Training Plan for The Ride Across Minnesota
Now that my big one-day 200 mile ride is over I'm beginning preparation for our annual 5-day 300 mile ride for MS. It's called The Ride Across Minnesota, or TRAM for short, and here's my training plan for the next several weeks:
Monday: Of... Read more
Nice day of Rest
After so much training and then finally completing the 200 mile, one day ride last Saturday, it's so nice to just sit around a do nothing today!... Read more
I have that "pinch me" feeling...
Yesterday I rode my bike for 200 miles along with 48 others, well 3 did not finish. I'm so grateful for the grace and power of Jesus that helped me every step of the way, and I have that "pinch me" feeling, like, "did that really happen? Is it r... Read more
Elated & Exhausted--I just Rode my Bike for 200 Miles!
I am at once elated and exhausted--by the grace and power of Jesus I just rode my bike for 200 miles in one day and I did not die! Thanks, Lord, for your grace!
More later, for now here are the facts:
God is Good!
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Debrief of my 150-Mile Bike Ride, Part 3
I decided to post this today because I realized that I'm going to be doing my big ride tomorrow and I won't have time to Spark--Lord willing, I'll be out of the house at 4:00 am, on the rode by 5:00 a.m., and back home sometime before 10:00 pm. ... Read more
Debrief of my 150-Mile Bike Ride, Part 2
Finally got my computer fixed so here's part two of my ride debrief. The ride actually took place one week ago in preparation for my big 200 mile ride which is tomorrow.
At the beginning of the first loop I felt a bit tired but still fairl... Read more
YES--after 1 year I finally lost another pound!
I began pursuing health, again, in January of 2009 and went from 242 to 213 in about one year. But then my weight loss halted and I have hovered between 213-18 for the last year and have been unable to lose more. Lately I renewed my efforts beca... Read more
Final Training Ride Today
My computer is still in the hospital so I'm not able to post the rest of my debrief on my 150-mile ride. So instead I will simply report that today I took my final training ride before the big 200 mile ride. I went for a quick 22-miler and trie... Read more
Hit 213 Again after 1 Year
Last year I hit a low weight of 213 lbs but then my weight loss ground to a halt and I have been hovering between 214-18 for the last year. Recently, thanks to this month's challenge from the "Over 200 but not for long" team, I decided to pursue... Read more
So much meat and only up 0.4 lb!
Yesterday after church we went to a graduation party for one of our friends kids (grad parties are a big thing in Minnesota). The cook, my buddy Rick, is a butcher at a local grocery store and really knows how to prepare a piece of meat.
H... Read more
I hope to be able to blog more about my cycling adventure in the next few days but for now my computer wiped out and I have to get it fixed.... Read more
Debrief of my 150-Mile Bike Ride, Part 1
Yesterday, praise be to God, I took my last training ride before the Paul Bunyan Double Century on June 19. I have a whole lot to say about this one and so I'm going to spread my thoughts out over three days. Today I will blog about the basic fa... Read more
If it was just rain...
If it was just a little rain I would ride today but given that there is lightening and intermittent sheets of rain I will have to delay, or cancel, my 150-mile training ride. I still hope to get some miles in here and there today, and I do think... Read more
Ride 150-Miles in the Rain? Not Sure
I'm scheduled to ride my bicycle for 150 miles tomorrow as part of my training plan for the 200 mile ride on 6/19, however, the forecast is for 1-2" of rain, 15-20 mph se winds, and high humidity. It will take me over 9 hours to ride that many m... Read more
Two Days off the Bike
Well, I'm going to attempt a 150 mile bike ride this Friday and thus I'm taking today and tomorrow off the bike. I had a very good, intense 21 mile ride yesterday and now I need to heal up and focus my mind--150 miles is a very long way to ride ... Read more