Monthly Archives: December 2010

Son of a ……..

The big thaw has hit and has already claimed the trails in my HP. Its gonna last another 40 hours or so. With added rain. Possible thunderstorms.
Only consolation is that we might just get the beach back for riding. Might be a boatload of ice as its gonna freeze very quick on Friday nite after a ton of rain.
Got the Nokians on Winterpinkie.
Bring it on.

Game On.

 Just bought this guy. Not a trainer.
This post has been coming for weeks. Maybe months. My weight has ballooned to its highest point in 20 years. Its to the point of bailing on the group rides cuz Im struggling so bad. I mention this not because of the time of year or holiday season. Its brought on by my declining health and poor performance in the saddle. I struggle badly just to try and finish the rides. Ditching the bike for awhile has crossed my mind due to frustration.

I realize my eating issues are stress produced. And still cant seem to keep it at bay. And its the eating thats the issue. Intense riding only “neutralizes” the problem, then the lack of riding always lets the pendulum swing toward the weight gain.
In the past, I always tried to combat with just more and more riding. Only to eat more and negate any calorie burn. Very frustrating.
 In the meantime, I have purchased a spin bike. Its not the highest end piece available but the price was right. And I really hate trainers. My weight makes trainers so unstable. 

With my impending lifestyle change, Im thinking instead of backing off the bike to maybe diving into it. Im talking full on training. The structured kind. I just might want to see how far up I can go from as far down I am. 
That would be interesting….. I think.


Moving on…….

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As we head into another holiday (the one I don’t like) I have a lot on my mind. With my day job’s days running out I am looking into the next chapter of my life.
Back in say… 2002 I was not the guy you know today. I owned a trucking company that I built from scratch. In its hey day it grossed about 6 million per year. I dumped it in 2002 cuz I was sick of working 15 hours a day. I went from making six figures to sleeping in. It was the best thing I ever did for myself in my life. 
The hardest part was adjusting my expenses. With high salary came high credit card payments. All my personal debt had to be negotiated. After a year of doing nothing I took the sales job I have today. I made half as much money and was twice as happy.

I am now at the point where this is going to happen again. My day job has me “reassigned” to another office in another city and thats not going to work for me. So I am once again preparing for this scenario to happen again. This is the wrong time of year to rely on the store for income. Jan and Feb bike stores are in survival mode. So in some ways I pumped for this, but financial worries follow. Once again I will have to negotiate my personal finances. However, I would never let that stop me. I’m the kind of guy who has no problem jumping in with my eyes closed. 

Gonna do it for real. And I am going to be a happier man for it..



Very seldom do I mention family, but thats by design. Not that I dont want to. Its just better that way. I really try to leave almost all of my personal stuff off public pages having bad experiences with stuff like that in the past.
But its the Holidays and thats good for at least one shout out. Here are my kids/grandkids. I like them.
Left to right: Jasmin and Gizmo
Jessica and Jackson
Jaimi and Willow
Christmas was a good day. A lot slower that in the past. The entire household actually took a nap sometime mid afternoon. You should have been there. It was awesome.
Hope you had a good one too.