Biking

Top 5 Triathlon Takeaways

1. Age is just a number. Quite literally. We all had our ages written on our right calves, and it quickly became obvious that there were a LOT of people over the age of 40 who were competing, and competing well. It appears that the sport of triathloning improves with age. The winner, in fact, … Continue reading »

Categories: Biking, Fitness Journey, Running, Triathlon | Leave a comment

Mighty Mississinewa Triathlon

The short of it: my goal was to complete the triathlon – consisting of a 500 meter swim, 16.8 mile bike, and 3.75 mile run – in two hours. My final time? 1 hour, 55 minutes. Beast mode was ON! The long of it: Pre-Race I woke up at 5:00, had whole-wheat toast with peanut butter, … Continue reading »

Categories: Biking, Fitness Journey, Running, Triathlon | 1 Comment

Bike to Work Week

Taking a break from running posts, May is National Bike Month! It’s finally warm enough to bike earlier in the day, and it just so happens that this week has been the National Bike to Work Week. Which I have done twice this week! What’s that phrase, where necessity is the mother of invention? Steve … Continue reading »

Categories: Biking | Leave a comment

Tips for Biking to Work

Biking to work or college is an all-around good thing. You get plenty of exercise, fewer gas emissions are emitted, and you save a few cents from your gas money budget. After three summers of being a semi-regular bike commuter, I’d like to offer you my Tips for Biking to Work. 1. Get yourself a decent … Continue reading »

Categories: Biking | Tags: | 2 Comments

Safety Nets

On my first bike ride in about four weeks, I got a flat tire less than two miles in. I pulled over at a small church and assessed the situation under an awning. This was my train of thinking: 1. I had never changed a tire completely by myself. 2. I had never taken a … Continue reading »

Categories: Biking | Leave a comment