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I Surpassed the 2,500 Mile Mark on My Bike!!!
For the last two years my goal has been to ride my bike for 2500 miles. Last year I only made it to 2292 but this year I did it--by the grace of God, I did it!
I was so excited when my odometer hit 2500 today that I shouted out loud--boy a... Read more
Lunch Ideas, anyone?
So I've been commuting on my bike lately and all I have to carry my stuff is a backpack. Perhaps someday I'll buy a little trailer but for now it's just the backpack. The one issue I've been having with this is bringing food for lunch because it... Read more
Oh boy, am I sleepy!
It's been a long week at work. The wife and I decided to take a couple of days away to connect with one another and the Lord, but in order to do that I had to work some very long days this week, like 14-16 hour days. We did have a wonderful time... Read more
Off for a 25 Mile Bike Ride
My wife and I are hanging out in Wabasha MN today, just spending some time alone and with the Lord. We've decided to take a bike ride today that starts off going up one of the bluffs--about a 5 mile climb--and then loops back to the Mississippi ... Read more
Going to Wabasha MN Today
Every once in a while my wife and I get away together, and now is one of those times. We're heading down to Wabasha MN which is in the southeastern part of the state right on the mighty Mississippi river. The fall colors ought to be beautiful, a... Read more
65 Miles Away from My Goal
For the last two years one of my fitness goals has been to put in 2500 miles on the bicycle. Last year I fell 208 miles short, but this year I'm already at 2435 miles with 16 days left to go (fyi, I take Nov-Dec off the bike just to mix up my tr... Read more
Chilly Commute on the Bicycle Today
It's been very warm in the Twin Cities these days and so I've been wearing shorts because I can. Well, this morning I put on my shorts, got on the bike, headed out the garage and soon realized it was a bit colder than usual this morning! I just ... Read more
Commuting on the Bike
My 16 year old daughter recently got her license and so lately it's been easiest to just have her take the car and have me ride my bike to work and around town. I live about 3.5 miles from my office and the town in which I work is small so it's ... Read more
Cadence Interval Workout Today
Today I'm scheduled to work on cadence, so here's the workout I plan to do:
Cadence Intervals: within and aerobic ride, and after a good warm-up, hold your cadence for 1 minute at 100+ and 1 then minute at 90+; 2 minutes at 100+ and 2 minu... Read more
Back to Serious Training This Week
Because my rear wheel cracked and I got undisciplined with my diet, I got a little lax with my training in the last month. I've still ridden a fair amount but I haven't been very intentional with each ride adn I'm starting to notice the differen... Read more
Better Nutrition = Higher Average Speeds
Well, it's only been a couple of days, but I've gotten very disciplined again about my diet and what do you know, the average speeds have gone right back up again. Did about 20 miles at 18 mph average which is good for me, so I'm happy and all t... Read more
Bad Nutrition = Slow Average Speeds
To be honest, I haven't been eating well lately. We've had someone living with us and though we love her very much her presence has disrupted our normal routines. Part of what that means is that my eating patterns have been much harder to contro... Read more
Hoping to get a wheel today
As I said yesterday, I think it was, my rear wheel broke on my bike and I've been waiting for a new one. Hopefully I'll be able to pick it up today and get back on the road!... Read more
This Week's Plan is Out the Window
Well, my cycling plan for the week is history since my rear wheel cracked. It's been hard finding a good replacement in my price range but I'm hopeful that I can put something together by Friday. Then I will ride as much as I can to make up for ... Read more
Plan for the Week
Today is my one day off per week so I'm just laying around thinking about the Lord and life and what the week ahead is going to look like. As far as exercise goes, here's what's on my mind:
Tuesday: 10-15 mile strength ride (work on climbi... Read more