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A Challenging Ride
Friday, August 13, 2010      3 comments

Today I had scheduled a 5-hour ride as a last ride prior to August 28th's Hotter Than Hell 100 bike ride. The start was great, but the heart rate monitor was not functioning. That was bothersome, but not a ride killer. As I progressed on the rid... Read more
A New Member of the Family
Friday, August 06, 2010      3 comments

While out to dinner several weeks ago, my wonderful wife suggested that we take part in the Foreign Student Exchange Program. I totally agreed and she made the contacts, we looked at over 20 students and eventually decided on a 16-year old from ... Read more
It's Amazing
Saturday, July 31, 2010      6 comments

Had you told me 10 years ago that I would be biking in 90 degree weather for 4.5 hours, I would have told you to see a shrink. It's truly amazing how the body adapts to tough physical requirements. When I began cycling I could barely do 10 miles... Read more
Today's 100-Miler
Sunday, July 18, 2010      7 comments

It started early this morning in Katy, Texas. The annual Katy Flatland 100 mile Bike Ride. Great start, the weather was cool the roads were fast. It stayed that way for about 35 miles. I was averaging 22 miles per hour, which for me is incredibl... Read more
Great Weekend Planned
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      3 comments

This incredible family that we know has a yearly get together. They stay at the same hotel and rent the same rooms. During the year they plan the games they're gonna play and which sub-family will be in charge of what meal each night. The elder... Read more
Not Fun
Thursday, July 01, 2010      7 comments

So, here I was at 5:30AM, ready to start yesterday's bike ride. Suddenly, my chain disengaged and I was pedalling in the air. I fell on my knee with my shoe still in the pedal. My knee and ankle took a beating. Nothing broken, just unable to ri... Read more
Body or Mind
Saturday, June 26, 2010      5 comments

The goal today was to bike 100 miles. The mind kept telling the body to keep going, but when the temperature got beyond 100, the body just could not do what the mind was ordering and cautioned all to cool it or there would be a breakdown. So, af... Read more
Sad, But True
Friday, June 18, 2010      5 comments

After 7 glorious days, it's time to return to reality. Have had a great time with the gang in Marco Island Florida. Ate at wonderful places and took in oodles of sun. Out of the 7 days, I hit the exercise regimen 5 times. Now. it's back to the ... Read more
Tough Ride
Sunday, June 06, 2010      3 comments

Saturday was the week's long bike ride. I wanted to do 102 miles, in spite of the hot and humid weather. The plan was to bike a route and finish off at the Air Force Base and my Cuchi-Cuchi would meet me at the pool. The weather was really hot ... Read more
To The Vets
Monday, May 31, 2010      5 comments

Today I biked 95 miles in 6 + hours with 95-degree weather. But it pales in comparison to what many of our vets gave up. I dedicate my ride to those that have made our yesterday and todays possible. I will never forget!!... Read more
Better Days Ahead
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      5 comments

Was not a very disciplined individual last week. My wife normally does the cooking and holds me in check. Unfortunately, she had a 7-day business trip and I was left to do my own thing. And doing it I did. It was not a pretty sight. Luckily, I m... Read more
Double Good Whammy!!
Sunday, May 16, 2010      10 comments

As I woke up, I took my resting heart beat and fitness calculator from my Polar Heart Rate Monitor. My resting heart rate is at 53. That's a decrease of 4 beats since last reading. My fitness calculator has me at the "Elite' category at the 65 a... Read more
A Challenging Ride
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      3 comments

Yesterday's weekly long ride started off nicely. The weather was cooperating and the body was willing. After 2 hours on the bike, the weather turned very, very hot. In spite of it, I kept pedaling. By the time I reached the 76-mile mark, the bik... Read more
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      3 comments

This real nutty Spark Buddy and I have established a weekly challenge. Every Monday we weigh-in and give each other Spark Goodies for weight lost. No weight loss, no goodies. So far, it appears to be working. As for myself, I find that I'm looki... Read more
Monday, April 19, 2010      4 comments

Life is good. Am recovered from last week's Senior Games and am now getting ready for the Hottern' Hell 100 in August. My goal is to do the 100 miles in less than 5 hours. It'll take some weight loss and smart/dedicated training. I'm motivated a... Read more

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