Monthly Archives: April 2012

30 Days of Biking – Day 30 – Soggy

I rode to work and then back home in warm weather.  The afternoon sky smelled of rain, but I never felt a drop.  The 7.7 mile round-trip was my normal route. After I got home and took care of the … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Day 29 – Short

I really had good intentions of another 30+ mile ride today.  That didn’t happen.  I rode down to the bar and back, for a grand total of one mile. I did get a lot of housework done though.

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30 Days of Biking – Day 28 – Bricks

Asher mentioned that he wanted to get out on a ride Saturday.  He also mentioned some beast called Peterson Avenue, which I’d never heard of.  I basically said that I can handle any in-town terrain on my single-speed.  We met … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Day 27 – Bacon

Another short mileage day, at 7.7 miles. After work, Robin and I went to the Bacon Ball put on by the LVAA.  This time of year, with the Derby related stuff, is bad for my health.  I ate a lot … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Day 26 – Birthday

Yes, Thursday was my birthday.  I rode my normal 7.7 mile commute.  After I got home, Robin treated me to dinner at Za’s Pizza.  We were joined by my daughter and her boyfriend, and Robin’s daughter. I drank beer and … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Day 25 – Eventful

I had a busy day.  I had to take the Big Dummy to the bike shop after work.  I needed transportation after dropping it off, so I rode the Big Dummy to work, towing the single-speed.  I’ve often called my … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Days 22, 23, and 24

Sunday – Day 22 I met up with Tim for a Coffee ride.  We started at Heine’s, had an urban ride around town, and ended at Quill’s.  I then walked across the street to Vic’s Classic Bikes and looked around. … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Day 21

I went for a short ride in the light rain early this morning to get coffee.  It was only 2.1 miles, but I’m leaving town for the day. Today is Thunder Over Louisville.  The event can be fun, but it’s … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Day 20

I needed to buy dog food, so I rode the Big Dummy to work.  After work, I rode to Feeder’s Supply.  After my last fiasco hauling dog food (bike fell over breaking a brake lever and my Kindle), I loaded … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Days 18 and 19

Yesterday was just a simple commute.  My normal 7.7 mile round-trip route.  The morning was quite cool, so I wore a hat, gloves, and jacket.  The jacket was too much.  I started getting sweaty before I got to work. I … Continue reading

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Touring in June

Last year, I did a five-day (four of riding, one of rest) tour to Indianapolis and back.  It was in March, so I stayed in hotels.  I’ve had two overnight trips since then, but not a multi-day trip. I’ve now … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Day 17

It was a chilly ride to work this morning.  I spotted a fellow commuter (a woman who recently had a bike stolen, but I don’t remember her name) and gave chase. Why did I have to chase?  Maybe it’s natural competitiveness. … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Day 16

Today’s weather forecast called for thunderstorms.  I was getting ready for work this morning when the storms rolled through around 7:00am.  It was mostly just wind and rain. I left home about 8:30.  The rain had tapered to a drizzle, … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Days 14 and 15

Not a whole lot to say about day 14.  I rode about a half mile, just so I could say I was on the bike.  I did spend the day with Robin, and that was a fair trade-off. On Sunday, … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Day 13

Yesterday was Friday the 13th.  I’m not superstitious, and it was an uneventful bicycle commute. I had intended to get out early and ride the LBC populaire this morning, but once I got up, I changed my mind and went … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Day 12

My round-trip commute to work and back was a measly 7.7 miles.  It was an easy ride on the single-speed.  After arriving home, I made a grocery list, and headed back out for a whole 1.5 miles to the local … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Day 11

I didn’t ride to work today, Robin drove me.  I slept poorly and woke feeling bad.  I did get a half mile in after work, but that was mostly so I could say I was on the bike. I accidently … Continue reading

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Blog Trouble

I’ve been having all kinds of issues with this blog since switching hosts.  Expect it to disappear temporarily with no warning.  I may migrate again.

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Crap

I’m enjoying food and beer at Four Pegs. This won’t help my weight.

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30 Days of Biking – Day 10

I had hoped to ride at least ten miles today.  I only rode 7.7.  Taking the long way to work would have done it.  Taking the long way home would have too.  I could run an errand and hit the … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Day 9

I spent some time with Robin and her family on Easter.  I’m glad I got my early morning ride in, as by evening, I was feeling ill.  I went home and tried to sleep it off. This morning was bad. … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Easter Edition

I got up at 4:30am, had coffee and and oatmeal and prepared for an early ride with Tim.  He sent me a message that he wasn’t well, and wouldn’t be at the ride. I was going to ride anyway.  My … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Days 5,6, and 7

On Thursday, I rode to work and back, 7.5 miles.  That’s it.  Nothing special.  No extra errands.  After arriving home Robin and I went to Rich O’s Public House for pizza and beer.  We took her car.  I over-indulged in … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Day 4

I had an uneventful ride to work this morning.  It had rained overnight, but skies had cleared before time for work. At 5:00pm the rain was coming down hard, but I worked late and it was barely raining by 6:20pm … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking – Day 3

My DiNotte lights that I bought back in 2008 show signs of wear.  The cables were fraying.  The batteries don’t last as long.  DiNotte has a reputation for good service.  I have them a call yesterday to see what my … Continue reading

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