Sunday, August 31, 2008

Another Post?

Wow... My posting has been slacking off. I guess that's because I have been spending lots of time on the bike and in the yoga studio. I guess I'll just do them in list fashion.

  1. Big mileage month... I wound up with 1392 for the month with just one day off the bike. I seem to be tolerating it. I don't think I'll have anything approaching that in September. I'm hoping for something between 1000 and 1200. We'll see...
  2. Yoga - That has also been picking up. I'm how managing to practice four times a week. Two with Mark at Indigo and two at Gold's. Today was a "bonus" practice. The daughter and I showed up for Evan & Kelly's Ashtanga class at the Davenport School of Yoga. That consisted of the full primary series. I managed to get through it with a few substitutions here and there. I haven't sweated like that in a long while. Then it was lunch and 30 miles on the bike,
  3. Last Friday, I meet up with Rick and we did a little ride to the Chief Blackhawk Antique Motor Cycle Swap Meet and Races. That was way cool. It was very interesting to see all of the very old motorcycles. It's very evident how much motorcycles have in common with bicycles when you see the old ones.
  4. I also wandered through a WWII ship that was in town. The ship was the LST 325. It was brought back to the US by a small group of veterans in 2001. I can't image taking that across the Atlantic. It is the only remaining one out of 1061 that is still in use in the original configuration.
Well... That's all for now. I think I need to have a little nap... about ten hours worth.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Woah... It's Been Awhile

Holy Socks! It's been almost a month since the last post. I've been shirking my blog responsibilities, such as they are. Here are the last few items of interest.

  1. I managed to ride RAGBRAI and not fall down or flat. A good time was had by all. I was hanging with ShortBus and riding with them some. I'll try to get a RAGBY post together before all of it gets out of my head.
  2. I also managed to win the Tour de France. Well... at least I won the Kim West Radio Cycling Show Tour de France contest. I'll be claiming my t shirt when I head to Ames later this month.
  3. I've been stacking in the miles and I'm starting to feel a little bit of fitness returning. RAGBRAI was an almost 500 mile week, followed by a 300 mile week, and this week is looking like it will be around 350. W00t!
Today's little ride was just a bit over 90 miles in just a bit over 5 hours. That averages out to about 18mph for the ride. And it was in the rain too. Tough guy points might be in the offing. That depends if I do the 50 or so planned for tomorrow.

Gotta go... I feel the need for a beer and some tunes. Hard Quarter is playing at the Bier Stube tonight. I'm not to wild about the beer there, but they do have Warstiener ,which will do in a pinch. Or I might just slip next door to Bent River and get either an Uncommon Stout (a coffee stout) or the Pale Ale. Maybe I can listen to the band from there.... the best of both worlds.