From the monthly archives:

December 2008

12m: “Well that sucked!”

December 29, 2008

In a fit of frustration and anger, I picked up a good sized rock and threw it as hard as I could at my bike. The rock bounced off the saddle. I’m surprised it didn’t bounce back and hit me in the head. That’s just the kind of day I was having. All I wanted […]

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66m: A Sporty Day

December 27, 2008

It was cold again this morning on the way to meet the Descenders for their weekly Saturday ride. This time I had my full-fingered gloves on and it made all the difference. We were supposed to preview the Boulevard race course today, but the chilly weather had us staying closer to home. The high temp […]

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6,000 Miles

December 27, 2008

On today’s ride, my odometer clicked past the 6,000 mile mark for the year. I checked google maps and it is 3,031 miles from my house in San Diego to Boston, MA. So, in 2008 I effectively rode my bike from San Diego to Boston and back. I only drove my car 3,350 miles this […]

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38m: Who wants it more?

December 23, 2008

Mark says that the guy who wins the bike race is the guy who wants it the most. He knows this because he’s won more bike races than I’ll ever attend. And he’s right of course. I just sigh and look down, because I don’t know if I want it badly enough. I’m doing sprint […]

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The First Day of Summer!

December 21, 2008

Today is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s the first day of Summer. Well, ok, technically December 21st is the first day of Winter, but it’s also the Winter Solstice. For the last six months, the big blue marble we all live on has been slowly tipping away from the Sun, causing […]

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