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BILL60's Blogs

Tuesday, September 28, 2010      1 comments

There's a chill in the air and I don't like it. Yesterday I rode my bike and it was 59 degrees outside. Not a fun ride for this Texan. Guess we're spoiled. HOOAAA!!... Read more
Exchange Student
Monday, September 27, 2010      1 comments

Our German Foreign Exchange Student arrived in mid August. To date, it has been an amazing experience for him and for us. He's a bright individual with much curiosity. He's currently on the tennis team, on the cross-country team, and is the pian... Read more
Sunday, September 26, 2010      2 comments

Last 3 weeks I've made it a point to try real hard to eliminate foods that are not very good for me. I love the little Hershey's chocolate and almonds candies. This coming week, they're off my plate. HOOAAA!!... Read more
Another Week Gone By
Saturday, September 25, 2010      0 comments

It was a pretty nice week. Stuck to the program, dropped 2 lbs, Bike all 7 days, in spite of the rain. Feeling pretty good, perhaps I ought to be in Hollywood. HOOAAA!!!... Read more
A Great Week
Monday, September 20, 2010      4 comments

Life is getting better and better. I look forward to my bike workouts. I look forward to sticking to my healthy food intake. I look forward to being a better person. And I look forward to seeing how I can help those in need. A great position to ... Read more
A Good Week
Sunday, September 19, 2010      0 comments

Overall, it was a good week. Did my biking, played some ping-pong with my son and exchange student, played with the dogs, and loved my Cuchi-Cuchi by the bunches. Does it get any better?? HOOAAA!!... Read more
Hammerfest Bike Ride
Saturday, September 18, 2010      1 comments

It started not so good. Left my bike computer home. No problem cause I live 5 miles from the starting point and I have 20 minutes before the start. I call Cuchi-Cuchi and ask her to bring me the computer (with a nice please, of course). Fifteen ... Read more
Doing Great
Friday, September 10, 2010      1 comments

I think that I finally "got it". I'm doing all that I'm supposed to be doing and feeling good about it. Have done away with some of the foods that I love (Peanut butter, cookies, bread) with foods that are good for me (meats, poultry, fish, frui... Read more
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

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