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4/15/10 'Splorin' I Will Go and Some Seriously Deep Thinkin' (Almost)
Thursday, April 15, 2010      5 comments

Today was just flat out amazing. No other way to put it. I took Frau Blucher out for breakfast with stops by the high school (The Boy left his keys at home), and the Drive Thru first. Right away, I knew the ride would be special. As soon as I go... Read more
4/14/10 Getting Reacquainted with Frau
Wednesday, April 14, 2010      1 comments

Let me tell you about Frau Blucher. She was my first adult bike. I'm not counting my Schwinn Varsity as it came into my life for my 13th birthday and, as fond of it as I am (whenever I come across one at a yard sale I have a great struggle not g... Read more
4/13/10 I Love It When Stuff Happens
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      4 comments

I had planned on a slow, easy day today. A gentle spin to breakfast and then to a park to walk, honk at geese, and lay on the grass and watch the clouds. However, when I got to the park, a hill started calling me, and I had to answer. The h... Read more
4/12/10 When is 14.2 mph Scary? or, Guess I Needed a Rest Day, After All
Monday, April 12, 2010      2 comments

I had high hopes for today. Wasn't planning much in the way of speed work, but I was looking forward doing one particular hill over and over. 6 years or so ago I used to need granny to get up it. For the last few years, I don't even think of gra... Read more
4/11/10 Sometimes, You Just Wanna Throttle 'em....
Sunday, April 11, 2010      2 comments

I had a fairly long ride planned for today. A meandering 25 to 30 miles up to my girlfriend's to mow her yard and then another meandering 25 to 30 miles home. I made it to her place in a little over 25 miles, got the yard mowed, enjoyed a couple... Read more
4/10/10 SWEET!
Saturday, April 10, 2010      1 comments

Talk about a sweet ride.... It wasn't very long, just a shade under 18 miles, but boy howdy, was it fun. I had about an hour to fit in a spin before taking my daughter to a party. I started improvising the route right of the bat and about 30 min... Read more
4/9/10b: F1 + John Bryan 6 Hour Race For Relief = Fun with Cul de Sacs
Friday, April 09, 2010      0 comments

I finally got moving today. Had to make an unscheduled trip to my favorite restaurant for some portabella soup and a way, way, too tasty grilled cheese and bacon sandwich as the reason to get moving. A word about the sandwich: there is so many ... Read more
4/9/10a Where'd I Put my Legwarmers?
Friday, April 09, 2010      3 comments

So I'm in bed, looking up the weather on line. Currently, it's 41 outside, and sunny. It won't crack 50 until after noon, and then it's too late. I want to ride, but I can't remember where my leg warmers are stashed. Even though I raced bare le... Read more
4/8/10 A Chill Wind Blew (WARNING: This Entry Rambles)
Thursday, April 08, 2010      0 comments

Today is an in your face type reminder of South West Ohio fickle spring weather. For days it's been in the high 70s and low 80s. Storms roared through overnight and today I rode to breakfast in damp, low 50s weather. Things were chilly, but not ... Read more
4/7/10 The Road of Character, then Sweet Agony
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      3 comments

There's a road up here that I just love. It runs north and south, and bisects a nice neighborhood. Going north it goes very slightly down hill and I, a fat, old guy, can maintain at least 25 (the speed limit), pedal easy in the big ring, and b... Read more
4/6/10 Sucks Acting Adult (Recurring Theme)
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      2 comments

It is absolutely gorgeous today. A little breezy, but beautiful. So, after breakfast with my Dad, instead of pointing the bike north towards the farm country, I pointed it south so I could do laundry. Laundry! Any self respecting person with a h... Read more
4/6/10 Tri Training has Begun (Sort of).
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      2 comments

This weekend I started training for my first triathalon. The tri involves 3.5 miles of canoeing, 12 miles cycling, and 6 miles running (according to my daughter). I got talked into it last fall. My team's admin was riding with me to a 'cross rac... Read more
4/5/10 Imagine That....
Monday, April 05, 2010      2 comments

Just got in from a ride. 20 miles with intervals tossed in. I had planned on taking a 30 mile or so ride along the Peacock and Prisons loop and out just a little farther north to a road with a significant climb. Weather changed that. The wind wa... Read more
4/2/10 Brain Damage, Taxes, Yard Work, and the Weight of Roadkill Odor
Saturday, April 03, 2010      1 comments

Before we go on there is something you must know about me: I'm brain damage. My sisters say it stems from being dropped on my head mutliple times at birth. I think it might have more to do the 9 iron upside the head when I was 10 or the 2 concu... Read more
4/1/10 I Was Briefly Fast, But Then...
Thursday, April 01, 2010      1 comments

I rode to the doc's this morning. It was about a 2 mile ride and taking the bike made me about 5 minutes late, but the doc was happy as she has ordered me to ride everyday. I didn't pay much attention to perceived exertion on the way there. The ... Read more

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