puppy. Need to get him ready for our first 2 agility competitions (6/13 and 7/3). He's enjoy... Read more

Accountability

Tuesday, June 02, 2015      0 comments

Another great and very active day. In the morning I walked and trained my dogs and did a nice bike ride, with particular attention to hills. In the afternoon I mowed, trimmed, spread fertilizer, and sprayed the weeds. Finally, I took the dogs fo... Read more

Accountability

Tuesday, June 02, 2015      0 comments

Nice start to the month. Did a 2+ hour ride, walked and trained the dogs, and lifted some weights. Feeling good and hoping for a great cycling month. RAGBRAI is right around the corner (July19) so, Hill training has to start. The plan is to do h... Read more

End of the Month

Sunday, May 31, 2015      3 comments

I just looked at my month's journal and realized that this month I've done the least amount of riding since I started seriously riding 9 years ago. Between the Texas rains and my trip to Tucson and Vegas, I will have ridden just 12 days in May.... Read more


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