Archive for the 'Bike Diary' Category

WHY I KEEP MY RECEIPTS AND WARRANTIES…

June 16th, 2017

So, back in June of 1992, I bought a Trek 800 Antelope like the one above. This month, three days shy of the bike’s 25th anniversary, the frame broke, snapping the frame/chainstay all the way through at dropout on drivetrain side. At first I went online to see if the frame was repairable, but I […]

OHIO CITY BICYCLE FIXATHON II: 3 MARCH AT 6 PM…

March 2nd, 2016

From 6 to 10 p.m. tomorrow the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op at 1840 Columbus Road will again host a bicycle fixathon to help repair 150 bikes for the Cleveland Schools bicycle safety pilot program. Jim Sheehan, executive director, writes: The Ohio City Bicycle Co-op has enlisted the help of bike mechanics from many of ts […]

ON THE INANITY OF RESOLUTIONS…

December 30th, 2013

In my home-town newspaper this morning, the daily reader poll asks How long do you keep new year’s resolutions? and gives four possible responses: one day, a few days, at least a week and I don’t do them. I chose the final option. Any resolution looking more than 24 hours into the future is meaningless […]

HELP WANTED: BIKE MECHANIC, $$$…

May 24th, 2012

From Jim Sheehan at the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op: OCBC is hiring! Bike Mechanic needed! The Ohio City Bicycle Co-op needs more help to repair donated, used bikes for our education programs and retail sales. We are seeking a bike mechanics with at lease 2 seasons of professional bike shop repair experience for part- or […]

BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN…

May 15th, 2012

I haven’t been on my bike the last couple of weeks (really not since, 19 April, but who’s counting) mostly because I’ve been wickedly busy with students — 12-hour days for much of April and May — but I decided that enough was enough and altered my schedule this morning, giving up an hour of […]

72.8 MILES DOWN, 927.2 MILES TO GO…

March 25th, 2012

Yesterday I took my first longer bike ride of the 2012 season, covering 27.05 miles in two hours and 37 minutes at an average speed of 10.3 miles per hour. I rode on the Tow Path, getting on at the Station Road Bridge Trailhead at Brecksville and riding south (upstream) to the Botzum Trailhead just […]

28.8 MILES DOWN, 971.2 MILES TO GO…

March 21st, 2012

Five days into the first week of the 2012 bike season and I’m already at 82 percent of my weekly goal. From my current weight — 206.2 pounds this morning — plateau I think I’m already beginning to replace fat with muscle. Life is good.

20.1 DOWN, 979.1 TO GO…

March 20th, 2012

I’m put in two five-mile-plus rides so far this week bringing my 2012 total up to 20.1 miles. What I’m really excited about is that with 60 pounds fewer (206.1 pounds this morning) to push around my 5-mile circuit — through Cumberland Park to Forest Hills Park in Cleveland Heights, around Forest Hills in East […]

2.65 9.91 DOWN, 997.4 990.01 TO GO…

March 18th, 2012

[Updates @ 1051: This morning I logged 7.26 miles in 45 minutes at an average of 9.5 mph.] Yesterday, with a new battery in my bike’s computer, I officially began my 2012 cycling season. My goal this year is to log 1,000 miles by the end of September, or over the next 198 days. That […]

WORKS FOR ME…

August 3rd, 2011

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July 23rd, 2009

5.05 miles in 31:31 minutes at an average speed of 9.9 miles per hour.

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July 22nd, 2009

5.02 miles in 28:59 minutes at an average speed of 10.2 miles per hour.

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July 21st, 2009

5.06 miles in 30:42 minutes at an average speed of 9.7 miles per hour…

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July 20th, 2009

5.06 miles in 29.43 minutes at an average speed of 10.1 miles per hour…