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How To Practice Not Being a Jerk on the Bike

My recent article on bad cyclist manners, and how we need to police our own behavior first, seems to have struck a nerve. I posted links to the article on several Facebook sites, and wow, the comments started flowing in…. Continue Reading →

Cyclists Can Be Jerks, Too

As cyclists, we take a lot of abuse from people in cars. There are few among us that haven’t at the very least been honked at, yelled at, cursed at, or flipped off. In more extreme cases, we’ve been hit… Continue Reading →

50-Hour Review: Saris MP1 Nfinity

Most of the reviews I read of the Saris MP1 Nfinity rocker plate have involved borrowed units that were ridden a few hours before the review was created. Although such reviews have value, I attach more credibility to long-term reviews,… Continue Reading →

Hearing Aids and Growing Old

See that picture? That’s the latest signpost on my way to the magical land of Growing Old. They’re the hearing aids I picked up yesterday. So small, yet so expensive. Before the discount I got through my medical insurance, they… Continue Reading →

A Disappointing Number

My new A1C result is back. It was 6.0, which is in the pre-diabetic range. While that may sound like good news, it’s really not. My previous reading was 5.7, so my blood sugar has gone up a bit. This… Continue Reading →

A Healthy View

I’m 56. That isn’t old, but it sure ain’t young. And along with creases and sags here and there, age also brings with it the unwelcome guest of increasing health issues. Organ Recital To start with, I have diabetes. It’s… Continue Reading →

Workout: Feb. 1, 2021

Cadence. Cadence. Cadence, cadence, cadence, cadence. The word for today, kids, is cadence. It was an off-day for my Trainer Road program, so I did a bit of Zwifting. I tried to keep my cadence as high as possible, not… Continue Reading →

Workout: Jan. 31, 2021

Last workout of January, and I went Trainer Road again. Another 90-minute session, like yesterday. Another day of long intervals, but without the spikes. It was 5×10, rather than 4×12, so a bit more time pushing, although each was a… Continue Reading →

Workout: Jan. 30, 2021

Another TrainerRoad day. The focus today was on “Over/Unders.” The idea is that during the intervals, you alternate between running just under your FTP and just over—by about 5% each time. The intervals were 4×12. I’m getting comfortable enough now… Continue Reading →

A Tale of Lust

I can resist everything except temptation. oscar wilde There you were, staring at me, naked invitation on your face. I innocently opened the freezer door, and you thrust yourself out in your full glory. You dared me to look away,… Continue Reading →

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