Tag Archive: cycling

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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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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Jun 09 2013

Metric Century!

Well, I did it.  I rode a metric century (100 km / 62 miles) for the 2013 Chicago Tour de Cure! That’s the longest distance I’ve ever ridden in a single ride. I also raised $5,291 for the ADA. That made me a Champion on a Mission. A big thank you to everyone who sponsored …

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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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