Archive for May, 2012

Whoops, been doing nothing good

May 31, 2012

Yes, yes, I haven’t been as faithful in writing as I should. Seems to be a theme, I write about something like riding a bike, then don’t ride for three weeks and then think I should ride then I write about that and then stay off the bike again for three weeks. That isn’t a good way to get in shape, so I must change something.

The change is I am picking out two races to do and get ready for them. In getting ready for those I hope that I am able to parlay that into some fitness for the Iron Mountain 100k. Personally I need something to get me out of the door to ride, a goal or something. It has always been easier for me to get motivated when I have a goal. Usually that involves trying to keep up with someone at a race, but I haven’t yet found the arch enemy I need here in Virginia, partly because I like the folks I ride with and partly because I seem to have lost the competitive desire this year.

Why? Well aside from what feels like an entire year of a bit of fitness followed by a three week illness, followed by actual fitness, followed by actual real life need meds to get over illness, I can’t seem to find a groove. At this point a rut of riding too slow everyday and not improving fitness would be welcome. Leaving the house seems like and is a struggle. And I have had a sore throat for the last month plus. It was gone for almost three days of pain free like, then it came back with a vengeance. Not loving that.

Well, sore throat and all I am leaving the house for a bit of this.

I need a ride, a dry happy healthy fun ride.

I hope you do as well.


Is there nothing to report?

May 14, 2012

No, not a thing.

But I will jabber on about nothing for a few lines then call it a day.

This weekend was good, actually very nice. I rode two days with good people and had a good time. Now the ride where all at Fountainhead, which means I did 33 miles in two days which isn’t good, but I am getting over an infection and trying to cut off my finger. I will type again, don’t stick your finger in a spinning disc brake rotor, not fun at ALL.

Ummm, rain here today, sooooo, instead of riding as I should I am sitting here typing away. It isn’t a great way to spend a day, you know eating food, watching TV and being an American, well I am, but I try not to be the typical couch potato. Today is a washout, but tomorrow, hopefully won’t be. The forecast isn’t much better however.

Wish I was rolling up the little hill today.

Big chairs for big Americans!

May 13, 2012

Getting some health care today. Not dying just a bit ill. Sore throat aninconvience not death but getting care is always a little hard. My primary care doc can’t see me for 3weeks so do I head to the ER and sit hours or what? Well, or what. I am currently sitting In a normal sized chair waiting for my drugs, and trust me they aren’t good.

Some of these chairs are incredible, normal? Well mine is, most others are huge, like twice as big as normal. Are we as a group that large? This is for  the normal American ever larger chairs and ever larger people?  I hope not, because I am personally trying not to need size that is literally almost two seats for one person.  My lovely and wonderful and ever positive says the larger chairs are for kids and parent to sit in together…..  however all I see is on person who fits in the chair watching their kids run around and scream.  They should make smaller chairs for us so that maybe we would loose the weight and fit in the chairs.

I also cut my finger on a spinning disc rotor….  my advise, don’t do it.  Your finger will bleed a lot and then hurt a bit more and make you miss a race that I kind of wanted to do.  Aside from that, sitting around the house hoping to get healthy didn’t make me happy, in fact it made me pretty grumpy but very successful at Modern Warfare 3.  Not something to be very proud of.  Whatever.


Hope you folks are well, no sore throats out there and watch those fingers!


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