Its getting cooler out but the sunrise payoff is totally worth it.
Had some hesitation for this morning’s ride. Its a strength day so I want to avoid over exercising, which is a lame excuse cause I don’t workout that hard. It is also dark longer in the morning so I was worried about visibility. However, once I was up and soaked in the hot tub I…… Continue reading Monday Morning Ride
Some days I just want to get a nice easy ride in. Riding to town is about 24 to 30 minutes each way. There is a decent, a climb, and a decent and then I am at the main coffee shop in town: Fahrenheit Coffee Roasters . I grab an espresso and, if they have…… Continue reading Lazy Coffee Rides
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