Category Archives: fitness

A Cool September Group Ride

88kms with a 708m gain in elevation With cooler outdoor temperatures, sleeping was great. I really don’t know how I managed to drag myself out from under the blankets to get out and ride a bike this morning.  However, I … Continue reading

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The Trials and Tribulations of a Saturday Cyclist

When I woke up this morning, I checked the weather forecast on my phone. This is something I rarely do because regardless of whether it is hot or cold, the thermostats in both the bus I take to work and … Continue reading

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Riding with the B Group

On Friday, the topic of bucket lists came up. After some discussion and some correction, they asked me about mine and I explained that I don’t really have a lengthy bucket list, bur rather a lot of smaller interim goals.   … Continue reading

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Disinterested Ride

73kms 849m of elevation I hadn’t been on the bike in two weeks. Had this been late in the season and had I already had lots of kilometres in, it probably wouldn’t have mattered.  As it is relatively early in … Continue reading

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An Award, Some Answers, Some Questions: You Know What I Am Writing About

I was nominated for a Liebster Award.by BionicOldGuy, who is doing a great job of “Aging Gracefully by Staying Active”. I appreciate his blog because it manages to both educate and entertain me. It also gives me a bit of … Continue reading

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Feeling Stronger

The weather is getting better and I woke up looking forward to today’s bike ride. This surprised me quite a bit.  I had worked quite a bit more than usual this week and I definitely felt it on Friday–I didn’t … Continue reading

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On a Cold Saturday Morning

68.99 km Elev Gain 603 m Time 3h 9m I am not sure a cyclist planning on an early Saturday morning ride should look at the weather forecast. I mean, when I saw that it was going to be 3 … Continue reading

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I Am Almost Too Embarrassed To Tell This Story

It was another Tuesday, and that meant another chance to go on a group ride. Of course, I had a few things to get done before the ride, but I felt pretty prepared for the ride itself.  I had been … Continue reading

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Finally

It snowed on Monday afternoon. Realizing that waiting for the weather to get better wasn’t going to get me in shape, I got out on the bike today for the first group ride of the season for me. I have … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

I wish I could write that I have completely overhauled my diet. I wish I could honestly tell you that I have given up junk food, stopped snacking between meals and that my love affair with pizza (who loves me … Continue reading

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