Monthly Archives: January 2013

Monthly Total January 2013

I had made a goal of riding at least 6 days a week.   I can take almost 1 1/2 hours to ride almost 6 miles. I will be beet red and pouring sweat. Last month even if I only rode for 30 minutes I rode.  Last year I logged a little over 83 mile.  Last month I am pleased to say I rode 33.8 miles.

Next month I plan to add 20%.

If your not smiling when your riding your doing it wrong!

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I wanna go…

Okey so I live in new mexico and where I live we have sand and more sand. Some miles away from me there is amazing sand. Its white not like beige beach sand its white gypsum its soft and amazingly beautiful and its like being on another world. I was planning on doing a day trip but when I looked on the website I found something amazing. They offer a few bike rides a year on full moons. I wanna go. I wanna go. I wanna go. (That’s my inner 2yr old). So the plan is I am gonna convience my cousin the Hulk that he wants to go to. Not only because he is great company but he also has a jeep to get the bikes there. I will have to use Jedi mind tricks. I mean who wouldn’t want to. Its a fun ride with 200 people in the dark.

Update:
My jedi mind trick worked. The Hulk wants to go!!
I emailed the park and found out its 16 miles. I rode 7.64 miles today so I should be able to get up enough endurance by april to complete the whole ride

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Too Windy

I tried to go out for a bike ride yesterday but it was so windy my front door slammed back in to me when I tried to take my bike out.  I dusted off an exercise video and did that instead.  I have been good this month going out at least a minimum of 3 days a week.  My total amount of miles that I logged last year was 83 miles.  I rode more but didn’t always remember to record them. I know that doesn’t sound like a lot to my Bike God friends but I am over 200 pounds above my desired weight. Sometimes just getting on the bike is a struggle.  So far just this month I have logged almost 30 miles.  I have lost weight I feel good and honestly I am having fun. What else is there.

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Trailer

I have been going to the grocery store on my bike for a few months.  Blaze and I loaded down with groceries in our backpacks.  Buying a trailer of any kind has not been an option I simply could not afford it.  The company I work for offers a rewards program I have not been really paying attention to it.  Other day I was bored and looked into the catalog I actually had enough points for a bike trailer.

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Its not for cargo its for kids but it can hold up to 100 pounds.  That’s alot of food.  My dogs eat a fifty pound bag pretty much every two weeks.  The trailer will be awesome.

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So I hooked up the trailer. I don’t have a kick stand so I wedged it my gate. I went for a ride it was pretty for I managed to get it stuck in a gate
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When I got home I forgot about my kickstands. So my bike fell over.
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It scared the dogs. I think it tweeked my bike it’s not rolling right I tried to fix it Blaze tried to fix it. Tomorrow I will take it to Pablo and he will fix it.

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So nice I did it twice.

Its been cold here lately.  So I have been doing my exercise indoors.  I have only been going out on the bike when I need something like food or t.p..  I gave my car to my mom her car is literally a death trap. When I do go for supplies I am of course I bundled up like an eskimo. Today the sun was out the wind was calm and I went for a ride during lunch it was really nice.  I just realized went on three rides. I went on one to get apples and then two other rides.  They were only a few miles apiece but so very nice.

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Couldn’t figure it out.

Been slacking on going for my daily bike.  I started to feel bad felt like I  was catching the flu.  I was miserable just felt like my life force was being sucked out of me.  I had to go to the store and get some groceries so I took the bike. Guess what I feel great now. 

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12°

I don’t have any real cycling clothes most are way to small or too expensive.  Have I mentioned I am poor?  So when it gets super cold like yesterday I tried to go outside but 12° was too darn cold for me.  I am originally from southern California.  Its gonna be at least upper 20’s today so ill put some miles in.
Update
I went for a ride and was frozen from the outside to the very core of my being.  At one point I think I saw my breath turn into ice cubes.  Maybe I embellished but I was cold.I think I will find something to do inside as exercise for awhile.

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