Well we pulled it off! 4-A-HEALTHY-BMI and I nailed 60 miles with a ride that had FOUR big climbs for a total climb of 3,500 feet (if you go by my map: ridewithgps.com/routes/7 50935 ) or over 7,000 feet (WOW!) (if you go by 4... Read more
I know the drill. Been there, done that WAY too many times. Got it down to a science. Been back to basics and doing what I know *WORKS* for me this past week:
Daily Cardio: minimum of 35 mins. on treadmill every day (throw more on the fire ... Read more
I rarely remember my dreams. I'm sure I still dream...but it's only once a year or so that I remember my dreams.
Today I didn't have much time for my ride as it was late in the day and I knew it would be a race against the sunset. To make ... Read more
Yep: Back on track, re-committing to myself and dusting off all the stuff I know that works for me as I have written before. I'm coming to appreciate more & more the value of blogging and building a reservoir of one's trials and tribulations and... Read more
Amnesia has struck again!
I call it the fog…not the misty, dreamy, rolling type through which the geese were honking and flying southward, bringing to mind Sandy Denny’s “Who Knows Where The Time Goes?” ( www.youtube.com/watch?v= ... Read more
This ride was NOT supposed to happen. My cycling buddy and I had spoken about doing the NYC Century quite a while back when someone in our cycling club mentioned it. www.nyccentury.org
But life went on and there was no fur... Read more
...if somebody would have told me that when I get back to cycling I would feel best sitting on one of those skinny little seats all bent over those drop down handlebars I would have called them a liar...!
But you know, it dawned on me while... Read more
...out on the Silver Comet trail with the weather poised between a misty almost drizzly grey day I'm out cruising along on my bike, bidding the occasional walker, jogger and cyclist a cheery "Mornin'" as I see how far along I can get heading wes... Read more
After being teased all day long by this wonderful autumn day and piles of paperwork standing between me and my cycling commute home at long last I'm OFF!
These days when I hop on my bike there is an increasing sense of urgency which borders... Read more
...when I want to pull up the covers and want to stay in bed. A long time.
...when I slog through the slop and slush and pull the collar up against the harshest of winds.
...when the sun is mired by gray, mottled skies and barren trees... Read more
My cycling buddy and I had a wonderful 82 / 89 mile (depending on whether you go with the SP Fitness Maps or RidewithGPS.com) ride this past Saturday. Although we initially spoke of heading "South of the Border" into Pennsylvania to Montrose we ... Read more
Yesterday was such a LONG day of sitting on my hands, being grumpy and testy over having Day One of BikeTioga washed out. I had been getting out more during the week in anticipation of Bike Tioga...!
Bad as it was NOT cycling, I knew I'd be... Read more
Busy day / night...after cycling to work this morning I wrapped up early, around 2-3 pm as I worked late last night taking clients out for a fun time at our local zoo rossparkzoo.com/ which I hadn't been to in AGES and found the... Read more
My apologies over my extended absence from the blogosphere. It's not YOU, my wonderfully supportive SparkFamily, but it has been ME!
My summer has been off to a lackluster start...my Spark has been waning...but am working really hard to tur... Read more
Yesterday was an enjoyable 50 mile ride heading "south" of the NY / PA border for a stretch of rail-to-trails extending northward through little burgs above Scranton, PA. We followed the Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail (packed gravel surface) th... Read more