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Hotter than Hell 100

Saturday, August 28, 2010      3 comments

I trained very hard for this event. I did what I should have done and then some. My goal was to do the ride in under 5 hours. Unfortunately, I rode with a group that was much too fast and I paid the price. The first 2 hours I averaged 22+ miles ... Read more

Not Very Smart

Wednesday, August 18, 2010      3 comments

So, I enter one of Randolph AFB's rest rooms, just prior to the start of my tempo rides. The big dummy that last cleaned and mopped failed to leave a sign indicating that the floor was wet. Man did I go flying in the air. I was so mad. Anyway, I... Read more

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


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