Category Archives: The Bike

Early season progress

A few weeks ago (wow, it was nearly a month ago!), I managed to get out for my first 40-mile ride of the year…and my third ever of that length. It was a beautiful day, sunny with highs in the … Continue reading

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Hello again…

I’ve just come off the tail end of a really rough quarter.  The good news is that my 4.0 is safe, I made my trainer time goals for December and February (but missed January’s by four hours), and made my … Continue reading

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Indoor Cycling Challenge Update

My progress thus far in the Team Estrogen Indoor Cycling Challenge: Goal Time: 10 hours Total as of 12/11/11:  4:07. (41%, approximately) Days ridden: 8/11 I’ve been trying to mix it up as much as my abdominal muscle will allow. … Continue reading

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What I’ve been up to: By the Numbers.

I must apologize for not blogging since August 2nd.  I haven’t really been in “writing” mode for various reasons.  I’ll try to post more often. (I promise I have a “food” post in the works as we speak.) Here’s a … Continue reading

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July…will August be better?

I started July with a goal of 200 miles for the month. I know there are people who ride that in a week, but that’s plenty for me right now. Thanks to the heat wave, bike maintenance issues (but I … Continue reading

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June…on to July!

Total miles for June: 162.  Longest ride: 34.  Shortest: 3. What I learned this month: Riding in high humidity is not fun, especially if you’re riding somewhere without shade.  (That was my three-mile ride.  I tootled around my neighborhood for … Continue reading

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Rain: More fun than you’d think

This is a somewhat late ride report (ride was June 24th), but I’m combining it with my July 2nd ride, because they’re on a similar topic. When I left my house to head to the bike trail, it was partly … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend Ride: The report–with pictures!

My riding this year has been somewhat curtailed by the more-than-typical Cincinnati weather.  We had a very wet and cool spring that suddenly got very hot.  I’m not very heat-tolerant at all.  If it would stay below 80F year-round, I’d … Continue reading

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First ride of the year: A report

Note: I started this last Wednesday…I got sidetracked by all the running around we were doing while back in Cincinnati. C and I managed to beat the rain last Tuesday and sneaked a ride in on the bike trail.   … Continue reading

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Lust: Part II

I’m back in Cincinnati for a little while (until Saturday).   C and I spent today driving around visiting bike shops.  Luckily, two of the three shops are close to my house, but getting to and from the Jamis dealer … Continue reading

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