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04-26-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By geofitz13

Right on the money about not forgetting the first...

Right on the money about not forgetting the first one....

Aug 2007 Pan Mass Challenge
Longest ride till then was 62 miles.
Had been riding for a little over a year, having taken it up at age...
04-19-10, 06:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 654
Posted By geofitz13

Golf Tournament

If you are, or going to be in, the Western Mass area on Thursday June 24, I am having a golf tournament to raise money for my Pan Massachusetts Challenge ride. 100% of the proceeds will go directly...
03-30-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,314
Posted By geofitz13

Under ideal conditions, once I hit 35 I'm on the...

Under ideal conditions, once I hit 35 I'm on the brakes. This is a considerable increase for me, since in the first two years of riding, I would never go over 25. But I think 35 will be my personal...
03-30-10, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,064
Posted By geofitz13

I'm organizing a golf tournament as a fundraiser...

I'm organizing a golf tournament as a fundraiser for the Pan mass Challenge this year. Lot of work, but the potential is great! And if you're gonna be in the Springfield MA area around June 25, and...
03-25-10, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By geofitz13

Those pics made my night! Great ride, great...

Those pics made my night! Great ride, great report, great pics. And the pie looked good, too!
03-25-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24,439
Views: 2,281,701
Posted By geofitz13

Got in a short 12+ miles today. It's great to be...

Got in a short 12+ miles today. It's great to be back on a real bike and off the trainer! This weekend is supposed to turn to cr*p, but should be able to resume after work rides next week.
03-25-10, 06:22 PM
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Views: 2,281,701
Posted By geofitz13

[QUOTE=bjjoondo;10561983]Got in 24 miles, went by...

[QUOTE=bjjoondo;10561983]Got in 24 miles, went by the Garden of the Gods,

When my son was at USAFA, we visited Garden of the Gods. That would be a cool ride!
03-24-10, 08:06 PM
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Views: 2,281,701
Posted By geofitz13

Only 9 miles today. Felt like a lot more, given...

Only 9 miles today. Felt like a lot more, given the headwind. Looking forward to the weekend for a longer ride.
03-21-10, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24,439
Views: 2,281,701
Posted By geofitz13

Did a very short (8 miles) ride yesterday, the...

Did a very short (8 miles) ride yesterday, the first of the year. Just to get the rust off. I was very excited about the effect that riding the trainer over the winter has had. Did a couple hills...
03-21-10, 06:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,200
Posted By geofitz13

Although I live about 2 miles from AIC, I haven't...

Although I live about 2 miles from AIC, I haven't really followed them. They have done a lot of re-habbing and expansion of the campus tho. They re-did the State St corridor and it's looking pretty...
03-20-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By geofitz13

Mid to upper 60's right now, should hit 70 later...

Mid to upper 60's right now, should hit 70 later today. Got to 71 yesterday. Got a great ride this morning, first of the year. I can't believe how much good the work on the trainer did. Hit a...
03-20-10, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,200
Posted By geofitz13

Listen to his "apology." The only reason for the...

Listen to his "apology." The only reason for the apology and his assertion that he was "joking" is because he got called on it. You can't listen to the broadcast because they took it off the...
03-20-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,200
Posted By geofitz13

Yeah, his comments were on ESPN980, the raido...

Yeah, his comments were on ESPN980, the raido show. Interestingly enough, while the recording of his very weak apology is still in thier archives, the offending show date has been removed. Are they...
03-20-10, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,200
Posted By geofitz13

TK is saying his show is all about comedy and...

TK is saying his show is all about comedy and sarcasm. This is not a subject for humor. In 2008, near the end of a 192 mile charity ride, some clown pulled over far into a breakdown lane and tried...
03-19-10, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By geofitz13

You hit the nail on the head. I did not take...

You hit the nail on the head. I did not take into account that the elevation at the bottom of the hill was not sea level. But you folks did confirm that I am at least doing the math right. So,...
03-18-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By geofitz13

help in calculating grade

Not neccessarily a 50+ topic, but I could use some help.
Trying to calculate the grade of a hill I go up.
According to Gmaps pedometer, the hill is .7809 mile, and elevation is 731 feet. ...
03-16-10, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,334
Posted By geofitz13

+1 on the Doppler Shift. Kinda like that one!

+1 on the Doppler Shift. Kinda like that one!
02-22-10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By geofitz13

I was diagnosed with labrynthitis about six years...

I was diagnosed with labrynthitis about six years ago. It lasted about four months. Had to stop driving. I would get severe vertigo at random times, no warning and the world would spin. Finally...
02-22-10, 03:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,708
Posted By geofitz13

I started going to the gym (lost ours in our...

I started going to the gym (lost ours in our house, but that's another story!) about three months ago. Have been spinning for an hour, started with rmps in the low 80's. Can now do 95 comfortably,...
Forum: Touring
02-19-10, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,981
Posted By geofitz13

I've been looking at one of these myself. One of...

I've been looking at one of these myself. One of the drawbacks (at least as far as I see right now) are the bar end shifters. Did you have previous experience with these, or did you have to learn...
02-19-10, 06:03 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 19,105
Posted By geofitz13

58, 5'10", 200. Down from 236 last May. When...

58, 5'10", 200. Down from 236 last May. When discharged from the Navy in '78, my height was listed at 6' even. I want my 2 inches back.
02-13-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,287
Posted By geofitz13

I have lost about 30 bls since last May and hope...

I have lost about 30 bls since last May and hope to drop another 10-15 before the end of this April. Will have to replace my bike shorts, and will probably be trying bibs this time.
02-03-10, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By geofitz13

I'm very impressed with your organization. My...

I'm very impressed with your organization. My office looks like it was hit by a bomb. Every two or three months, I break out the flamethrower and clean up the mess!
01-31-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By geofitz13

Haven't done it in a couple years. I'm from...

Haven't done it in a couple years. I'm from western Mass., and drive to Westport CT and take MetroNorth into the city. After the ride, take the train back to Westport and home. Makes for a very...
01-31-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,833
Posted By geofitz13

Mon-Wed-Fri night, one hour at the local gym,...

Mon-Wed-Fri night, one hour at the local gym, also Saturday am. Hate it, but I can't stand riding in the cold. So I loaded up an MP3 player with a slew of tunes and crank till I'm ready to puke. ...
01-29-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 9,565
Posted By geofitz13

I've been following Ironman's CaringBridge...

I've been following Ironman's CaringBridge journal, and this is really great news. Our thoughts and prayers remain with Ironman, WonderWoman and The Thing!
Hang in there, you're not alone!
01-28-10, 06:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,562
Posted By geofitz13

Two years ago, a full unopened can of coke. ...

Two years ago, a full unopened can of coke. Missed my head by about a foot. I retrieved the can and caught up with the car. Won't say what happened next, but that is one kid who probably thinks...
01-27-10, 09:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,016
Posted By geofitz13

That really is great news. Congrats!

That really is great news. Congrats!
01-21-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 9,565
Posted By geofitz13

Bob: I sent you a PM.... Like many...

Bob:
I sent you a PM....

Like many others have said, you're not going down this road alone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and Tyler.
01-19-10, 08:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,734
Posted By geofitz13

I'm very sorry for your loss. You and your...

I'm very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days. Have a safe trip.
01-14-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By geofitz13

Just bookmarked your blog. Nice job! Good luck...

Just bookmarked your blog. Nice job! Good luck with the fundraising. It's going to be a real challenge this year.
01-12-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By geofitz13

2010 Pan Mass Challenge

Just registered for the 2010 PMC. Yeah, the economy sucks. And yeah, my wife is still out of work. Tell that to the kids at Dana Farber. Tell that to the 27,000+ people who are walking around...
01-11-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,876
Posted By geofitz13

I also got a couple pair from bifocal safety...

I also got a couple pair from bifocal safety glasses. They were the answer I needed. Have two right now, and when I need to replace them, will go right back to the same company.
01-11-10, 01:15 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,725
Posted By geofitz13

Will be 59 in March. And I'm even looking...

Will be 59 in March. And I'm even looking forward to 60 now. Must have something to do with the bike!
01-11-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,011
Posted By geofitz13

The bike has changed my life radically. After a...

The bike has changed my life radically. After a career change, I suddenly had some time on my hands. So I bought a bike, thinking it would be good for excersize, and "something to do."
Because of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-09, 03:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,998
Posted By geofitz13

Since May, I have lost 32 lbs. I guess that's 2...

Since May, I have lost 32 lbs. I guess that's 2 bikes and 8 grand.
I like my solution.
12-01-09, 03:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,911
Posted By geofitz13

+1 What he said....

+1 What he said....
11-30-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,425
Posted By geofitz13

Sounds intriguing. And the Finger Lakes area is...

Sounds intriguing. And the Finger Lakes area is not that far from western Mass. Not a bad place for stocking up the wine cellar, too! I'll be watching for details if this comes to pass!
08-06-09, 06:03 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,034
Posted By geofitz13

Atkins Diet. Trying to lose 50 lbs. Halfway...

Atkins Diet. Trying to lose 50 lbs. Halfway there. It's killing my riding right now, after 5-10 miles, I'm done. Once I get to my target weight, I'll start eating more sensibly, hopefully keeping...
08-06-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By geofitz13

Thanks for all the comments/suggestions. Gives...

Thanks for all the comments/suggestions. Gives me a lot to think about. The main goal right now is to lose a bunch of weight. A byproduct of the Atkins thing is that I'm developing some good...
08-05-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By geofitz13

The atkins thing is most likely going to be a...

The atkins thing is most likely going to be a temporary thing. Would like to shed a few more pounds, and this has been working. Except for the biking. Actually, I find I feel much better...
08-05-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By geofitz13

[QUOTE=AnthonyG;9423492] and honestly bonking...

[QUOTE=AnthonyG;9423492] and honestly bonking after 45 mins says to me that something else is going on like maybe you just haven't eaten enough of ANYTHING.

You misread. Bonk came at 45 miles. ...
08-05-09, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By geofitz13

Atkins Question

I started the Atkins diet a little over two months ago. It's going pretty well, so far have lost about 20 lbs. I'm really doing a modified version, being strict during the week, and easing up some...
08-04-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By geofitz13

On a 2 day, 192 mile ride (112 the first day) I...

On a 2 day, 192 mile ride (112 the first day) I ate only fruit, melon, banannas, grapes, and had a 1/2 pbj sandwich for lunch. At night, I had a burger and a beer. Felt great all weekend. For some...
08-04-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By geofitz13

I caught the opening/closing telecasts on NECN. ...

I caught the opening/closing telecasts on NECN. Looks like it was a great ride, as usual. This year, I was limited to Katelyn's Ride and volunteering for a couple PMC Kids' Rides. Next year, my...
07-30-09, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Pmc
Views: 612
Posted By geofitz13

Good luck this weekend to all! I was one of...

Good luck this weekend to all!
I was one of the unfortunates who arrived in Bourne just as the food tent went down last year. The last three or four miles was a b*@ch with the storm that blew in....
07-12-09, 07:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,414
Posted By geofitz13

Usn 1969-78

Usn 1969-78
05-18-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,049
Posted By geofitz13

I just voted "yes". Can I put in my miles...

I just voted "yes".

Can I put in my miles now?

Or not. It was a nice ride, tho.
04-24-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,511
Posted By geofitz13

Glad I saw this poll. Makes me feel better, as I...

Glad I saw this poll. Makes me feel better, as I seem to be in the majority. Toss and turn, get no more than 6 hrs. The last two and a half weeks have been worse, due to quiting smoking. The...
04-08-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By geofitz13

Darn tree rats! How about some mashed squirrel?

Darn tree rats! How about some mashed squirrel?
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