Category Archives: Off-Topic

Goodbye Candy

Candy, my yellow lab, has been suffering for a while.  Things started to go downhill about a year ago.   She lost muscle and developed arthritis.  She slept most of the time. Recently, she hasn’t been willing to eat.  She’s lost … Continue reading

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Anti-Social Media?

When I was married to Kristy, she pressured me into joining Facebook.  After a while, the constant game notifications pushed me away.  I closed my account.  I had lived my life without social media (except this blog) and certainly didn’t … 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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Another Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday.  I had originally considered “riding my age”, meaning riding 40 miles, one mile for each year I’ve made it so far. I had errands to run after work, and my wife had plans for after that. … Continue reading

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Driving Sucks

One day, 640 miles, $120 in gas.

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Offline For a While

I’m not a great writer.  I often feel my writing to sum up interesting rides lacking.  I intended to write about yesterday’s rides, but couldn’t. Nothing else is really worth writing about.  I ride a bike to work every day … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Okay, I spent most of the day alone, but I read, puttered around the house, and played with my new toy. My wife bought me a Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS for my bike.  I’m happy with the device, but … Continue reading

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Walking, Raw-Food, and Getting Up Early

Walking After riding my bike to work and back home, I needed to go to the grocery store.  I didn’t feel like riding, so I intended to drive.  Once I was standing next to my truck, keys in hand, I … Continue reading

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New Time-Waster

I already have a huge lack of free time, but I’ve purchased something to further eat into my time.  I bought an Amazon Kindle. I love to read.  I hate taking the time to buy (or check out) a book, … Continue reading

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It’s Official

We signed the lease on the house last night.  We’ll be moving in soon!  When/if Kristy leaves town for a couple of months again, I won’t have to drive the entire time. My riding is down this week.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Something New

I did ride to work and back on Friday.  It put me in a better mood. I didn’t do much riding this weekend.  I rode with Tim for about ten miles on Saturday.  He let me borrow a single-speed road … Continue reading

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Very Little Riding for the Weekend

I had a mostly enjoyable weekend, yet I only rode 3.5 miles. I had been pushing myself to break a new record, and it just wasn’t fun anymore.  So, I didn’t ride, other than one trip to the pizza place … Continue reading

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Feverish Writing

I’m taking the recommended medications, but I feel shaky, weak, and feverish.  This really sucks.  Swallowing (even my own saliva) is torture.  I’ve had strep throat before, but I don’t remember it being this bad. I’ve been unable to sleep … Continue reading

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DC Update

I’m still in DC.  I’ll be headed back tomorrow. I did visit a bike shop on Saturday, but I was just looking around.  I have done some walking.  “Playing pedestrian” is a nice change of pace. Kristy and I drove … Continue reading

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Quick Trip – Quick Post

I’m waiting to board a plane.  I’m flying to Washington DC for a long weekend.  I love planes, but I’m not crazy about airports. Since I’m flying, I’m not bringing a bike, and probably won’t be riding. I’m also horrible … Continue reading

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Two Weeks?

I haven’t posted in two weeks.  What happened? I’ve been busy.  Some of it was necessary, some of it was fun.  I’ve been riding, but not quite enough.  I’ve been following my paleodiet a bit better.  I’ve  been losing weight. … Continue reading

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Snow Day

I woke up this morning to several inches of snow, and it’s still coming down. My daughter’s school is closed. Many places are closed. I haven’t been out yet to see the roads. There is a strong possibility I will … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Michael

I went to bed early tonight, but was woken by a call from my brother’s wife, Sondra.  I’ve only met Sondra a couple of times.  My brother and I have not been close in years. My brother, Michael Crowell, passed … Continue reading

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A Warming Meal

I met up with five others today for the Ghost Bike Memorial Ride.  It was a cold day for a ride, but I was dressed well enough.  After the ride, Tim and I continued on for a few more miles … Continue reading

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The Perfect Sh*t Storm

I’ve mentioned that my life has been a little crazy recently.  My work life got a lot crazier on Monday the 5th.  I still rode to work 4 days that week, and rode home 3.  I wimped out one day … Continue reading

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Above the Clouds

I flew to San Antonio this morning.  I’m sure being away from home and having a ton of great restaurants is going to be bad for my weight loss effort, but I’ve been gaining weight in recent weeks anyway.  I … Continue reading

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No Time

I only rode to work two days this week.  The flash flooding, oversleeping, and after-work plans kept me driving more than I care for. After deciding to sell the recumbent, then changing my mind, I did ride it to work … Continue reading

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Disconnecting?

I feel the need to use the computer less.  I’ve been feeling stressed, frazzled, and I just don’t have much time. I’m going to ride my bike to work tomorrow, and leave my laptop at home.  Yes, I use a … Continue reading

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It’s Going To Be An Interesting Few Days

My “mental funk” eased up a bit by Tuesday, and I rode to work and back.  Wednesday morning I had to force myself to get on the bike and ride to work.  By Wednesday afternoon I wasn’t feeling well, so … Continue reading

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WordPress 2.8

I upgraded this blog to WordPress 2.8 the other day, and it totally broke my daily weigh-in page.  I finally found it was necessary to delete the page, and re-create it.  Now it’s working again.

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