Four Days of Bicycle Commuting

On The Bike

I rode my bike to work every day this week, except on Thursday.  I feel good about that, but haven’t been feeling good in general.  More on that later.

Monday I rode the long way to work.  A beautiful route through Utica with lower traffic volume than the normal route.  The ride home was cut short by a large nail, and I called a friend for a ride.

Tuesday, I took a wandering route that was longer than my standard commute, but not as long as the Utica route.

Wednesday was the full Utica route, without a tire failure this time.  I’m really enjoying the longer days than we had a few months ago.

Thursday I didn’t ride to work, but I did ride a few miles to get pizza and beer.

Today, Friday, I took the direct route to work and back.  It was cold and windy this morning, and slightly less cold and windy this afternoon.  I throughly enjoyed the ride to work, but the ride home was a slog.

I’m not planning on riding tomorrow, as I’ve got a lot of other things going on, but I am planning a 55-60 mile RCCS ride on Sunday.

That will push me pretty close to 200 miles for the week.

Weight and Diet

My weight is fluctuating around 200 lbs again.  My eating habits aren’t where they should be.  I’m drinking a beer as I write this.  I’m seriously considering giving up beer for good.

My paleo-diet idea is currently just that, an idea.  I’ve been consuming pizza, brownies, ice cream, beer, chips, and other things that I shouldn’t.  I think I need to reformulate the how and why I eat.  I can better change my behavior if I understand it.


This has been a rough week.  I’ll write a seperate post about it when I can put it into words that don’t come out sounding whiny.  I went too long without updating here because I didn’t want to post something that basically means “Whaaaaaaaaaaaa!”.

6 thoughts on “Four Days of Bicycle Commuting”

  1. Save a picture of our future destination… the Honeymoon Cabin… and bring it up on your desktop this coming week! Don’t forget those dust bunnies before I get home! lol love you!

  2. The paleo diet is easy to understand. Basically foods are either in or out. In are the Paleolithic Era foods (meat, fish, shellfish, eggs, tree nuts, vegetables, roots, fruit, berries, mushrooms, etc.). Out are Neolithic Era foods (grains, dairy, beans/legumes, potatoes, sugar and fake foods).

    Under the paleo concept the quantities consumed of each “in” food is up to the individual. You can make it meat heavy if you want, or more
    fruit and veggies if you prefer, as long as the foods you eat are paleo.

    More is explained here:

  3. 1. beer good. too much beer not good.

    2. mileage good. more mileage gooder

    3. brownies good. brownies bad. too much brownies badder.

  4. Hey, riding to get pizza and beer is still riding. 😉

    Great job on the commuting, nail and all you still managed to keep on movin’. It’s inspiring to those of us who are fair-weathered two-wheelers.

  5. OK, I am laughing out loud at Tim’s post. “Too much brownies badder” — that’s my new motto!

    Hang in there Dave, hope you’re doing well. But I have to say, paleo schmaleo. Eat a wide variety of good food in moderation and ride your bike! It worked for you before and it will work for you again. Just my own opinion. 🙂

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