Friday, June 30, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
To top off the perfect weather my body cooperated fully and I felt the best I have ever felt on the road bike. The Ride Stats: 47.8 miles, 2 hours 40 minutes, 17.9 mph avg with 29.3 mph max, 89 avg cadence with 111 max, 137 avg heart rate with 163 max, and 2094 calories toasted.
It looks like I will be signing up to participate in RAIN. Ride Across Indiana, 160 miles, one way, one day! I need some training and gear tips. Feel free to tip away. Later.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Sure I was heading west directly into the storm front, but to the south it looked clear. I thought I could get past the front and all would be good for the planned 30 mile pre-work ride.
The rain came Hard, Heavy and COLD. I had to park it behind the biggest country tree I could find. The tree actually provided nice cover from the rain and winds.
With NO signs of clearing, and heavy thunder and lightning, I had to call for help. "Honey, can you come pick me up?????" Right at baby nap time she packed up and rescued me.
Now I am at work, it has cleared, the sun is out, and temps are going back up to the 80s. DAMN YOU evil rain doers. Later.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Check out my run:
- Subway = Twice
- Burger King
- Waffle House = 4 Times
- Red Bar
- Crab Trap
- AND Numerous Frozen Drinks, Beers, & Martinis
After six months of mainly healthy low fat eating this was a serious blow out. I look at it like this; It was my summer vacation and I have worked hard and deserved it.
However, it is time to buckle down and get back to it. I am back with Fitday and calorie counting. I still have weight to drop!
To my surprise I weighed in this morning at 188.6 lbs. So, I am still under 190 lbs. and gained only about a pound from the vacation blow out (to date at least). The cycling is the key to this. I put in 60 miles while in Florida and another 40 miles over this weekend. As long as I keep my butt on the bike then I can have some fun with the diet this summer.
Friday, June 16, 2006
Friday, June 09, 2006
The wife is insisting I bring my road bike..........uh, OK, you don't have to tell me twice. I gmapped out a nice out and back totaling 36 miles. According to bike site I found this route has bike lanes on both sides, is a tree lined road, and has awesome views of the bay it runs along!!!! Should be kick arse. Later.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Bell Sweep R Helmet
Originally uploaded by aham23.
Just showing off some near gear!
I can not stop buying gear. But hey, If I want to be a roading I got to dress the part. So I picked up a new 2005 Bell Sweep R helmet off eBay. Got a great deal on a great looking roadie helmet.
The Slip Stream
Originally uploaded by aham23.
Just showing off some near gear.
This is a small 50oz road specific Camelbak pack. It is suppose to sit high on the back to allow access to your jersey pockets. It should be good for those long solo rides in the middle of the boonies.
At 6'3'' and 189 lbs. I have people telling me I look skinny! Some even seem worried that I may have lost too much. Nothing could feel better. I have done it in a healthy way. I have realized my diet was extremely poor and needed a change. I actually eat and like Spinach, Fish, and Apples now. I run on a treadmill. I can ride my bike 100 miles in one day, heck six hours! Who knew
It is crazy, 47 pounds, and it wasn't easy. I had to put the time in for exercising to jump start my loss. I had to go to bed hungry in the beginning when I downsized my portions. However, it's a science. Manage a 500 calorie deficiency a day and you will loose at least one pound a week. I tracked it all and I met the goals and I lost the weight.
I still want to drop 3 more pounds just to round off the loss at 50 pounds. However, I am where I need to be weight and health wise. I likely will continue to track calories on FitDay, but it's summer and time for fun. Time for Centuries and the weekend DQ Blizzard.
In fact next week it is time for a Florida vacation and a visit to The Waffle House and my favorite Hooters in Destin on the beach. I think I will bring the bike and ride along the coast!! Later.
Monday, June 05, 2006
Great weather, great ride, and great people. The IL Chapter of the Bikeforums.net Cycling Culb is officially going strong. My ride went like this......I made sure to have all my gear ready the night before as my 5am wake up call would leave me with only 30 minutes to get out the door. 5:30 am depart and I arrived in Union around 6:45am. Registered and met up with the Club and awaited the rest of the gang.
Not sure what time we departed, but it was 7:15 to 7:30ish. Miles 0 to 25 were easy for me. Lots of group chatter and I felt good on the bike. First rest stop was around mile 25 and was packed with riders. Miles 25 to 45 were good for me too, but things were starting to stiffen up. I should have stretched better at this stop.
Miles 45 to 65 is were my pain kicked in. The neck and upper back were not happy with me. This was a tough stretch for me, but in the end not the toughest. The 65 mile rest stop was much needed.
I hit something around 70 to 80 miles and I am pretty sure it was a wall. I dropped off our four man group and struggled into the wind. Singal11 and the "Lurker" were nice enough to slow up and wait for Psimet2001 and I. The 80 mile rest stop was my favorite!!!
Miles 80 to 90 I felt great, but at the 90 mile mark I began to stuggle up the final hills, ok, rollers, that lead to the finish. There was a sweet long decent at the end were we hit 30 mph! I finished with Singal11, but only becuase he waited for me, twice, on this last part. We rolled into the finish at 2:30pm.
My Stats: 100.8 miles, 5:53 ride time, 17.1 avg speed with 30.4 max, 84 avg cadence with 105 max, 136 avg heart rate with 166 max, and 4567 calories burnt.
It was great meeting those who showed and I look forward to the next one.
Friday, June 02, 2006
The Ride Stats: 32.1 miles, 1 hour 50 minutes, 17.3 mph avg with 24.7 mph max, 87 rpm avg candence with 106 max, 137 avg heart rate with 160 max, and 1459 calories toasted.
Now, off to Performacne Bike for final preperations, which means purchasing more roadie gear. Later.