Category Archives: Bikes

Too Little Riding

Buying a car has been bad for my bike commuting.  I’ve driven most days since buying it. I did get back on the bike yesterday, and I wore my “Zombie Raccoon” Bike Commuter Cabal jersey for a 30-mile round trip … Continue reading

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Weekly Average Weight for July 11, 2015

My average weight for the week ending 7/11/2015: 264.3 lbs Down from last week: 0.5 lbs Down since I re-started on 6/1/2015: 10.3 lbs Weight until goal: 89.3 lbs I mentioned I was going to start posting my weekly average weight posts again… … Continue reading

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Bike Commuting and Road Treasure

After buying a car on Monday, my bike commuting took a hit.  I drove the car everyday until yesterday (Friday).  On Friday, I rode the bike.  I did it partially because I like riding my bike, and partially because Diane … Continue reading

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Four Wheels Is Good Sometimes

After a few years of living car-free, things have changed.  My life changed.  I married Diane.  I got another dog that doesn’t easily fit on a bike.  My new job is farther from home. Although Diane has her Explorer, it … Continue reading

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Weight Loss – Really!

The (mostly) no-beer June thing paid off, as did the longer commute and watching what I eat. On 6/1/2015 my weight was 274.6.  It slowly dropped from there.  Weekly averages below: 6/6 274.3 6/13 271.3 6/20 269.9 6/27 268.7 7/4 … Continue reading

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Different Commuting Rig

The recumbent isn’t really working for me as a commuter bike.  I rode the new Space Horse (single speed) on Friday, but I had to install a rear rack to do so.  That’s not the point of that bike, so … Continue reading

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Tired

28 miles today.  I had to run to the bank before work.  I had a late day at the office, then rode home. The temperature was nicer.  Traffic was lighter.  That’s all nice, but I’m really tired.  I’d forgotten how … Continue reading

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New Job!

Yesterday was my first day at a new job, but I drove.  I wasn’t sure where I would park a bike, change clothes, and I had to drive a little ways away for a drug test.  Yep.  Safest to drive … Continue reading

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A Tour Without a Plan

Last Wednesday, I realized time was running out before I start my new job and have to go back to the daily grind.  I posted on G+ asking about locals for an overnight bike camping trip.  Nobody was very certain … Continue reading

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New Bike in the House!

A number of years ago, I bought a 1980s Raleigh Record converted to a single-speed.  I liked it.  It was comfortable.  I eventually had headset problem and a poor repair attempt damaged the fork. I later bought another 1980s road … Continue reading

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Retail Therapy Part Two

No, this isn’t about the bike yet.  Sorry.  Soon, I promise. I’ve had the same glasses for four years.  I wear them every day.  It was time to replace them. I rode 3.5 miles to the vision center yesterday, and … Continue reading

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Retail Therapy

Yes, retail therapy is probably not healthy.  I’ve taken money I’ve not spent on beer this month and ordered a new bike.  This is just a tease.  More later, once I have it and can take pictures.

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Job News

Yay!  I get to stay employed!  Yay!  I get a week and half off between jobs!  Boo!  I don’t get paid for that time off! My contract job ends this Wednesday.  It’s been a fun 18 months, but it’s time … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Ride

Tim convinced me to get up this morning for a ride.  The rSogn was the steed of choice.  It hasn’t been ridden much.  It’s the only bike I have that still have drop bars, but I figured a few hours … Continue reading

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Do or Die

There’s something about nice round numbers or dates that appeals to me.  So today, June 1st, 2015, is a new start. As mentioned yesterday, I’m not drinking beer during the month of June.  I’m not a fan of liquor and … Continue reading

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I Rode to a Job Interview Recently

I had a job interview downtown recently.  I rode there in a suit. I also had an interview on the East End, but I drove due to distance and weather. Wish me luck!

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Beer-Free for a Month

My weight gain has continued.  I’ve also continued to drink too much beer. I can’t (yet) commit to quitting beer, but I can commit to quitting it for a month.  June is that month. Since the weather has been nicer, … Continue reading

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Trail Riding and Bike Changes

Since going to friction-shifting on the Fargo, the ten-speed rear has been a bit of a pain. Tim recommended a short ride at Waverly this morning.  I got up early and replaced the ten-speed chain and cassette with 8-speed equivalents. … Continue reading

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November 23rd Gravel Adventure Ride

Timothy has been putting on Gravel Adventure Rides for the Louisville Bicycle Club.  I attended one last month. Tim and I went together.  I think we had a total of six riders.  The ride started in New Washington Indiana.  This … Continue reading

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Updates, More Riding?

I’d meant to “catch up” on what interesting things I’ve done this year, but I’m falling behind. I did a bike camping trip with Tim back in September.  I don’t have time to write about it. My mileage for the … Continue reading

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More Adventure

Tim and I had big plans for last weekend.  We were going to drive to Texas to ride with Pondero.  We were concerned about weather on the return trip, and stayed closer to home. Saturday was Tim’s birthday, and we usually … Continue reading

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Fargo Changes

After the rides I did earlier in the year on the Fargo, the drop bars were really hurting me.  I decided to take a risk and make some changes. I bought Jones H-Bar handlebars, Silver Shifters, and Paul Thumbies, some … Continue reading

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August 16th, Ferdinand Gravel Ride

I’m still trying to catch up with my writing.  I’m showing that I actually did ride this year. Ferdinand State Forest in Indiana has some wonderful gravel roads.  Tim and I headed out there on August 16th for some adventure. … Continue reading

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August 10th, Miles With Tim

After our Charlestown Pizza ride in July, Tim and I wanted to revisit the area, but on a longer ride. So, on August 10th we headed out through Utica toward Charlestown.  I was on the rSogn, Tim was riding his … Continue reading

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Fun Ride, Poor Body

In January of 2013, I joined Tim, Patrick, and Timothy for a sloppy-winter gravel ride out of Marengo Indiana.  Today, it was Tim, Timothy, Jeff, and I. Last time was a planned 40-mile ride, but was shortened a bit.  This … Continue reading

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