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2011 Tour De Rook - Leg 7

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To the stats:

  • Thumbnail image for Tour_Rook.gifTotal Distance: 9.59 miles
  • Elapsed riding time: 00.45.16
  • Top Speed: 23.6 mph
  • Average Speed: 12.6 mph
  • iPod: The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You & The Tragically Hip - Up To Here
  • Wind: 8 mph SSE
  • Humidity 84%
  • Temperature: 77 F
Found another circuit to ride. I figure in another week, if I can keep up this pace, I will be able to circuit through Farmington and back. My plan tomorrow is to keep it simple and light; a six mile leg.

Oh, and you might notice I switch back to the iPod. The ear buds that came with the Nokia Astound suck. The sound horrible and they are uncomfortable as hell. I have been looking at headphone/mic combinations for just such types of phones, but have yet to find what I want. Also, I am tired of listening to the radio. But I have not yet put any of my own music into standard mp3 format. I put all my discs into iTunes. Just another project for sometime in the future.

2011 Tour De Rook - Leg 6

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To the stats:

  • Thumbnail image for Tour_Rook.gifTotal Distance: 8.13 miles
  • Elapsed riding time: 00.38.42
  • Top Speed: 24.4 mph
  • Average Speed: 12.6 mph
  • Nokia Astound: The Cities 97
  • Wind: 4 mph SSW
  • Humidity 66%
  • Temperature: 74 F
Okay, today's leg felt better. I did not make an effort to push myself. I just kept a simple, enjoyable pace. I did take the route with some hills. I also decided to make a circuit instead of turning around and heading back. I lucked out and found a route with only a quarter mile of gravel road; otherwise, it was all blacktop.

This year it really seems to be taking me longer to get into the swing of things. Honestly, after starting over a month ago I have only managed 6 legs. Part of the problem, I believe, is the lack of sleep I have been getting. Hence tonight's sleep study. Hopefully they will be able to determine exactly what I am suffering from and give me a treatment. I want to feel stronger than I have been these past few years.

I would be remiss if I did not mention Cinnamon, my Board of Director. It seems I come back from my bike rides with all sorts of new smells. I tried to give her a pet on the top of her head just a few moments ago, which she usually loves, but instead she had to take the time to smell all of my fingers. However, once she was satisfied, she insistently pushed her head under my hand to initiate petting.

2011 Tour De Rook - Leg 5

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To the stats:

  • Thumbnail image for Tour_Rook.gifTotal Distance: 6.19 miles
  • Elapsed riding time: 00.28.45
  • Top Speed: 16.9 mph
  • Average Speed: 12.8 mph
  • Nokia Astound: The Cities 97
  • Wind: 13 mph NW
  • Humidity 86%
  • Temperature: 62 F
Bleh! It was windy, overcast, and cold. I decided to avoid the hills and go with a straight west then east route with only the slightest of inclines.

2011 Tour De Rook - Leg 4

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To the stats:

  • Thumbnail image for Tour_Rook.gifTotal Distance: 6.32 miles
  • Elapsed riding time: 00.31.54
  • Top Speed: 24.6 mph
  • Average Speed: 11.8 mph
  • Nokia Astound: The Cities 97
  • Wind: 14 mph ENE
  • Humidity 80%
  • Temperature: 75 F

All things considered, this was a good leg. For one thing I found some decent hills to tackle without blowing my gut. Second, the wind was a bit stronger then with leg 3, and with the turns I took, and the wind breaks situated counter to my direction, I did get more head wind most of the run. But what I really like is that I worked up a good, old-fashioned sweat! I means I got a good workout.

The steroidal nasal spray is doing its job as well. My sinuses are cleared enough where I did not get any type of discomfort in them, nor any type of visual distortion that usually accompanies the sinus infection during a workout.

I am still overweight and out of shape, but feel good about today.

Excuse Me. Ah, Excuse Me!

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Quiet down everybody. I have an announcement to make.

I have a new addition to The Big Blogroll. Say hi to the Ornery Bastard.

Okay, That is all. You may resume your usual rambunctious* behavior.

* Damn! I spelled it correctly the first time.

Stolen With Prejudice.

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Prejudice:
-noun
1. an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.
2. any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.
3. unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, especially of a hostile nature, regarding a racial, religious, or national group.
4. such attitudes considered collectively: The war against prejudice is never-ending.
5. damage or injury; detriment: a law that operated to the prejudice of the majority.

-verb (used with object)
6. to affect with a prejudice, either favorable or unfavorable: His honesty and sincerity prejudiced us in his favor.
7. without prejudice, Law . without dismissing, damaging, or otherwise affecting a legal interest or demand.
I have this thing against blogs that lose my link.........

So, in retaliation I have stolen from them............

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I am thinking you notice what I stole has nothing in common with my anger over the loss of my link on their blogroll. My answer to that: Yeah? So? You got a problem with that? Take it up with my Board of Directors. All one of them.

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I should warn you though; she is cranky when woken from a nap.

2011 Tour De Rook - Leg 3

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To the stats:

  • Thumbnail image for Tour_Rook.gifTotal Distance: 6.77 miles
  • Elapsed riding time: 00.35.20
  • Top Speed: 19.6 mph
  • Average Speed: 11.4 mph
  • Nokia Astound: The Cities 97
  • Wind: 11 mph N
  • Humidity 57%
  • Temperature: 58 F

So, first of all, I have had a sinus infection of a type that responds to Flonase. I just took the first dose yesterday afternoon and already my congestion and pressure has reduced. It allowed me to actually go on a bike ride without getting any dizzy spells. However, I also took it easy because I am out of shape and really ought not be pushing myself that hard. At the doctor's office I learned what I suspected to be the case; I have borderline hypertension. This, along with the swelling and congestion are indicative of sleep apnea. My doctor agreed with me that I needed to do a sleep study. So, one is scheduled for June 24th at 8:15 PM.

Secondly; you will notice I replaced iPod with Nokia Astound. It is my new phone. It has a radio feature that I made use of this bike ride. What is nice about the phone is that when I either place a call or receive a call, the radio - or music player when I get mp3's uploaded from my computer - turns off so I can talk. Chances are I will switch between my iPod and the Astound.

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