November was a Disaster
Too much in, not enough out. That's a summary of my November. Now I have to make it up in December. A daunting task what with all the parties, cookies, egg nog, dirty martinis, etc. But if one is to lose it, one must be willing to sacrifice. And... Read more
Don't Forget the Top of the Car
Finished a challenging ride inside Randolph AFB. Put the bike up on the rack, on top of my Volvo SW. As I drive back home I think of at least 20 different things and as I remotely open the garage, I hear this horrible noise...............I forg... Read more
So here I am riding my bike at the Outlaw 100 bike ride, along with about 1,500 other riders. My goal, as always...to do better than I did last year over the 62-mile course. At about the 30- mile point I'm starting to wonder why I don't see any ... Read more
A Great Bike Ride
Yesterday I took part in the annual Hill Country Bicycle Classic. My wife son and I arrived on Friday and stayed at the park overnight, so as to be ready for the ride first thing on Saturday morning. It was the 4th time doing the ride and each p... Read more
Stop Messing Around
It's been 4 years since I accepted my doctor's advice to stop running and took up biking. For those 4 years I have biked in excess of 40,000 miles without real goals, but now I'm changing all of that. I'm going to concentrate on quality biking s... Read more
This past weekend was our son's 16th b'day. My Cuchi-Cuchi and I thought long and hard about a present and finally came up with something unique....pilot a plane. My son is nuts over anything that flies. He designs and builds model remote contro... Read more
Correct Me If I'm Wrong.
Many of you will not like this blog and that's OK, but I really wanted to throw this out for consideration.
Are we rewarding the right people? You tell me.
Example #1: John and Mary have been over-weight for most of their lives. In spite of... Read more
Hotter'N Hell 100
As I stood near the starting line, at the largest bike ride of its kind in the U.S., I couldn't help but marvel at 14,000+ cyclists within my view. What an incredible sight. My goals were to complete the 100 miles in less than 6 hours.
I've do... Read more
Did I Prepare Properly?
I love challenges that require preparation. It makes meeting the challenge that much more valuable. Each year I look forward to preparing for the Hotter'n Hell 100 bicycle ride. My goal each year is to improve on my prior year's time, in spite o... Read more
Two Glorious Weeks of Bonding
My 15-yr old son and I embarked on a 2-week ground trip 14 days ago that took us to several neat places. However, the trip's attraction was not so much the sites as it was getting to know my son a bit better. My wonderful son suffers from Attent... Read more
!st day of my 2-week road trip with my son was great. I drove 500+ miles to New Orleans, saw some sights and ate some of the finest food ever (better maintain my exercise regimen). The greatest part of all was spending quality time with my son. ... Read more
We made it!!
Biked real hard this month with an eye towards reaching the 6,000 year-to-date mile standard. Today I met and exceeded that goal. I'm feeling pretty good. Hopefully, I can continue logging those miles during the rest of the year. HOOAAAA!!... Read more
It's Bonding Time
In mid-June, my son and I are going to take a wonderful trip beginning in Texas, going to New York and returning back to Texas. We're planning on stops at: New Orleans, Cloumbus Georgia; Fayetteville North Carolina; New York; Washington, DC; Bat... Read more
A Real Challenge
Yesterday I took part in a 65-mile bike ride. It was the 1st organized bike ride of the year for me. It ended up being the most challenging ride ever due to the wind. Most of the ride was spent fighting the wicked head winds. Several times I tho... Read more
A Break For Now
I joined Spark People about 6 months ago primarily as a weight reduction tool. Since that time I've communicated with many beautiful people. Unfortunately, the results have not been what I was hoping for so, I'm going to seek another way of gett... Read more