Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Chicago Bike the Drive 2007

Yesterday I participated in Bike the Drive, which is a non-competitive bike ride on Lake Shore Drive (LSD). From 5:30 am - 10 am, riders could choose the north or south route down eight lanes of concrete that are normally filled with cars. My college buddies and I decided to go south first and then turned around and did the north route, too. Each trip was 15 miles. It was a bit rainy, but at the very end, you could see blue sky and it ended up being a beautiful May day.

This weekend's Mileage: 30 miles
2007 Year to Date Mileage: 128.1 miles


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Beautiful day for a bike ride. I commuted to work and also ran an errand tonight on the bike. Getting ready for Chicago's Bike the Drive this weekend.

Today's Mileage: 4.1 miles
2007 Year to Date Mileage: 98.1 miles

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Bellevue Biathlon

Saturday was the Bellevue Baptist Church's 2nd annual Biathlon. It included a 2.9 miles run and an 11 miles bike. I was Angela's tortoise, but she keep reminding me it wasn't about the time. We were using this as experience for the YMCA Triathlon in a few weeks. We ended up completing the whole thing in about 1:20:00. That breaks down to a 32:?? minute run and a 48:?? bike. I was okay with that. A couple more weeks of training and then the Lakewood Valley Triathlon, 9 June 2007.

Friday was National Bike to Work Day. I rode in to work 4 out of 5 days last week. Pretty good! I'm going to take Monday off so I can run some errands, but will ride in to work at least a couple days this coming week. Also, next Sunday I'm joining friends in Chicago for Bike the Drive. Looking forward to seeing the sun rise over Lake Michigan, while biking Lake Shore Drive, with no cars on it!

This weekend's Mileage: 11.0 miles
2007 Year to Date Mileage: 94.0 miles

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Today was the League of American Bicyclists' Bike to Work Day. There were organized events in cities all across the country, including Louisville, Indy, and Bowling Green. Nothing organized in Owensboro that I know of. I biked in and pass a couple of people in the morning and evening so that was good. Tomorrow is the Belleview Baptist Church Biathlon - 3 mile run and 11 mile bike ride. I hope I survive!!!

Today's Mileage: 3.3 miles
2007 Year to Date Mileage: 83.0 miles


Friday, May 18, 2007

Thursday was day 4 of Bike to Work week. It was a touch on the cool side, but still comfortable. I saw a half dozen bike riders on my way home. Yeah!!!

Today's Mileage: 3.2 miles
2007 Year to Date Mileage: 79.7 miles


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hump Day

Well, it's hump day and the middle of Bike to Work week. After some storms last night, today was a bit cooler for the morning ride, but not bad. On the way home I notice quite a few bike riders. Some with helmets, some without. Some on newer bikes some older. Some with riding gear and others in regular clothes. It takes all kinds and doesn't really matter how you look or what your ride. Just Bike It!

Today's Mileage: 6.2 miles
2007 Year to Date Mileage: 76.5 miles


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Day 1 Bike to Work Week

On the way home I stopped at Quality Bikes, the local bike shop (LBS). I needed a bike computer for my Trek 1200. I got one and will install it sometime this week. I can use at for the Bellevue Baptist Church Biathlon this Saturday

Today's Mileage: 3.3 miles
2007 Year to Date Mileage: 70.3 miles


Monday, May 14, 2007

I haven't written in a while. There's been a lot going on at work. However, I did run in the BBQ Fest/Get Healthy Kentucky 5k this Saturday. I used it as a training run for the upcoming Lakewood Valley Sprint Triathlon. Next weekend, I'll participate in the Bellview Baptist Church Biathlon.

This week is Bike-to-Work Week. Unfortunately, I don't know if there are any events planned in Owensboro. However, I'm going to try and ride in to work all 5 days this week, as long as rain isn't imminent. I did a little tune-up ride around the neighborhood this afternoon to shake the rust off my legs.

This weekend's Mileage: 2.7 miles
2007 Year to Date Mileage: 67.0 miles

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