Monthly Archives: February 2013

I had a bad dream

I had a bad dream last night I dreamed that my new bike was stolen. I actually got out of bed and went to my living room and checked. I have a lock but I think I will buy a second one and another one for Blaze. I am also thinking about getting some locking skewers.

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Thats my giant bike Izzo that was stolen in December. I hate the fact that humans steal.

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Amazing

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My life-long goal: to ride a bike from San Francisco to Santa Monica. 2013…I told you I was going to own you and, well, I am. 

I have since update this post as of September 1, 2013…….. scroll down for an update!!!

I am EXTREMELY excited to announce that I just registered for the 2013 California Coast Classic – an 8 day bike ride from San Francisco to Santa Monica – 525 miles!

Last year, I completed the two day version of the ride and it was definitely The Ride of a Lifetime. I met some incredible people along the way, and prior to the ride I had connected with Sean Conley, who started the team Playa Pushers a couple years back. They are a FUN group mainly out of LA, so I decided to join their team this year! I’m stoked for the ride because of the…

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I know better …..

I haven’t done laundry in awhile and I don’t have any riding clothes. But I know I shouldn’t of gone out in what I was wearing. I was wearing loose baggy pants which I failed to properly tie to my leg. So you guessed it my pant leg got caught in the chain and it ripped all the way up to my knee. I tried to keep going but it was too cold. Lesson learned I hope.

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Totals this week. 2/21/13

This week total is 52.21 miles

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Meet a goal

At the beginning of the month The Hulk and I had a conversation.  I was basically asking him what he thought a good goal would be we came up with 90 miles.  I would be able to finish.  I did my weeks total a day early I am at 121.12 miles. I still have a week left.  But what I need now is a good goal for increasing next month goal.  All suggestions are appreciated.

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Easy Peasy

All hail the first flat of the year. Normally I would be pushing my bike home after I get a flat yelling and acting crazy.  Ok I don’t do that but I grumble a lot.  When my Giant Iguana Izzo wa stolen the took my frame pump, lock and moon fuzzy with them.  ( moon fuzzy is a cute little magnet pompom thing sold by the local boy scouts to raise money for trips and such).
  My mom knowing I was bummed got me one of those C02 dispenser pumps.  I put it in my camel back.  (I even have an extra tube and levelers in there ) It has a couple of cartridges.  I didn’t think anything of it until I was riding during lunch one day.  I just finsihed 6 miles and was just reaching the point where I know I am about 2 miles from home.  When my bike starts making this annoying sound.  It sounded like my breaks were squeeking I sometimes zone out a bit when I ride.  So I had to double check that I wasn’t braking and then I looked down at my tire and it looks low.  Really low. I was just about to start whining and moaning.  When it hit me I have that CO2 dispenser.  I hooked it. I looked over the tire it was good.  Blasted some CO2 in it and was good to go.  I have been keeping an eye on it but so far so good. 

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Being Carless

When i came up with an idea of how to make myself loose weight. It seemed pretty simple to me I stopped using my car.  I had started working from home. So no need to drive to work.  I live about a mile from the laundry mat before I got the pod (trailer) I would put all my dirty laundry in an army duffle bag and walk down wash it and walk back. Before the pod Blaze and I would get our duffles take them down to the grocery store and ride back.  About 6 miles round trip.  Now I just take the pod I still make Blaze go I pull it home he unloads the groceries and puts it away. 

A friend of mine still can’t understand it he keeps asking me why I would do such a crazy thing.  I live in the desert in the summer it will be up to at least 114° F in the shade.  My answer was that I need to create a situation that required me to work out.  If I need toothpaste I have to get on my bike or or walk to get it.  If I want clean clothes I have to move it.  I  even bike to the movie theater. 

When I first started things got neglected.  Clothes got smelly really smelly.  I remember there being nothing in the fridge.  It took time.  I am eating a lot better I use the myfitnesspal app to watch my food.  I use the mapmyride app to track my rides.  I log everything if I hop on my bike for a trip to the hardware store it counts.  If I move I log it if I eat I log it. I can’t tell if I have lost weight because I have had two scales break on me last year.  First one I picked up to sweep under and the sensor foot came off.  Second one I paid more money for a better on and it was working great .
I get up one morning I step on it and it has an error so I put new batteries in and I get the same error.  Tried contacting the manufacturer and nothing.  So as soon as I have extra cash.  After getting new pedals and a new seat.  I will get a scale.  In the mean time I feel amazing.

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