Category: Cycling

Dec 31 2014

Cycling Plans

Well, it’s the last day of 2014 and I’m already planning rides for 2015. Here’s a rundown of the rides I’m planning on doing next year … North Shore Century Tour de Cure Arlington 500 Harmon 100 Bike The Drive Udder Century Apple Cider Century A bit ambitious?  Maybe. My goal is to ride 2500 …

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Mar 01 2014

Road Cycling in Maui

OK, first and foremost, this isn’t going to be an in-depth, expert, evaluation of road cycling on Maui … it’s just my impressions and opinions.  If you want something more, I suggest you take a look at Tom Meloy’s very nice writeup from a few years ago. On a recent vacation to Maui, I decided …

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Dec 03 2013

Viiiiva Heart Rate Monitor

One of the things I like to do when I’m cycling, is keep track of various statistics related to my ride. This includes things like speed, cadence (how fast I’m peddling), and heart rate. To do this, I have a number of sensors that connect to my bike computer (Garmin Edge 810).  The sensors communicate …

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Sep 23 2013

North Shore Century 2013

I rode another metric century! Steve and I did the 62 mile route in the Evanston Bike’s North Shore Century. It was a fun ride and well run … although there were a few gripes (that I won’t go into).  There are a few take aways for me in relation to the Tour de Cure.

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Jul 01 2013

Not Dead Yet

During the 2013 Tour de Cure ride, my friend Marty was active on various social media sites … he frequently used the phrase “Not dead yet”. As it happened, I recently finished a book that was recommended to me by a fellow type 2 diabetic.  It was “Not Dead Yet: My Race Against Disease: From …

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Jun 30 2013

Tour de France

I’m actually watching a sporting event on TV right now … well, slightly time shifted, as it’s recording on the the TiVo. I’m watching (as you might have guessed) the Tour de France. I’m honestly not following most the technical details, but it’s kind of interesting. Unfortunately, the detached perspective of watching on TV makes …

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May 25 2013

Tour de Cure 2013: GOAL!

Well, I’ve achieved my goal for the 2013 Tour de Cure! Last year I raised $3500 for diabetes research & education … this year I initially set my goal a little higher than that … $4000.  I quickly found out I have a group of very generous and supportive friends, family, & co-workers.  My goal …

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