Monthly Archives: April 2009

Another Evening Ride

Since I haven’t ridden to work this week yet, I decided to squeeze in another 11-mile evening ride.  This time it wasn’t fully dark when I left, but was nearly so when I arrived home. I had three dogs give … Continue reading

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Spinach

I’ve been snacking on fresh spinach recently.  I bought a bag of pre-washed, ready-to-eat spinach and ate the whole bag with dinner a few nights ago.  It was supposed to be three servings, but at 20 calories per serving, I … Continue reading

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Not Bad for a Monday

Today’s weather is the epitome of a beautiful Spring day.  It turned out to be a good day for me, other than spending a good portion of it at work. I needed to drive to work due to running some … Continue reading

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Instead of Yard Work…

… I went on a ride with Tim.  Tim sent an email this morning to let me know he had some free time for a ride.  I knew I wouldn’t ride without a little prodding, and that email was all … Continue reading

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Weekly Average Weight for April 25, 2009

My average weight for the week ending 4/25/2009: 205.1 lbs Down from last week: 2.8 lbs Down since I started on 10/31/2007: 91.3 lbs My average loss per 30 days since 10/31/2007: 5.05 lbs Weight until goal: 30.1 lbs My … Continue reading

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Off-Topic Rambling

My reaction to having a nicer vehicle is much different that it would have been in the past.  In the past, I would have driven it as much as possible.  Today, I need to drive several hundred miles, but wish … Continue reading

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No Longer Car-Free

I really had intended on sticking out the car-free lifestyle for a while. After a discussion with Kristy about the future, and the realization that we will be in this house for a while, I decided to buy a vehicle. … Continue reading

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Engaging News

I have written about Kristy, my girlfriend, a little on here before.  She likes to keep her life private, so I can say little. What I can say, is that I asked her to be my wife, my bride, the … Continue reading

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Why I Ride

My commute home today summed up many of the reasons I ride my bike. The sun warming my face The goofy grin that comes with simple pleasure A strong tailwind for much of the ride, pushing me faster toward home … Continue reading

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Rainy Monday

The warmer weather has come to the Ohio River Valley.  It was 55 degrees at 7:00 a.m. when I left home today.  There was light rain and some wind. As I continued on my commute the light rain picked up … Continue reading

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A Tortuous, but Fun Ride

Today was the April RCCS ride.  This was the ride Tim dubbed the Paris-Redux ride, named after the Paris-Roubaix race in France.  Well, our ride wasn’t a race, and it was shorter, but it did go over slippery bricks, through … Continue reading

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Wrapping-Up the Work Week

I rode my bike to work and back Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (with some bus assistance). I wimped out on Thursday, and called a co-worker for a ride.  That co-worker was not able to give me a ride home, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Average Weight for April 18, 2009

My average weight for the week ending 4/18/2009: 207.9 lbs Down from last week: 2.4 lbs Down since I started on 10/31/2007: 88.5 lbs My average loss per 30 days since 10/31/2007: 4.96 lbs Weight until goal: 32.9 lbs Things … Continue reading

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Tired

Riding to work everyday, even when I use the bus for a portion of the trip, is starting to tire me out.  I’ve put 80 miles on in the last three days. I took it slower today, and used the … Continue reading

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3500 Calories?!

The extra bike riding of the last two days has made me extremely hungry.  I didn’t binge on anything, but I did eat almost constantly today.  I totalled it up, and it came out to just over 3500 calories.  I … Continue reading

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Officially Car-Free

My Kia was hauled off on a flatbed truck just a few minutes ago.  I have a wad of cash to deposit tomorrow morning.  It’s done.  I will miss that poor little car. My commute today was interesting.  I rode … Continue reading

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Weekly Average Weight for April 11, 2009

My average weight for the week is 210.3 lbs.  I’ve gained again.  The last several weeks have seen more gain than any time since I have started this project.  It’s painfully obvious in the chart on the right. Three changes … Continue reading

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Unintentially Car-Free

My poor Kia is out of service, possibly for good.  The timing belt broke this morning and some pretty serious engine damage came out of it.  I could repair or replace the engine, but the rest of the car isn’t … Continue reading

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Great Day for Riding

I got on the bike today.  I rode a partial commute from Jeffersonville into work.  It was still chilly in the morning, but the ride was good, and traffic didn’t get too backed up on the bridge. Nermal’s new back … Continue reading

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Weekly Average Weight for April 4, 2009

My average weight for the week ending 4/4/2009: 207.9 lbs Up from last week: 2.5 lbs Down since I started on 10/31/2007: 88.5 lbs My average loss per 30 days since 10/31/2007: 5.10 lbs Weight until goal: 32.9 lbs It … Continue reading

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I Wish I Had Brought a Camera

I spent Saturday driving to Michigan and back to pick up my youngest daughter.  Kristy went with me, and it was her first time in Michigan. I made a short detour on the way back to stop at a beach … Continue reading

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The Rain Missed Me

I was away from home overnight, and didn’t have time or energy to ride to work today. While driving home from work the storm clouds were blowing in.  The rain just missed me.  I was home for all of about … Continue reading

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Almost Rode to Work

Today looks to be the best day for bicycle commuting this week.  I got up at 5:00 a.m., showered, dressed in my cycling clothes, ate breakfast, packed my commuting stuff into the bags on Nermal, and headed out the door. … Continue reading

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