Category Archives: Cycling

Trying to Justify My Heavy Bike

When I grew up, in my house, if you needed something you went out and bought the cheapest (least expensive). We certainly gave no thought to aesthetics and very little to quality. If and when it broke, however, we didn’t … Continue reading

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Crushed Dreams

Today, in west central Missouri, on May 3rd, I woke up to this: Well, yes, that is my back yard, but I’m referring to the snow! It hasn’t snowed in this area in May since 1907. That’s, like, almost 100 … Continue reading

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What Time is It? Time to Train!

Finding time to exercise is not hard. In fact, it’s as easy as 4 simple steps. If you struggle to stay in shape because your schedule is too full, try these simple life hacks, and you’ll be completing Ironman races … Continue reading

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The Pretend Triathlete

Why “The Pretend Triathlete”? The Pretend Triathlete is a regular dude who is 41 years old as of this date, married, 3 kids, full-time office job, and lives in a small town in the heart of America. He attempts 3 … Continue reading

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Am I Lazy or Just a Wussie?

My in-laws acquired a few chickens and the hens are laying eggs. They gave us a couple dozen eggs and I boiled three of them this morning for my AM protein. I don’t know why but I feel just like a peasant … Continue reading

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Red Red Whine

In yesterday’s post I related how I had a bad race in Branson last Sunday. I was pretty disappointed, during, and after, the race. Heck! I’m still a little disappointed right now. But I own that bad race. I talked … Continue reading

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The Big Branson 70.3 Bust

or How Bad Do I Suck at Triathlon? or Time to Start Blogging About Something Else Wow! What a let down. I knew my time wouldn’t be great, but c’mon man! Last Sunday I participated in the Branson 70.3 Ironman … Continue reading

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Branson 70.3 Tomorrow

Today’s the day. Not the day of the race, but the day I get to go over and pick up my race packet and get all checked in for the Branson 70.3. My wife and I will drive over to … Continue reading

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The Grossest Part About Cycling

Today, Labor Day, I got in 56 miles on the bike, completing the 70.3 weekend! Yeah! It got hot out there today. It was 91 degrees when I got back, and I was feeling it. Over the 56 miles I … Continue reading

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14.3 Miles So Far

Friday I swam 2000 meters and today, Sunday, I ran* 13.1 miles. Tomorrow I hope to bike at least 56 miles. That will complete my 70.3 weekend, albeit out of order. As I finished my swim on Friday morning it … Continue reading

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