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Sunday, April 11, 2010      7 comments

Woke up this morning and I can barely walk. My knee is killing me and the lower back is aching. My hard day yesterday has almost paralyzed me. I think I'm gonna have to skip today's Senior Games. So disappointing. Just another reason to better p... Read more
Senior Games Day #1
Saturday, April 10, 2010      0 comments

Today we had the cycling 10K time trial and 20K road race. Now, mind you, it's my first time racing. The advice given to me by CT-Snowbird's Cuchi-Cuchi came in real handy. While I did not medal (4th place in each race), I gained great experienc... Read more
Status #48
Monday, April 05, 2010      1 comments

Had a pretty good weekend. Did my time trials while fighting a vicious wind. Was happy with my 5K times but not with the 40K times. Have to take it easy this week in preparation the weekend's Senior Games. Met some fellow racers at the site. Luc... Read more
Status #47
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      3 comments

All is going well. Began my part-time experience working at a bike shop. Quickly realized how much I don't know about the intricacies of selling bike stuff. Will have to listen and ask many questions. HOOAAA!!... Read more
Status #46
Sunday, March 28, 2010      3 comments

Did my 100K bike ride yesterday. The first half was great. Averaged about 20mph. However, the wind picked up and made the 2nd half a real challenge, averaging about 13mph for an overall 16mph. Was real beat at the finish. Fighting hills and head... Read more
Status #45
Friday, March 26, 2010      4 comments

Will be heading for Pflugerville today in preparation for the year's first ride, the Rosedale 100K. I have a certain sense of loyalty for the ride because it was my very first organized ride five years ago. I'll be staying with my son and enjoyi... Read more
Status #44
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      1 comments

This past week was both sad and exhausting, but it finally ended yesterday with the funeral and burial of a super lady. My poor wife barely made it, but I'm so very proud of her. This week, we must get back on the fitness trail so as to make up ... Read more
Update #43
Thursday, March 18, 2010      4 comments

The bad news was received. MIL passed away on Wednesday very early in the morning. Unfortunately, my wife was flying when the word filtered down. What a downer for her. Luckily our son was with her to try and calm her down a bit. I left Orlando ... Read more
Update #42
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      2 comments

My wonderful wife received the sad news that her Mom is fading quickly. Se will be flying home with our son tomorrow and I will be driving back. A sad end to our Spring Break vacation.... Read more
Status #41
Friday, March 12, 2010      2 comments

Went a bit longer on the speed intervals. Did one mile hard and 1/2 mile recovery. Averaged 20 with headwind and 24 with tail wind. Was much slower last year at this time. HOOAAA!!... Read more
Status #40
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      4 comments

Picked 12 hills and climbed each an average of 3 times. Finished with 40 climbs. What a bear!! I'm so glad I only do that once weekly. Why do they have to hurt so much? I certainly hope that they make me better, handsomer, smarter, and richer. ... Read more
Sunday, March 07, 2010      2 comments

In Spite of not being able to Time Trial, the day was truly a happy one. Took off from biking to see my Cuchi-Cuchi and son compete in a 10K run. The course is really hilly so, they both knew that a challenge lay ahead. As they started, I couldn... Read more
Status #38
Thursday, March 04, 2010      2 comments

During those tough speed intervals I noticed that my speed is increasing and my recovery is quicker. Got up to 27MPH several times and no lower than 20MPH with heavy headwinds. Lance is getting nervous. HOOAAA!!... Read more
Status #37
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      0 comments

Hill repeats are just not much fun. They just whoop me. But, they're good for you so, I have to keep doing them. 40 hill climbs is a bunch of climbing. My competition is just not gonna know what to do when I fly up those hills. HOOAAA!!... Read more
Status #36
Sunday, February 28, 2010      1 comments

Yesterday's time trials were great. My times improved by over a total of 3 minutes, but more importantly, I overcame the desire to cut it short. As I finished doing the 5, 10, and 20K trials, I was pretty tired and all set to call it a day. Howe... Read more

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