January 18




17 miles
60 deg f
1026 days left



This was the best the weather we got all day, an hour and a half later it was pouring down and the front that caused this will lead to cooler temps ahead but that's alright if we have Sun.



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I really like this photo, taken in the Pyrenees, wouldn't want to get to crazy on this descent. Here's a link to the journal containing this pic, lot's of excellent photos.
Great Pics






50 deg f
1027 days left


Today was gym day and as usual had a nice workout and a good visit.
The weather has been bla, cloudy and dreary, not very inspiring. I didn't get in any outdoor miles today but did spin the pedals indoors for a bit.

Pro cycling kicks off on the 14 th at the Tour Down Under.
Tour Down UnderFive riders to watch in Tour Down Under






34 miles
46 deg f
1028 days left


It wasn't the best day for riding but I ended up having a good one.
It was a bit on the cool side at 46 deg F and cloudy but zero wind, I was lucky with the right amount of clothing and everything was good.
When I got to town I called Roger to see if he wanted to ride, he said yes so I waited for him and then we hit the road.
I ended up getting in 34 miles and it felt good.
What was also good was the Mexican Cornbread I picked up at Teresa's on the way home. I tasted it at Teresa's and it was tasty, real tasty, so I made good time getting home to where I could continue to devour more Cornbread.



This is half a pan of Mexican Cornbread, it's gone, but luckily there is the other half of the pan that I will pick up today.






17 miles
60 deg f
1026 days left



This was the best the weather we got all day, an hour and a half later it was pouring down and the front that caused this will lead to cooler temps ahead but that's alright if we have Sun.



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I really like this photo, taken in the Pyrenees, wouldn't want to get to crazy on this descent. Here's a link to the journal containing this pic, lot's of excellent photos.
Great Pics






50 deg f
1027 days left


Today was gym day and as usual had a nice workout and a good visit.
The weather has been bla, cloudy and dreary, not very inspiring. I didn't get in any outdoor miles today but did spin the pedals indoors for a bit.

Pro cycling kicks off on the 14 th at the Tour Down Under.
Tour Down UnderFive riders to watch in Tour Down Under






34 miles
46 deg f
1028 days left


It wasn't the best day for riding but I ended up having a good one.
It was a bit on the cool side at 46 deg F and cloudy but zero wind, I was lucky with the right amount of clothing and everything was good.
When I got to town I called Roger to see if he wanted to ride, he said yes so I waited for him and then we hit the road.
I ended up getting in 34 miles and it felt good.
What was also good was the Mexican Cornbread I picked up at Teresa's on the way home. I tasted it at Teresa's and it was tasty, real tasty, so I made good time getting home to where I could continue to devour more Cornbread.



This is half a pan of Mexican Cornbread, it's gone, but luckily there is the other half of the pan that I will pick up today.






5 miles inside
55 deg f
1029 days left


Monday is gym day, had a good workout and a good visit. My gym experience is important not just for the workout but for the social interaction. I also get tips on new books from a few of the members.
After gym I ran several errands on the way home so didn't get in a bike ride outdoors but did spin the pedals a bit indoors.

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Comfort and complacency is the sweet Siren of the soul. Adversity is our teacher. It is time for some “discomfort”, and time to get moving again. It is time for another adventure.

"Every Day is a Holiday" by George Mahood

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5 miles inside
55 deg f
1030 days left


Today was cloudy and rain predicted for the afternoon and the wind was up a bit.
I hadn't taken Bootsie for a walk in the Linden City Park for a few days so decided we'd go for a walk. We had a nice walk, Bootsie pulling me along, strongest dog I've ever had.

The rest of the day was spent watching football and reading, Saints won.

I did ride my indoor bike for a bit to keep the legs loose.


My current read, looks like it will be a good one.


"The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran






25 miles
55 deg f
1031 days left


We had another beautiful day for riding, full Sun, 55 deg and light SE wind.
Roger called me to see if I was going to ride and we decided to meet up about 1 pm. We rode to Red Hill, Almira and Linden, a 25 mile loop.

We stopped at Kims in Linden for coffee and got to talking to two elderly ladies, before we left Roger had found that he's related to nearly everyone in town, small towns are like that.

Jerry my riding buddy from Linden went on a short tour with friends to Tucson, Arizona. It seems like they had a good tour, Jerry's supposed to be home on the 7th, then I'll get the full story.


Jerry and the Tucson group






17 miles
58 deg f
1032 days left


We had a really nice day today, full Sun and 58 degrees and light wind.
Went to the gym this moring and came home and went for a bike ride. I rode to town and back, 17 miles, I took the back road to town and the hwy back.
On the back road climbing a grade I had a deer run across the road in front of me, bout 20 foot in front of me.






17 miles
46 deg f
1032 days left


I finally got my riding year started today with a 17 mile ride to town and back. It was a brisk ride at 46 degrees but I just had to get out of the house and on the bike.
The new year got started off pretty rough with temps in the teens and a couple of days when it didn't get above freezing.
I'be been turning the crank inside but it's just not the same as cycling the roads.

I'm glad to get the holidays behind me and now it's back to regular programming .

I hope everyone has a good new year.

I'm reading a good book, "The Storyteller" by Mario Vargas Llosa, I highly recommend it.