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1-30-10 Better
Sunday, January 31, 2010      0 comments

I'm not quite ready to hit the road for a nice long ride, just yet. Maybe in the morning after Sunday school. Maybe Monday. Tonight I got in 45 minutes on my windtrainer. Nothing hard, just a medium paced, constant effort that did more for my mi... Read more
1-28-10 What the?
Thursday, January 28, 2010      2 comments

I was feeling good about this year. Exercising nearly every day. Watching food consumption. Then the wheels came off. Last week was, on a more important level than Spark People, an epic disaster narrowly averted...for now. This week, I've been s... Read more
1-19-10 A Little Light...
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      0 comments

It's amazing what bikes do for me. Today, in the midst of one of the bleakest 3 day stretches in recent memory, during a time when everywhere I look another shoe is dropping on my head, I had to move 2 bikes from my apartment to my Dad's bas... Read more
1-17-10 What a Weekend
Monday, January 18, 2010      0 comments

I took the brood to Nashville for a weekend of cyclocross and visiting family. The family portion of the weekend was incredible. Can't wait to get back. The cyclocross part was just unbelievable. Saturday's race (#3 in a 4 race series) had... Read more
1-15-10 No Ride, No Biggie
Friday, January 15, 2010      0 comments

No ride today, but that's not a problem. Today's a travel day. Shortly it will be off to Tennessee for some weekend cyclocross races. Given that I weigh enough to make 1.5 crossers, I'm prolly in for a good shelling, but that's secondary. The... Read more
1-14-10 If Only I Didn't Have To Go To Work....
Thursday, January 14, 2010      1 comments

What a glorious day...sunny, 42 degrees...and I have to go to work. When I rode to breakfast, I intentionally took my mtb. I've been using it exclusively this year because of the sketchy road conditions (plus, it's fun to aim at the occasional s... Read more
1-13-10 Best Laid Plans...
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      0 comments

Normally, Tuesday is breakfast with Dad day. Yesterday, he had some doctor appointments so we met at the diner today. The plan was to get up at 8, get up and moving, ride up to breakfast, then come home and work on my budget, housework, and bike... Read more
1-12-10 Almost Spring. NOT!!!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      0 comments

Didn't quite get as much of a ride in as I wanted. I was hoping for 10 miles and ended up with 5.9. Near downtown the smells from a new cafe enticed me in for a Gardenburger and ham and bean soup. On the way home the weather seemed a bit bipo... Read more
1-11-10 A New Week
Monday, January 11, 2010      1 comments

I spent the weekend eating pizza and watching football. Had planned on doing bike maintenance and riding the trainer. Today, I started off with my scheduled strength training and a 4.5 mile ride while the laundry was in the washer. This was incr... Read more
1-8-10 Man, I Miss My Beard
Friday, January 08, 2010      0 comments

Once upon a time, I used to have a beard. It stayed with me for about 7 years, or so, until a change in grooming requirements in my job required me to shave. For 23 years I was beardless. Last fall I was challenged. On of the cyclocross series I... Read more
1-7-2010 The Weather Outside's Delightful
Thursday, January 07, 2010      0 comments

I got my first ride in since Sunday's race. It was a snowy commute to the diner for breakfast and do a couple errands. Every place I stopped, people seemed amazed I was riding. I don't get it. Just because I'm an adult doesn't mean I don't li... Read more
1-3-2o1o Race #2
Monday, January 04, 2010      0 comments

Second CX race of the year. Nearly same course as yesterday, but with enough changes to make it fresh. Got spanked. Still grinning. I now have a base line against which to measure improvement this year.... Read more
1-2-10 It Begins Again
Saturday, January 02, 2010      0 comments

Today was the first race of the New Year -- a CX race in Tennessee. It went about like I expected. I got spanked. I'm not sure, but I think being out of shape and 50 or so pounds over weight had at least a small role in the outcome. Tomorrow is ... Read more

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