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Glory Bound - Heart Ride V
Saturday, September 03, 2011      2 comments

I'm still trying to figure out the heat. Last week was gorgeous in Central Indiana. Today, there's a chance for record heat. However, it wasn't a valid reason to delay this year's Heart Ride! I left the house just before 7:30, in hopes of beatin... Read more
Bunny Farm
Saturday, April 30, 2011      1 comments

So, the wind was a little too severe to ride today, but according to the weather forecast, after the rains blow through tonight, I may be able to ride tomorrow. And, after all the rain we had, I really needed to cut the grass. Or at least that w... Read more
On the Road, again
Saturday, April 09, 2011      3 comments

I didn't think I was going to get a ride in today. It started out cold and rainy, and I don't do cold and rainy. But, the rain cleared off and the afternoon was wonderful. So since the weather decided to cooperate, I got the bike out. This ... Read more
My "Other" School
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      1 comments

Some may know this, but to make sense of this post, I'll tell it in its entirety. I fell in love with the University of Notre Dame when shortly after my fourth birthday, when they tied Michigan State in The Game of the Century. Back then, it was... Read more
First ride on the roads this year
Saturday, March 12, 2011      5 comments

After waiting for a month now, the weather finally acquiesced, and allowed me to get out on the roads! And, while I expected there to be A drop from the end of last year's rides, I was hoping that the inside rides would keep me from dying. ... Read more
EARTHQUAKE!!!
Thursday, December 30, 2010      8 comments

No, really. We had an earthquake here in North Central Indiana. The truly sad thing is that that the epicenter was about 25 miles away, and my wife and I didn't know it!!!! Our daughter, who's 10 miles away but no closer called before they even ... Read more
A great Christmas
Saturday, December 25, 2010      3 comments

My wife and I just got back from my folks' Christmas. We were fed well, and entertained by a combination of nieces and great-nieces: 4 girls between the ages of 2 and 7. One of those girls will be 4 in March, and I know that because her Mo... Read more
Christmas Ride Update v. 2
Sunday, December 12, 2010      7 comments

This morning I completed day 22's ride on the challenge, meaning that the trip is now 2/3 complete. I've noticed a couple of trends with the ride so far. For the first 11 days, the average distance was a little disappointing to me, at 7.92 ... Read more
Christmas Ride Challenge Update
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      2 comments

Today is Day 17 of this Stationary Bike Ride, and today is THE DAY: Today I will reach the Notre Dame Campus. I'll get a chance to buzz the grotto, maybe light a candle, check out the Hesburgh Library (Touchdown Jesus), I already see the Golden ... Read more
Seeing Progress
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      2 comments

Well, my Christmas challenge has reached the 1/3 pole, and I'm still riding the stationary bike every morning, 30 minutes. I was a little disappointed with the results of the past several days, because I haven't had an 8+ mile ride in 5 days. So... Read more
A new challenge for me!
Sunday, November 21, 2010      6 comments

I've been trying to think of something that will help to alleviate the boredom of riding the stationary bike. I was playing with a mapping program, and started laying out a route from Lapel to South Bend, because I was really bored this morning.... Read more
Looking forward on a gloomy day
Saturday, November 20, 2010      2 comments

It's been a cold, rainy, gloomy kind of a day today. So, there wasn't much of a chance to do much outside. I've finally gotten to feeling better, and my back is feeling pretty good, too. So, I'm going to start the stationary bike rides, again th... Read more
Last ride of the season...
Friday, November 12, 2010      10 comments

The weather in central Indiana this week has been incredible. I am not naive enough to believe this will continue much longer, so I took advantage of the holiday yesterday and a vacation day today, and got my butt out on the bike. I've not been ... Read more
Groundhog Year
Thursday, October 28, 2010      4 comments

October has pretty much been a wasted month. The first half I was sick and the second half I've been dealing with back problems. In addtion, this past Saturday was college Homecoming #25 and yesterday was my birthday(48). So, despite the fact th... Read more
Finally feeling better...
Saturday, October 09, 2010      2 comments

After 5 days on the antibiotics, I'm finally feeling more like myself. Which means two things: 1) I'm screaming my fool head off at the TV because my Irish are thumping Pitt, and 2) I wanna go for a bike ride really, really bad!!!! The weat... Read more

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