Category: Biking

Too much… Taking a break

I’ve been working out on the bike downstairs nearly every day for months and months already. It had gotten to be just part of my routine. The problem is that lately I’ve also started getting some pain in my elbows...

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100 workouts

Today marked 100 consecutive days where I had a cycling workout in for each day — with at least one major workout each week. In that time I lost around 20 pounds. My overall fitness went way up. I started down this path...

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Bike Blowout

Today was a beautiful day here in Seattle. The mercury (or at least the thermistor or something) was reading right around 70º and it was sunny. While I had some work to get done before tomorrow I decided to take care of that...

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Real life biking

With the weather finally turning awesome here in Seattle and the days being longer and longer I’m really looking forward to getting out of the basement and onto the real bike. Today was one of those days to go on a ride in...

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Virtual Training

A few years ago I found a smoking deal on a Cycleops indoor trainer. This was back when I was in Solon. Back then I got it when I was very close to the country and all sorts of spectacular riding roads with little traffic. I got...

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Long rides

One of the things that came out of my Soylent experiment was (kind of like I was hoping actually) is that some of my bad habits got broken. It was really the jump-start to me losing some weight. It gave me a lot of motivation to...

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Something about Seattle

Today we went down to Fremont — the center of the universe — to the Solstice festival. We were greeted by naked folks on bikes (pics tomorrow for all you to perv on). This, of course, was not a surprise and is part...

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Calibrating my legs

I’ve been riding a lot on my trainer lately. I’ve downloaded various GPS tracks from the interwebs and programmed them into the trainer for me to ride. This is all well and good except for the fact that I have to...

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Training for STP

STP. Seattle To Portland. In July. It’s basically a pair of century rides back to back. The one good thing is that the ride is basically flat. There are a couple of hills, but they are barely hills. A total of 4828...

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Virtual Riding

I was able to use CycleOps’ to convert one of my previous rides into a course. I just exported my old “normal” ride from Ascent (Awesome program BTW) to a .tcx file, imported and converted it to a workout....

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Back in the saddle

Well, a virtual saddle anyway.  :-) My stationary bike is back in one piece and working up to spec again. It was fixed last Thursday and now I can go on rides again! I realized after I moved that I was almost uniquely luck where...

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