Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Etra Park ride

Decided to try the other trail in Etra Park, but asked a couple for the directions and they gave me the directions which took me to the Twin Rivers bike path which is much shorter, so I made up the lost miles on local roads. This time I was brave and crossed the NJ Turnpike and down Route 33.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

I was planning on a 10 mile ride, but kids turned the road signs and the dummy I am followed them. I ended up with close to 18 miles of hills and horrible roads.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

First time out of my area!

Today is the first time I ventured out of my development, and the roads are real bad, but the ride was great.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Pain, Pain and more Pain, and did I say I am stupid?

Well about four days ago I decided to change my chain and go with a lighter KMC X9SL chain in gold finish. I ordered it from overseas as the price was very reasonable and it only took a week to get. during this period I also decided to hand wash my home, which is safer than Power washing but much more work. So it means washing each piece of siding with Murphy's Oil Soap doing a small section at a time starting from the bottom and rinsing each section. The results are much better than power washing. The problem with this is that it requires a huge amount of squatting and bending, which did a job on my legs, I did the front side and back in two days and still have one side. My legs are Charlie horse and very painful. I decided that I would install the chain and adjust it then ride. Well the plan was great, the chain job went easy about an hour installing and adjusting and lubing. The problem was the wind here is so strong I had to really use my legs and they hurt like hell. Next week I have to finish the other side of the house and expect to be in more pain. The chain is a beautiful thing and shifts great. I will let you know more after I ride some more. By the way I ride, then come home and walk another two miles, then again walk another two miles at night.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Ten miles of wind but pure joy!

I rode ten miles with horrible head winds, I think I should have taken up parasailing! Still I had a great ride.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Shorter ride than normal

Today I rode 8 miles not 10, my back has been acting up and I just pushed myself to the limit of pain before I had to give up. But I did walk my usual two miles after.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Great ride aon another flat windy day

10 miles on a windy, windy day, but it was great.