Archive for the 'Cycling' Category

Early morning ups and downs

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Yesterday morning after doing the whole photo analysis thing, I went outside to head to work. I recently got the air compressor on my car replaced, which means for the first time in weeks I’ve got the car to use instead of my scooter. The scooter’s fun and all, but there are days when I […]

A Cup of Tea

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Yesterday morning was a bit chilly here in S.A., and I felt like getting a cup of tea. Since I’ve been sitting around the apartment getting fat for, oh, the last five months, I got on my bike and rode down to Mad Hatter’s for a cup of spiced black tea. I took it *very* […]

I can’t think of a title

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

I went out after work and did a short ride in 100°+ heat. It turned out to be almost half as I had intended, but that was okay – I sweat enough for twice the length. I have got to start doing this more often – I felt great afterwards. As I was telling someone […]

Ill-advised Adventure

Sunday, June 19th, 2005

“Am I ‘hurting’ right now?” I kept rolling that thought around in my head yesterday around 4:30 in the afternoon. I was on FM 2696 on the homeward leg of a 40-mile out-and-back loop. My original plan for the day had been to get up at 6:00, drive to Boerne Town Lake and do the […]

Zooom! Thud! Psssssst.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

I dropped off my car this morning for my annual let-me-open-a-vein-so-I-can-keep-driving maintenance and rode in to work. The mechanics called me in the afternoon to let me know they’d already gotten the repairs done, so I left work at about six to run home, grab my checkbook, and return to the garage. I was riding […]

A night on the ride

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Last night I went downtown for the STORM ride. It’s a mix of recreational and one or two competitive riders who get together for a 20-mile ride along the Mission trail. My crazy Ukrainian co-worker roped me into it and I’ve gone the past two weeks. The normal ride leader didn’t show up last night, […]

EHCT Report

Saturday, March 26th, 2005

I’d like to let everyone know how much my crotch hurts. It’s bad. Pain management specialists may be in order. This morning at 6:00 sharp my alarm went off, informing me that it was time to grab some coffee, munch down some breakfast, toss my luggage into my car and drive up to Kerrville for […]

Ahhh… That’s better.

Sunday, March 20th, 2005

I feel better than I have in a while right now. I met one of the vps from work down at his local bike shop this morning at 10:00am. We rode our bikes over to Olmos Park, down McCullough to North St. Mary’s, and then down to south of town where we picked up the […]

Cardiovascular system – check

Saturday, January 8th, 2005

Ah, I feel good. I joined a couple of guys from work and we went on a nice leisurely 10-mile bike ride. As much as I complain about the lack of real winter in Texas, I really enjoyed today. It was about 68°, sunny, and hardly any wind. Just beautiful. I rode in a short-sleeved […]

½ Ironman

Saturday, September 18th, 2004

So, last weekend, Thomas did his third triathlon. He’s done progressively longer events each time, and this one was a ½ Ironman. The 1.2 mile swim and the 56 mile bike ride I can understand, but the half marathon run at the end would just obliterate me. Actually, a 5k run at the end would […]