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I Surpassed the 2,500 Mile Mark on My Bike!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010      2 comments

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?

Monday, October 18, 2010      0 comments

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!

Sunday, October 17, 2010      1 comments

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

Saturday, October 16, 2010      0 comments

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

Friday, October 15, 2010      2 comments

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

Thursday, October 14, 2010      2 comments

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

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      0 comments

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

Tuesday, October 12, 2010      1 comments

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

Monday, October 11, 2010      0 comments

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

Sunday, October 10, 2010      2 comments

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

Saturday, October 09, 2010      0 comments

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

Friday, October 08, 2010      0 comments

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

Thursday, October 07, 2010      2 comments

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

Wednesday, October 06, 2010      0 comments

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

Monday, October 04, 2010      0 comments

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


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