Monthly Archives: April 2013

Day 100

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.cold
Thomas Huxley 

I’ve been sick for the past three days.  I played in a poker tournament on Sunday and I could feel the cold coming on.  I found myself unable to think and my throat became sore.  I got it from a sick poker player on the Friday before.  Oh well.  At least it’s not as bad as when I felt like Death on a Stick.  I took the wife to The Olive Garden and tried to heal myself with the Chicken Gnocchi soup.  I should be better soon.

It rained most of the day today but has warmed up considerably.  This will be a bike blog.

I found a fantastic set of bib shorts that made me laugh out loud.  I may get some just for the hell of it.


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Posted by on April 10, 2013 in Uncategorized


Day 98: Finally

A winning effort begins with preparation.
Joe Gibbs

This morning the temperature finally climbed to the sixties.  Unfortunately high winds made morning riding impossible.  I had a poker tournament in the early afternoon so wasn’t able to ride.  My riding life starts tomorrow.

Also, I was cleaning out some old boxes from my garage and found my old (at least 20 years) cycling clothing. In the box were a few jerseys, a pair of bib shorts and normal cycling shorts.  I tried them on and they fit!  The thirty pound weight loss has paid off.

Now all I have to do is keep on doing what I’m doing and get on the bike.


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Posted by on April 8, 2013 in Uncategorized


Day 97

He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.
William Shakespeare

I love this video.  The beard, the bike and the joy.

I have a friend who is a banjo playing, bearded comic.  This is what I imagine he’d look like if he cycled.


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Posted by on April 7, 2013 in Uncategorized


Day 96

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
Erma Bombeck

The other day I walked in the door and tripped over the wife’s cat!  I did gyrations and twisted my knee.  Then I fell to the ground and said words that were very close to speaking in tongues.  Damn it hurt.  Meanwhile the cat just looked at me.


When the wife came home I needed some sympathy so told the wife that I tripped over the cat.  She asked, “Is the cat okay?”  So much for sympathy.

For the next couple of days my knee really hurt.  Meanwhile the weather is starting to get nicer.  It was still cold but sunny.  A few times a day I would get notifications on my iPhone that so and so just finished a workout on MyFitness.  It was really annoying me.

Last night the pain started to diminish and this morning it is much better.  It is supposed to be 57f today and I plan to get on the bike, even if it is only for a short ride.

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Posted by on April 6, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Day 95: More Maintenance

Fruit is definitely on the maintenance diet. It’s on the lifestyle diet.
Robert Atkins

Maintenance is becoming more and more important to me so I watch these videos over and over.


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Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Uncategorized



Day 93

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.

I am presently teaching and eighty-one year old man chess.  He wants to take it as far as he can.  I’ve started with tactics and we will start with learning the major openings and go on to opening theory, middle-games and endgames.

I’ve only known him for a couple weeks and today he looked at me and said, “You really should lose that belly!.”  I took it well as it was meant in a good way.

I feel so much better and I know I’m on the right track, but I have a long way to go.  This morning it was snowing again.  I’ll be on the bike by the end of the week.


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Posted by on April 3, 2013 in Uncategorized


Day 91: Adrian Legg

The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.
Sonya Friedman

I love music and luckily nearby is a fantastic venue, Mike’s Barn.  Mike’s is an old barn that is converted to hold concerts.  It’s amazing the people he has brought in.  Last year he brought in John Hammond Jr. and Adrian Legg.  Adrian is an incredible guitarist and I was lucky enough to have a chat and picture with him.

This is me at my heaviest.  I had no idea I was that fat.  Looking at this picture I’m a little shocked.  I’m thirty pounds lighter and plan on looking at that picture every day.

Fat Randy

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Posted by on April 1, 2013 in Uncategorized