The Perfect Summer Song

This song, Daisy, by Stone Temple Pilots, in my opinion, best captures the spirit of a summer day by the pool, lake, or pond.  I picture a gentle, lazy, hot afternoon, or a cooling transition into the evening, sun heavily edging toward the horizon.

Oh boy oh boy, the trike, it’s a comin’

I am excited. [cetsEmbedGmap src=,+MI+to+toledo,+oh&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=48.77566,92.021484&ie=UTF8&ll=40.279526,-81.430664&spn=11.828614,23.005371&z=6&saddr=Grand+Rapids,+MI&daddr=toledo,+oh width=350 height=425 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0 frameborder=0 scrolling=no] I hope it gets here before the holiday weekend, because you know the shipping dudes are going to be drinking and partying and probably blacking out, or selling their freight for more booze money.

I WON THE TRIKE!‘s Bryan Ball informed me via e-mail that I had won the Terratrike Recumbent Tricycle which was the prize for the Terratrike Car-Free Challenge! I don’t have any further details yet, but I’ll post them as I know!  I’m so excited I can hardly contain myself!!!!

Day 32

I couldn’t bike to work yesterday (day 32) because I was running late, and where I wanted to park, I would have had to go through road work in an already slow intersection, so I just continued on to work in my car (unhappily). Fortunately, I had the Winding Trails Triathlon later that day, and …

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Day 31

Ride 1 I’m too lazy to copy and paste the stats today.  My ride to work was 9.6 miles (I think), and it was easy and fast!  Nothing much to talk about there.  I’m continuing to work on spinning more and transferring more energy into a full turn of the crank and I’m seeing the benefits …

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Day 30

Ride Stats Distance: 16.60 mi Time: 01:00:00 Weather: 63F, cool, slightly rainy. Chipmunk index of 0. Terrain: Road: Flat Bike: Specialized Allez Comp Club: Road 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge The Ride I rode down to my LBS to check out some mountain bikes in preparation for the Winding Trails Triathlon series.  My sandblaster is still toast, …

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Day 28

Morning Stats Distance: 22.90 miles Time: 01:09:00 Terrain: Road: Rolling Bike: Specialized Allez Road Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge Weather Conditions: 61F, cool, overcast. Chipmunk index of 3. Morning Ride The first chipmunk I saw was running about 20mph across rt 179, just after the Ocean State Job Lot in Canton.  He avoided a truck …

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Day 27

Morning Stats Distance: 11.60 miles Time: 00:41:13 Terrain: Road: Rolling Bike: Specialized Allez Road Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge Weather Conditions: 57F, light mist, overcast. Chipmunk index of 7. Morning Ride I tried to break my record from yesterday … 11.6 miles in 39:55, but I missed it by a half minute.  Actually, that’s pretty …

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Day 22 & 23

Took a trip to Howe Caverns in New York with friends, so was not able to bike over the weekend.  I also still need to get a new tube for the rear tire today.