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3rd day, 3rd ride.

Thursday, January 03, 2013      5 comments

I kept the commute short today. I havenít been getting enough sleep lately and I can feel it in my legs. They were tired before I even started this morning. Darn NCAA Football Bowl Games. So 20 or 21 miles will be it for today. Tonight I wi... Read more

2013 day two

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      3 comments

The rain was supposed to have moved out of the area by morning, but that wasnít the case. There was a steady drizzle for most of the ride to work, so the glasses came off in short order. It really wasnít that bad though. Traffic wasnít bad. ... Read more

First ride of the year.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      3 comments

I finished the year 2012 with 6115 miles. I managed to log the third place distance in our local ride club, Peninsula Bicycling Association (PBA). Now I look forward to 2013. Today a front was moving through which brought rain to the area. T... Read more

Still ahead

Thursday, December 27, 2012      2 comments

Pulling away slowly. I am now 62 miles ahead. There are only a couple of days left for riding. A normal commute on Friday and a 50 on Saturday should do it.... Read more

Pulling, for now

Sunday, December 23, 2012      2 comments

At the beginning of this month I was 377 miles behind a club mate of mine. I was in fourth place and she was in third. Well, I have taken the lead as of today. I now have 6020 miles for the year and I am in third place by twelve miles. No ti... Read more

The chase is on

Thursday, December 13, 2012      3 comments

The end of the year is quickly approaching. It appears as though I will have attained most of the riding goals I have set for myself. One that I didn't get was three centuries for the year. I only rode one. That will be something to work on ... Read more


Monday, December 03, 2012      5 comments

Today it was almost 60 degrees out on the morning commute. By the time lunch rolled around, it was 70 and I got in a nice lunchtime ride. The afternoon commute is looking to be around 70 as well. Loving it! Tomorrow it is supposed to be even... Read more

Weighing in

Monday, November 05, 2012      5 comments

I have been doing well with the exercising portion of my weight loss strategy. I have not been doing well in maintaining control in the eating department. I dropped down to 271 by the end of April and as of this morning I am back up to 302. I... Read more

Getting cooler

Friday, November 02, 2012      2 comments

This morning when I check the weather, I found that it was 39 degrees. I knew I was still going to ride in, but for a moment I was questioning my own sanity. It was brisk out, but oh so beautiful. What a great morning to be alive and what a g... Read more

Sandy has passed

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      3 comments

This morning was the first ride since Friday. Saturday morning was spent preparing for Hurricane Sandy. Patching the garage roof, putting up all of the lawn furniture, cleaning gutters, and taking down our wind chimes. The rain had already sh... Read more

Shorter Days

Friday, October 19, 2012      3 comments

Well, the days are getting shorter. I knew this was coming. Sunrise gets later each day by about a minute and the reverse is true in the evenings. I have been using the lights each morning during the commute. (head light, two taillights, and... Read more

Goals met and passed, and not

Saturday, October 13, 2012      3 comments

Today I passed my total bike mileage from last year. Last year I finished with 4802 and I hit 4823 for the year. 6000 is the total goal for this year and it's looking good to hit that mark. My Spark America Fitness minutes yearly goal was... Read more

Summer goal

Thursday, August 02, 2012      2 comments

Well, I fell short on mileage for the month of July. The goal was 660 and ended up with 610. August is another month and another chance to make the goal.... Read more

Racing the storm

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      1 comments

Raced another storm home today. It was pretty much a tie. Temp of 91 and a heat index of 100 and then the wind temp drops to about 65. The best part about the approaching storm was the crazy tail wind as I got closer to home. What a rush.... Read more

New personal best

Sunday, July 22, 2012      4 comments

I got to ride with my team today(Saturday). A couple of them have trying to get me to ride on the Dismal Swamp Trail for some time, and I finally made it down there. The Dismal Swamp Trail is a section of the old US highway 17 that connects S... Read more

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