Friday, April 20, 2007

The snow continues to fall. There are only twenty days to go and I still haven't been able to get an opportunity to head out for a ride on my bike. I would really like to know what happened to global warming. I thought that global warming was suppose to mean it was going to be nicer. This has to be one of the longest winters that I can remember. The winter has not been all that cold however it started early and continues unabated. I got back form my West Coast bike ride the end of the third week in September last year. The following weekend I racked the leaves up in the back yard so I didn't go for a ride. The first weekend in October is snowed and stayed! And now here it is the end of April and still snowing. I haven't been on my bike for a long time now. I guess that my only hope is the old saying "There are two things you never forget, and one is how to ride a bike" is true.

The two images are my bike sitting on the rim driver and the other is a picture looking down the street into the snow and imaging that it is sunny warm and dry.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday 13

T-minus 28 days and counting until I leave from LA. Today was a day off from the training. Tomorrow I'll be back after it. I will be off for an early morning run of 45 minutes with the Honolulu marathon running group. I am leading the run/walk group which is a new concept for the Honolulu group. I am a real believer in run walk as it saves your legs and your pace doesn't drop off. I guess it is the same as standing up for a minute when you are cycling. It is the change of motion which helps.

There are a few things I need for the trip extra tubes, spare spokes, and a folding tire maybe I'll try and find them tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The first report

April 11, 2007

Well here it is less than a month before my trip from Los Angeles to Boston and I haven't been on an outside bike ride. Scary. That doesn't mean I haven't been training. I have been working hard. Working with my trainer (Lynne who is absolutely great), hitting spin class up to six times a week, running with my friend Chris who is such an inspiration, and of course all the people at the UofC Honolulu marathon group who keep me motivated through their sheer energy. I just haven't been on my bike since September 2006, and now I am going to ride more than 3800 miles, averaging 85 miles a day. There could be a couple of tough weeks until my back side gets toughened up.