Saturday, August 28, 2010

On the CycleOps by mhare2001 at Garmin Connect - Details

On the CycleOps by mhare2001 at Garmin Connect - Details
Riding on the CycleOps since it is still raining down here.

Yep, there is something to be said for a good cycle short, I am wearing my old shorts from Nashbar, definitely not a short I would ever recommend to a cyclist friend.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Beach Ride in the Rain by mhare2001 at Garmin Connect - Details

Beach Ride in the Rain by mhare2001 at Garmin Connect - Details
Had a great, but wet ride today at the beach! Richard and Sharon came out to brave driving rain and strong winds from the west to log a 25-mile ride worthy of recording in the record books! Great ride guys! Great camaraderie and stories were shared over a post ride cup of coffee and plans for the next ride made. As a side note, I finally figured out the reason for pro cyclist wearing the shoe covers. When it starts raining those shoes that breathe so well and let our feet stay cool, also leaks like a sieve and holds water like a bowl!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Model Complete Streets Laws and Resolutions | PHLP

Model Complete Streets Laws and Resolutions | PHLP
Information about Complete Streets making the roadway safe for all user.

3 Feet Please

3 Feet Please, I want to make it home today! I had a tractor trailer try to run me off the road yesterday. Education can make the difference. Link to an article in Bicycling Magazine. I was about 15 minutes into my ride going down County Road 10 a road with no shoulders, when I heard a truck horn blow twice, I thought OK thanks for letting me know you are back their, come on around when it is clear. I have control of the lane riding approximately 28 to 36 inches inside the edge line and next thing I see is a truck passing me and I can literally reach out and touch the side of the truck, I instinctively swerve to the right going off the road luckily maintaining control of my bike, after the truck passes I immediately move to the middle of the line and ride to the next intersection. This guy almost killed me and I thought, first he had honked twice telling me to get out of his way then brushes me back by passing to close, does he realize how close he was to committing vehicular homicide?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Article from Bicycle Magazine about Sharing the road

Follow this link for some great ideas about making the road safe for both motorist and cyclists alike. Share the Road

Monday, August 2, 2010

Training Ride To Jesse's by mhare2001 at Garmin Connect - Details

Training Ride To Jesse's by mhare2001 at Garmin Connect - Details
Worked on keeping my Heart Rate up over 150BPM trying to improve my endurance pace. Also, the more I ride the more I understand the benefits of good clothing, today I rode with my Nashbar Gel shorts, no comparison to the Bontriggers or Castelli's.