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As always
Thursday, March 31, 2011      9 comments

Thank you so very much everyone. I cannot tell you how comforting it was to log into spark and read all the amazing comments from my trends and fellow sparkers. You, as always, give me a new way at looking at things. I am still very upset, but t... Read more
So very discouraged
Wednesday, March 30, 2011      19 comments

I am not what I consider a glitzy guy. I do not do things very often for recognition. In fact the spotlight can sometimes embarrass me. But I do like being recognized for my hard work. Last week I participated in the mud run for MS in Jack... Read more
Mud Run
Monday, March 28, 2011      8 comments

I have one word to describe the Mud Run in Jacksonville. AWESOME!!!! That was hands down the best time I have ever had sweating and working out. Easily the best race I have ever run. WOW!!! What a great time. Preparation: I dec... Read more
Who would have guessed
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      7 comments

So I have been biking to and from work for several years now. Because my legs are literally the means to getting to work. I am always mindful of my knees, ankles, and muscles around those joints. To a point, I am scared to get hurt when I am run... Read more
Mud Run
Thursday, March 03, 2011      8 comments

Well it is that time again. Our company is sponsoring any employees that want to participate in the Mud Run for MS in Jacksonville. The event is a 10k run combined with military (esque) obstacle courses that are in.... wait for it.... MUD!!! ... Read more
First Bike Ride
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      4 comments

Friday afternoon my wife and I surprised my oldest son with his bike. We had been telling him it would not be delivered until the middle of March. So we faked my bike needed some repairs at the bike store and off we went. His eyes lit up when he... Read more
Going on a Bike Ride
Monday, February 21, 2011      8 comments

Well my son’s bike is finally in. His birthday present is a little more than a month late. But that is OK. I am still excited to get out there with him. His bike is technically lighter (23lb vs 26lb) and faster than mine gear wise, plus the fact... Read more
Commute = a la Bike
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      5 comments

To all those who want to or currently do commute by bicycle, I started a team called Bicycle Commuter. This is an open team designed to encourage and inform individuals that want to start or get better at getting where we are going by bicycle. ... Read more
10 Bike commuting myths dispelled
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      6 comments

Taken from: www.bikecommuters.com/20
-myths-dispelled/ Busting the 10 bicycling myths: 1. I’m out of shape – Ride an easy pace, in a few months you will be in great shape – Rid... Read more
Friday, January 14, 2011      3 comments

I have recently been doing a significant amount of research regarding cadence while riding a bike. Some terms I will use here that some may not know. Cadence (cycling): The number of revolutions of the crank per minute or the speed at whic... Read more
Streak Today...Gone Tomorrow
Monday, January 03, 2011      9 comments

I am bummed today. I messed up. I am normally not big on streaks or consistency related goals. But I had gone over 200 days of riding my bike without driving to work. Even the days where my bike was out of commission for repair or maintenance, I... Read more
Shoes, shoes, and more shoes.
Thursday, December 30, 2010      10 comments

I am not an easily excited person. Especially when it involves things like shoes. Most who know me would have thought it unusual that two of the top items on my wish list for Christmas were shoes. Well Santa was good to me!! I love my SANT... Read more
Argument...Party of One
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      14 comments

I had a slight argument with myself this morning. It persisted beyond my normal common sense and I thought I would share on what goes on in my head sometimes. This morning it was 17 degrees outside when I was ready to go to work. 26 miles ... Read more
Bike Shopping
Monday, December 27, 2010      3 comments

My son has been asking me for a new, faster bike for some time now. He has a 24" wheeled seven speed dirt bike. It was a nice expensive bike when I bougth it three years ago. back then I had a cheap department store bike that literally cost 1/3 ... Read more
Car vs Bike
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      13 comments

My wife made a comment last weekend that got me thinking very hard about my decision to bike to and from work in lieu of driving a car. We currently only own one car. So if I were to decide to get a car, I would either have to pay cash for one o... Read more

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