Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Week In Review

Well, my week anyway.

I lost another 1.5 lbs. A nice pace for long lasting weight reduction.

On the bike, I rode 126 miles. One of the best weeks in a long time. 85 miles the week before.

Made some progress on the job front. A couple of definite maybes. Better than all the "we're not hiring at this time" I've been hearing.

I took a day off the bike on Thursday. I rode stronger on Friday and Saturday. Coincidence ? I think not.

I sub in a golf league for the first time in years. We pay Thursday nights at Nemadji in Superior. I won my match, that's 4 out of 4 this year. After knocking off the rust from not playing for a couple of years, I'm hitting the ball pretty well. Putting, which used to be my strong suite, is not coming around like my iron play has. I need to practice more, but I have other priorities that take up my time.

I had another strange flat on the road bike. I have a habit of checking my tires for cuts and garbage after each ride and all was OK. The next day, the front tire was flat. There was a fairly large hole on the inner side of the tube. There was no debris or anything to account for the puncture. No loose spokes to poke through, no nothing. It looked almost like a pinch flat, but it would have gone flat immediately if it was. I installed a new rim strip and patched the tube. Knock on wood, it's been fine since.

Lastly, happy Father's Day to all of you dads out there. Take an easy spin with your family if you can. Share the day with your kids. They'll appreciate it, even if they don't say it out loud.


Tim D said...

Good news on the weight loss. Hope you have nailed (?) the flats. I hadn't quite got rid of the rattles with the new mudguards. Then I realized, after several short rides, that I'd only tightened up one wheel nut!

Boz said...

I did a similar thing the other day. I didn't realize it til I hit the brakes and the front end shook. I'm glad I hadn't filed off the lawyer tabs yet.

Mountjoy said...

Hi Boz,
Just noticed your blog in passing, been an avid cyclist all mt life.
A 65 yo friend of mine with type two diabetes has replaced all meds with hemp seed oil. His doc is OK with it, as he reports all sugar readings are now better than an avg non-diabetic reading.
Dunno' but thot U might look into it.