Archive for September 2013

Would You Die For A Smartphone App?

During my search for the perfect cycling application last year, I did some research, and had read some not so good reports about Strava. It seemed like a good app at the time, had all the functions I was looking for plus it had the whole group, or social, challenges attached to it, which is... Read more »

5 easy tips on how to lose weight.

I have struggled with being overweight for most of my life. The only time that I think I was at my ideal weight was in high school. Those days are long gone, and now that I am in my middle 40’s, I’m finding it’s harder to lose the extra stuff. This extra weight is really... Read more »

I want to be able to climb like Chris Horner

While sitting on the couch, healing from a lower back injury, again, I was flipping through my You Tube subscriptions and came across a video of the last 20 km in stage 20 of the 2013 Vuelta A Espana. Chris Horner, who rides for Trek /Team Leopard/Radio Shack/Nissan was leading, and I watched as he... Read more »

Once a firefighter, always a firefighter.

I know this blog is about cycling, and for the most part, it is. I feel I need to share something that has also been a huge part of my life. Before I became a 9-1-1 dispatcher,  I was a paid on call Firefighter/EMT. How it all started is a simple story. At the time,... Read more »

I'm not doing this to win. I'm doing this because I can.

I’ve noticed something odd about myself. The older I get, the more and more interested I am in physical activities like cycling, jogging and swimming. Well, swimming, for now, is on the back burner. I never learned how to swim, so swimming lessons are on the agenda for next year. The reason why I mention... Read more »

Where to find joy in what you do, no matter what it is.

Spending an evening with my beautiful bride brings me joy. Watching my daughter during the halftime show at the local high school, that brings me joy. Playing video games with my son brings me joy. In a world of such doom and gloom, it’s really hard to find stuff that actually brings us joy. Real... Read more »

Find the root of your back pain...and other injuries

I get this ad-mail from my bicycling magazine telling me that I can find the root of my back pain, if, I buy a certain book. Well, I dont need to spend $40 on a book to tell me why I hurt my back. I have real world feed back for that. I have had... Read more »