63.1 Mile Endurance Ride Today
It was a bit chilly, 55 degrees and cloudy, but it looked to be a nice day for a 60+ mile bike ride. My friends Craig, Kevin and Jim were set to come over at 9:30 a.m. so th... Read more
50 Mile Endurance Ride
Took another step today toward my goal of "Duluth and Back or Bust!" The week of training has been good, including my rest and eating patterns, so I was more ready for the longer ride today than I was last week. I set a nice, steady pace going ... Read more
45 Mile Endurance Ride Today
It was a bit chilly today, about 55 degrees, but the wind was fairly still and the sun was shining bright. So I set out for a 45 mile ride on a very lumpy course. The first half or so went pretty well, but I went out way too fast and got somewha... Read more
40 Mile Endurance Ride Today
In preparation for my big ride to Duluth and back (150 miles each way, riding there in one day and back in one day after a little rest), I took a 40 mile endurance ride today. It's in the low 70s with a slight WNW wind, and clear blue skies here... Read more
Aerobic Endurance Ride Today: 3-2 Intervals
What a beautiful day in Minnesota! It's in the low 70s with slight wind and clear blue skies. So I went out for an aerobic endurance ride today that goes like this. Warm up for 5-10 minutes, and then push the pace near to your limit for three mi... Read more
36 Mile Endurance Ride Today
It was a very nice day, a very nice ride, and I'm very tired! My big cycling goal this year is to ride to Duluth MN in one day (150 miles) and then back home in one day, a... Read more
Chilly Ride, Good Ride Today
It was a bit chilly out today, temps in the high 40s, cloud cover, and a 10 mph ENE wind. I chose to take a 22 mile out and back ride that takes me west for 11 miles and th... Read more
22 Mile Cadence Ride Today
It's in the low 50s in the Minneapolis area today, with 5-10 mph winds out of the WNW. So I decided to take one of my favorite out and back rides which took me 11 miles in... Read more
Bike Ride Today: Brutal and Blissful!
Well, the winds were blowing at a sustained pace of 25-30 mph in the Minneapolis area today, with gusts into the 40s and 50s. So I thought it would be a good day for a bike ride!
The wind was coming out of the west, so I decided to begin b... Read more
Endurance Ride - 31.2 Miles
My major cycling goal for this year is to ride from Elk River, MN (suburb of Minneapolis) to Duluth, MN in one day, to rest for two days and then ride back in one day. It's about 150 miles each way, so I plan to ride about 300 miles in two days ... Read more
Cadence Workout Today
It's set to be a beautiful day here in Minneapolis, and I'm eager to get out on my bike! I can hear it now: "Can Charlie come out and play?" The plan is to take a 10 mile ride focused on cadence. So after a 10 minute warmup, I'll take the cadenc... Read more
Crazy Winds and an Adjustment to the Plan
Well, I was set to take a 10-15 mile cadence workout ride today. It's warm out, about 50 degrees, and the skies are clear as can be, however, the winds are blowing at 25-30 mph with gusts up around 50...and I'm just not in the mood!
Tomorr... Read more
Monster Bike Ride: Duluth and Back or Bust!
This week I began my 16 week training plan to prepare myself for what I'm calling "Duluth and Back or Bust!" My plan is to ride my bike from Elk River, MN to Duluth, MN in one day (150 miles), rest for two days, and then ride back home in one da... Read more
Some Pics from India
Here are just a few pics from my time in India. I was in a village called Ventrapragada which is near a city called Vijayawada. I was teaching pastors and others interested in Christian ministry how to teach and preach the Bible.
Almost th... Read more
Back from India
I had a great trip to India. It was hot, very hot, but the time was well spent and I'm very glad I went. It's good to be home, though I have some recovering to do. I took a "nap" at 4:00 p.m. yesterday and ended up sleeping for 8 hours. So now i... Read more
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