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Hotter'N Hell 100

Saturday, August 29, 2009      8 comments

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?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009      4 comments

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2009      6 comments

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


Sunday, June 14, 2009      1 comments

!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!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009      5 comments

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

Thursday, May 07, 2009      4 comments

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

Monday, April 20, 2009      5 comments

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

Sunday, April 05, 2009      2 comments

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

Standing Tall and Looking Good

Monday, March 30, 2009      3 comments

Went to put on some shorts this morning and discovered that they were too big for me. What a pleasure it was to dump them into the garbage. HOOAAAAA!!... Read more

4 Wonderful Days

Wednesday, March 18, 2009      2 comments

It's been 4 days of total focus and I feel just great. I've really been conscious of my activities and my consumption. It's been a while since I fell into this "trance". Last time was four years ago, when I stopped smoking after 42 miserable yea... Read more

A Matter of Pride

Tuesday, March 10, 2009      3 comments

Woke up this past Saturday and drove with my Cuchi-Cuchi to see her and my son run in a local fun run. Originally, she was to run 5K and my son 10K, however, she made a wrong turn and ended up doing the 10K. Last year both my son and wife did th... Read more

Neutral Staate

Sunday, March 08, 2009      0 comments

This will be 3 straight weeks with out a change. Have to loose some next week. It's getting tougher and tougher to loose.... Read more

Portion Control

Sunday, March 01, 2009      3 comments

Went back to my before b'day celebration weight. Have to work hard on portion control. When I get off the bike, I'm starved and just attack whatever is around that I can pig out on. That is going to be my #1 struggle. This week, my principal foc... Read more


Sunday, February 22, 2009      2 comments

Didn't weigh myself simply because Friday and Saturday were b'day celebration days with both family and friends. Will work hard to get back on course tommorrow.... Read more

Seeing Result

Sunday, February 15, 2009      2 comments

After a vigorous bike ride I weighed myself and finally saw a drop in the weight. It's time for a little celebration. Going to the movies with my crumb-snatcher and taking in "Taken". It's a happy day in the old homestead!!... Read more

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