Category Archives: Physical

Three-Day Weekend Fun

Saturday Tim and I met up at Breadworks, as usual, on Saturday morning for an urban spin.  The ride was pleasant, but it’s really the only kind of riding we’ve been doing recently.  We schemed to do something about that. … Continue reading

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Peeved and Sore

I had a minor incident while riding my bike home from work today.  A woman stopped at a stop sign, but started again without yielding to traffic (me).  I was moving at a decent clip on the Big Dummy. The … Continue reading

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Atrophied Cankle in the Rain

Tim and I had planned a 7:00am ride for this morning.  At 6:30 a storm with heavy rain and lightning was moving through.  We made the decision to wait it out.  By 7:00, things had settled down, and I headed … Continue reading

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Hospital Stay

This hospital stay is much different than the last one.  This one was planned.  The last one began with a trip to the E.R.  This one I went in feeling decent.  The last one I went in with excruciating pain. … Continue reading

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Back on Two Wheels

I was out sick from work on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  By Thursday evening (last night), I was itching to get back on a bike – it had been a week. I wasn’t up for distance.  I needed a bag … Continue reading

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Sick Day

I’m still sick today.  I stayed home from work and skipped volleyball.  Diane had to work so I spent most of the day in the company of the dogs and my Kindle.  I didn’t leave the house. Since getting sick, … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Century – DNS

What’s worse than a DNF (Did not finish)?  A DNS (Did not start). Today was the Apple Cider Century in Three Oaks Michigan.  Diane and I drove up on Friday afternoon, with my rSogn, and the tandem strapped to the … Continue reading

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Century on Sunday?

I’ve been signed up to ride the Apple Cider Century in southwest Michigan for months.  I booked a hotel room last week. I’m not too worried about the fact I’m out of shape.  I’ve done 70 miles recently, I don’t … Continue reading

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Migraine

On Monday I ended my post with “We’ll see what tomorrow brings.”  It brought a massive headache.  My neck is having a minor flare-up, and the muscles were so tight that it was pulling my head, causing a severe headache. … Continue reading

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Writing Problems

I haven’t posted in a while.  I’ve been busy during my good times and depressed during the bad times. A week ago (last Saturday) I rode 41 miles on the rSogn, and was so stiff and sore that I didn’t … Continue reading

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Committed

I’m racing the Gravel Grovel this Saturday.  I know I’ll suffer, but I’ll hate myself and sink into depression if I don’t do it.  I’ll be joined by Asher and Timothy because misery loves company. I did spend good money … Continue reading

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Pain and Stupidity

I’ve had recent flare-up of neck, shoulder, and back pain.  Just for added giggles my wrists have been very painful too.  I don’t know why this is happening, but it’s really poor timing as I’m about a week and a … Continue reading

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My Neck and Bicycling

I pretty much couldn’t ride a drop-bar bike earlier this year due to my neck flaring up.  I initially though that the painful situation I was in was permanent.  It wasn’t.  My neck has slowly improved.  It still hurts sometimes … Continue reading

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Mixed Feelings

I’ve been a little sick for over a week.  I didn’t feel up to riding to work today, so Robin drove me.  I called my doctor and scheduled an appointment for today.  Then I realized I had no bike to … Continue reading

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Canoe Comedy

I’m a member of the Louisville Ski Club.  My volleyball league is part of that.  Yesterday was the annual canoe trip. I had last been in a canoe in April 2010 on my North Carolina vacation.  It was on the New River … 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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More Riding and Some Weights

The week started off poorly.  I overate and took the bus to work and back on Monday and Tuesday. Kristy, my ex-wife, recently joined a gym, and wanted a workout partner early Wednesday morning.  She understandably didn’t want to drive … Continue reading

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Cervical!

I was discussing my neck issue with a co-worker a while back when another co-worker heard the word cervical, and thought it meant cervix.  Quite a difference there. I had today off work, as I had a doctor visit in … Continue reading

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Riding AS Traffic

I don’t ride IN traffic or WITH traffic.  I AM traffic, so I ride that way. Here’s a video I found showing how to do it.  He rides much the way I do, with only a few variations. In other … Continue reading

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Spine Stuff

Although I really enjoyed the camping trip over the weekend, it hurt my neck.  Riding the Big Dummy was a bad idea.  If I do another trip, I’ll have to find a way to carry everything on the recumbent. Monday … Continue reading

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Direction?

I disappeared from here for a while.  I saw a neurosurgeon on the 6th.  He has referred me for physical therapy.  I’ve been to one session so far and have been doing some stretches as “homework”.  With luck things will … Continue reading

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January Miles and (Lack of) Progress

Between my car-rental drive to Bowling Green and driving Robin’s car for us to do stuff together, I drove 356 miles for the month.  It would normally not be difficult to ride my bike more than that in a month, … Continue reading

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Car-Free Musings

Robin has been working in Bowling Green KY and coming home for the weekends.  For reasons I won’t go into here, she is working today, Saturday, and staying the weekend.  I made a last-minute decision to join her for the … Continue reading

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Off The Bike

My neck issue is pushing me off the bike for a while.  I’m tired of fighting the pain.  I see a neurosurgeon in two weeks.  Then it’ll be time for more decisions.  In the meantime I’m staying off the bike. … Continue reading

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Discomfort

I’m barely riding the bike.  I’m gaining weight.  My neck has been, well, a pain in the neck.  I missed another day of work on Thursday due to it. I don’t mean to sound too negative.  A lot of good … Continue reading

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