In Aesop’s fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, we are given a moral lesson about being consistent and humble. The hare in the story is overconfident in how fast they are compared to the tortoise. The hare ends up losing the race to the slower tortoise, who methodically continues along while the hare takes a…… Continue reading Slow and steady
Today we are back in the gym, aka the living room, and doing some strength training. The prescription workout is for 1 hour of various exercises to strengthen the entire body. 2 sets of 20 reps per exercise is what is called for but I would lose my mind doing 20 reps of anything. It…… Continue reading Strength Training and Recovery Ride
It’s been since last October that I’ve done an fitness or FTP test. After a good warmup you go as hard as possible for 20 minutes. Then use a calculator to figure out what your heart rate or power meter zones should be for training. This personalizes you training zones not just to your body…… Continue reading FTP (Feel The Pain) test day
We are still working on finding a builder for our custom home in Colorado. We are very close to making a decision. In the meantime we are thinking about all the different parts and peices that will make the home work. One of the most important parts is our solar power system. The house is…… Continue reading How much electricity will we need?
Don’t assume someone has never done something before. Ask if they have. Don’t assume that you know the best way. Ask for suggestions. Don’t assume the sale is closed. Get a signature or charge the card. The old saying always applies: “When you assume you make an ass out of u and me.” Making an…… Continue reading Be careful with assumptions
4 months 15,000km, this guy is a beast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmdxs_0yYwc Just impressive.
Kate and I have been in Virginia since the middle of December. We came out to spend the holidays with her dad, Bill. Its been nice to spend time together during the pandemic. Also since we are planning to build a house it has been helpful to live in one so we can think more…… Continue reading Last ride to Williamsburg
One of the many cool things about being in Williamsburg Virginia is that there is a lot of US history in a really small area. Yesterday we rode to Jamestown: the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. For better or worse… Today we rode the same distance but visited Yorktown: the place where the…… Continue reading Cruisin on Colonial Parkway to Yorktown
The cold continues so my weekday rides remain at zero. Today we rode to Jamestown, VA which is the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. Its about a 15 mile ride from Bill’s house and is a great place to ride or run. Today Jamestown is part of the Colonial National Historical Park and…… Continue reading Sunny ride to Jamestown
When today started we had no plans to ride bikes. The weather was forecast to be wet and rainy. We prefer not to ride in full rain as it is miserable and dangerous. However the weather ended up being more of a drizzle so we suited up and rolled out. Today’s ride was a much…… Continue reading Riding wet