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Training Plan for The Ride Across Minnesota

Tuesday, June 22, 2010      1 comments

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

Monday, June 21, 2010      0 comments

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...

Sunday, June 20, 2010      3 comments

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!

Saturday, June 19, 2010      2 comments

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! 200.0 miles 1... Read more

Debrief of my 150-Mile Bike Ride, Part 3

Friday, June 18, 2010      0 comments

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

Friday, June 18, 2010      0 comments

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!

Thursday, June 17, 2010      1 comments

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

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      1 comments

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

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      3 comments

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!

Monday, June 14, 2010      1 comments

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

Computer Problems

Sunday, June 13, 2010      2 comments

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

Saturday, June 12, 2010      0 comments

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...

Friday, June 11, 2010      1 comments

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

Thursday, June 10, 2010      0 comments

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

Wednesday, June 09, 2010      0 comments

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

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