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Renewed Passion to Lose a Little Weight
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      1 comments

I have been plateaued at 213-218 for one year now. I've tried so many different ways to continue losing but nothing has seemed to work. I'm not overly concerned about this because I feel relatively healthy and happy, I'm eating well each day, I'... Read more
Nice 22-Miler Today
Monday, May 31, 2010      1 comments

The wife and I took a wonderful 22-mile bike ride today. The weather was perfect, 75 degrees or so with a slight ssw wind and partly cloudy skies. We stopped half way through to enjoy a nice cup of coffee together and then headed back home. What... Read more
Another Lazy Day
Sunday, May 30, 2010      0 comments

Church was great this morning and then I came home and did a few things I had to get started today. But since then I've just been lounging around, waiting to hang out with some friends this evening for Memorial Day. Hope you're having a go... Read more
Debrief of my 100-Mile Bike Ride
Saturday, May 29, 2010      0 comments

As part of my training for the 200 mile ride on June 19, I went for a 100 mile ride yesterday. Several hours after the ride I thoroughly debriefed in my cycling journal and I thought I'd share portions of what I wrote as it relates to all the bl... Read more
Took a 100-Mile Bike Ride Today
Friday, May 28, 2010      0 comments

As part of my plan to get ready for the double century on June 19, I took a 100 mile bike ride today. It went well and I have lots of thoughts about it but I'm exhausted and I'm going to bed!... Read more
Double Century Training Plan: Part 6
Thursday, May 27, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday I shared some of the exercises I do on "speed days" and today I'd like to share some of the ones I do on "strength days." 1. Big Chain Ring: pick a course with rolling hills and stay in the big chain ring throughout the duration ... Read more
Double Century Training Plan: Part 5
Wednesday, May 26, 2010      0 comments

Several days ago I blogged about my on-the-bike training plan for my double century. Today I want to share some of the exercises I do on my "speed days" and then tomorrow I'll share some of the exercises I do on "strength days." 1. Maximum... Read more
Double Century Training Plan: Part 4
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      1 comments

Over the last few days I've been writing about my double century training plan and so far I've covered (1) the on-the-bike plan, (2) the nutrition plan, and (3) the rest plan. Today I'd like to cover the fourth and final part of my plan, namely,... Read more
Double Century Training Plan: Part 3
Sunday, May 23, 2010      0 comments

I've been doing quite a bit of reading about doing a double century and I've come to see that there are four major areas which must be given attention: on-the-bike training, nutrition, rest, and mental toughness. I've already blogged about the f... Read more
Double Century Training Plan: Part 2
Friday, May 21, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday I blogged about my on-the-bike training plan for my up-coming double century (200 miles in one day) and today I'd like to say just a few words about my nutrition plan. First, I want to acknowledge the obvious: good nutrition over... Read more
Double Century Training Plan: Part 1
Thursday, May 20, 2010      0 comments

As some of you know, Iím planning to ride in the Paul Bunyan Double Century on Saturday, June 19. That means weíll be riding 200 miles in one day which is 85 miles farther than Iíve ever ridden in one day! This is something Iím taking very serio... Read more
Finally Feeling Rested
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      2 comments

Adjusting to life in the States after being in India for one month has been harder than expected. I have been resting as much as possible for the past four days and I'm just now starting to feel rested and ready to re-engage in life here. My fri... Read more
Back on the Bike Today
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      0 comments

I've been out of the country for the last month and thus unable to ride my bike but today I get back in the saddle again! In a mere six weeks I'm planning to take a 200-mile one-day bike ride with my cycling club. My previous one-day dista... Read more
Eating in India
Monday, May 17, 2010      2 comments

I just returned from one month in India and eating the food was probably the hardest part of the journey. I was in a fairly remote part of the country among poor people and they eat loads of rice with a veggie they call "dall." I'm not sure what... Read more
Played Soccer Everyday for One Month
Sunday, May 16, 2010      1 comments

While I was in India and completely out of my cycling routine, I had hoped to do something to stay in shape but I wasn't sure what. That "something" ended up being that I played soccer with the kids from the orphanage for 1-2 hours everyday, and... Read more

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