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Here Are A Couple Of Pics From The Weekend

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September has been pretty busy for me, so work and personal life have priority over most anything else — even riding. This is especially sad, since the weather has been awesome the past few days. I do manage to get in a ride or two after work — I keep my single speed up at the office for emergency after-work wind downs. I also squeeze in a couple of  short rides on the weekend.

Last weekend I did an urban assault in Dallas with my buddy, Jason:

Giles

Even when I’m not riding, I see bicycling all around me.

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Written by dickdavid

September 23, 2013 at 5:55 am

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Making Time To Ride

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Bike Route

I told myself that I wouldn’t let myself slack off this past winter. I’d like to think that, for the most part, I haven’t.

However, I worry that –  in reality – it’s only been short, slow rides on the weekends. I even busted out the beach cruiser on Sunday. With such a mild winter, I really don’t have an excuse – other than not having enough time. The days were shorter (and I don’t like to ride at night), while work and other projects have been using up most of my motivation. In retrospect, my excuses are lame.

I feel that this has taken it’s toll on my legs, stamina, and not to mention, my gut. Even the short 3-mile trips to my local Starbucks has become a chore.

I was never a strong or fast rider, but I was pretty impressed with my resilience to last summer’s heatwave. My 13.5-mile commute to my office was a pleasure, even during the 100 plus degree return home. My goal, this year, is to start that commute earlier and do it more often. I plan on doubling what I did last year.

I’ll start this weekend, with a longer ride, to a Starbucks that’s much further away.

Morning Red Line

Richardson Trails

Written by dickdavid

March 27, 2012 at 5:45 am