Healthy and active
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Caldwell, Idaho USA
Bikes: mid-60's Dunelt 10-speed, Specialized Allez Sport Tripple, Trek 7.2 FX
Do listen to the Podcast I linked. I do not live in Portland, but do get there several times a year for meetings, etc. KBOO has a bike program once a month and their past broadcasts are archived in Podcast form. In case you have not used Podcasts and assume they are only for people with an iPod, the files download as MP3s you can play several ways, including your computer.
I am glad you found your article. I googled a couple of words you had in your post and the article popped up right away. Some days Google seems to give different results with the same words. An interesting way to go at it is to search Google Images by means of someone's last name. If their picture appears anywhere on the Internet, you will get their image. Clicking on the image takes you to the web page where the image is stored. It is an interesting way to learn about people who share your family name. Sometimes you can even make contact with them through the web page.
Since this is the sub-forum for Clydesdales and Athenas, I want to share a bit about weight and losing it. Two years ago I was about 224 lbs. I started biking and watching what I eat just a bit. Last year I managed to ride 3,500 miles. Over 18 months I dropped to about 203 lbs. I had been stuck at 203 lbs. for months until recently. My doctor put me on 20 mg. daily of Simvastatin to reduce my cholesterol. A low cholesterol diet goes with taking a statin drug. I have eliminated or greatly restricted some personal favorites: ice cream, chocolate, cookies, red meat, cheese, snack crackers. After beginning the daily statin dosage I noticed my appetite did not seem as strong. The combination of slightly less appetite and eliminatng some favorite foods has brought about a weight loss of about five pounds in the last fifteen days. Technically, I am now a Clyde emiritus at 197.5 lbs., but I am waiting a while to declare that officially, lest my weight suddenly shoot back up over 200 for some reason.
From 1964 to 1966 I was a student at Concordia University in St. Paul and rode a 3-speed bike all over St. Paul and Minneapolis.