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I'm Back

Tuesday, May 26, 2015      1 comments

Took 2+ weeks off in order to visit my new great granddaughter and my sisters. Just before my trip began, I was hit with a leaky passenger side leak in my '09 Volvo. I'd already had to pay over $2,500 for various repairs and this one was over $3... Read more

A Challenging Month and a Surprise

Tuesday, May 12, 2015      1 comments

May is turning out to be a very difficult month. Between the very bad allergies and the constant rain, it's becoming difficult to put in some miles. Hopes it clears up soon. On another positive note, I found out that I'm officially a great grand... Read more

Very Nice Ride

Monday, April 27, 2015      3 comments

Well, we did our first century of the year. Almost 4,000 feet of climbing and plenty of wind. But, the body hung tough and I did my fastest 100-miler ever. Seems that I get stronger as the ride gets longer. Many young studs were passed by this b... Read more

Super Week

Saturday, April 18, 2015      1 comments

To lead the active life that I lead, I must be and am retired. This past week I cycled 297+ miles and 1,537 minutes of exercise (walking/training dogs, lifting, and cycling). Folks, I'm a beat up 70 year old that's not supposed to be able to do ... Read more

A Great Month

Sunday, April 12, 2015      2 comments

Now that the weather has opened up in South Texas, I am taking advantage of the opportunity and logging some cycling miles. So far this month I've logged 396 miles. I must admit that luck has played a part in this accomplishment. It's been raini... Read more

An Organized Ride Was Had

Saturday, April 04, 2015      3 comments

I expected the worst and ended up doing well. The weather was cloudy and winds were screaming at 22 MPH with gusts upwards into the 30's. The long ride was a 60-miler and not too many folks joined in the "FUN". The beginning 20 miles was bearabl... Read more

Perhaps a Wet Ride

Friday, April 03, 2015      5 comments

I have an organized bike ride tomorrow and the forecast is for rain during most of the day. Depending on other conditions, I may be a wet noodle by the time I finish the 100K ride. I don't mind being wet, but I do mind being wet and cold. So, ho... Read more

A Super Celebration

Monday, February 23, 2015      3 comments

So, Saturday was my big "70" birthday. My very best buddy and wife told me that she had planned a get-together with family on Sunday. So, I was really looking forward to seeing the Gang. When Sunday afternoon came, Surprise, surprise...sister-in... Read more

The Coolest Thing

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      1 comments

I have been training my Aussie in agility for a bit more than a year. My current trainer told me that I needed to exercise my dog more so as to allow him to have more endurance. So, I began researching those attachments to the bike that allow th... Read more


Sunday, February 15, 2015      3 comments

Took out my wallet and signed up for 5 organized rides ranging in distance between 62 and 100 miles. We'll add some more later in the year. I try to do at least 12 organized rides each year. Great way to meet folks and have a great time. One of ... Read more


Friday, January 30, 2015      2 comments

The weather has been real bike friendly lately. In the 70's the last 3 days. Thoroughly enjoyed my rides. If only those temperatures held for a while. On the nutritional front, we're doing good. With RAGBRAI coming up, have to get lean and mean.... Read more


Wednesday, January 28, 2015      2 comments

For the past 4 years, I have come out and invited whomever is interested in a challenge, to come out and join the thousands other who come out to Iowa and traverse the state in 7 days. This year's route was announced Saturday and it looks very d... Read more

Real Crazy!

Monday, January 26, 2015      1 comments

So far, January has been one nutty month. The temperatures have been vacillating between 30 degrees one day and 75 degrees the next. Additionally, the rains and wind have made cycling a real challenge. But, we must continue to "Do It. While it m... Read more


Wednesday, January 14, 2015      4 comments

For South Texas, it has been on crazy winter. It's been unseasonably cold, rainy , and windy. I could not ride for 3 days, then was able to ride for 3. Today, unable to ride. It's reay frustrating. But, I should not complain cause the folks in t... Read more


Friday, January 09, 2015      3 comments

It was indeed very cold yesterday. I pondered as to wether or not to bike and decided to go out there and give it a try. After 2+ hours on the bike and many weird looks from my neighbors and friends, I survived the ride and felt real good at the... Read more

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