Archive for April, 2008

More madness…

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

As if going to the BikeJournal.com Reunion 2008 in Loveland, Colorado isn’t enough. As if signing up for the “Epic Century” ride on that Saturday isn’t enough, (includes a 30-mile climb at 6% to 7% average grade to just shy of 10,000 feet). The hosting club, Club Hypoxia (motto: Oxygen or Altitude, Pick One), has […]

Fun with roadies

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

It was a dream come true. I always wanted to be able to jump on with a fast group that I happened upon. Tonight I got my chance. And not in the way you might think. Now, nobody I know or ride with regularly disses me and the Portland. They know I’m a serious rider […]

Free Savvy Cyclist Class

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

At the bike club meeting tonight we were asked to spread the word about this. Savvy Cyclist Class Saturday May 3, 11–4pmSt. Paul Blvd Fire District433 Cooper Rd, Rochester [ map ]Free!Open to all riders (or aspiring riders) 14 years of age or olderPre-registration preferred, email David LambEvent flyer to share This course provides information […]

Numbers game

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Last week was my first 150 mile week of the year. I also turned over 1,000 and 1,100 miles on the year. I rolled over 2,000 miles on the Portland. On a day when I wasn’t even trying, I set a new personal best speed on the long loop to work. 17.4 MPH average. Amazingly, […]

Anniversaries

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Nine years ago yesterday, my car was towed off to city impound and I became car-free. It wasn’t entirely by choice, but I wasn’t distressed over it either. As I recall, I felt relieved, actually, mainly due to the reduction in drama and expenses. Even so, at the time my favorite magazine was still Car […]