Gone Fishin'


I'm not actively blogging here anymore. But if you got here because you were searching for something about bikes, you might want to check out my latest project, Vermont Goldsprints. In summer of 2014, I bought a used goldsprints racing setup and have made it a mission to get more bikes in more people's faces by putting on fun races in unexpected places. Come join me!


Body Work: Week 17 Summary and Journal

This is the final edition of the weekly journals that started the whole Body Work Series. In short, I made my goal and even a little extra, and I'm feeling great. 119 days, 32.37 pounds lost. I was also able to complete a 100 mile "ride" on my rollers, which became part of my Body Work goals as I realized that I generally enjoyed riding them and thought it might be a good challenge. There's more to come though, so be on the lookout on this blog for the next Body Work series as i refine my goals and strategies. Click through for the tale of the tape and the gory details:

Week 17 Summary:

Goal: Lose 30 pounds, from 224.17 pounds down to 194.17 pounds by the week of June 1, 2011, calculated using 7-day average weight.

Average Weight:  191.8 pounds, down 1.89 pounds from 193.69 pounds last week.
Average Body Fat: 24.09%, down .40% from  24.49% last week.

Weeks until Goal:  0
Progress toward Goal: 32.37 pounds out of 30 total to lose; 107.9% of goal.
Pounds to Lose: -2.37
Pounds to Lose/Week to Meet Goal: -2.37

Total Exercise:
160 minutes riding outside, 424 minutes on the rollers. 584 total, 299 more minutes of cardiovascular exercise than last week’s 285 minutes.  

Daily Journal:

Day 113:
Monday, May 30, 2011. 191.8 pounds, 24.1% Body Fat.

71-ish minutes on the rollers. 25 miles on the computer.

Day 114:
Tuesday, May 31, 2011. 191.8 Pounds, 24.1% Body Fat.

40 minutes on the bike to and from work.

Oatmeal for breakfast and a sweet potato for a late lunch. Totally crashing as the long weekend’s sugar and fat reserves are depleted.

Day 115:
Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

40 minutes on the bike, to and from work. 69 minutes on the rollers.


Day 116:
Thursday, June 2, 2011.

40 minutes on the bike to and from work.

Two fried eggs on one slice of buttered toast.

Day 117:
Friday, June 3, 2011

40 minutes on the bike to and from work. 284 minutes on the rollers. 101 miles in 25, 34, 20, 17, and 5 mile increments with breaks in between.  

Day 118:
Saturday, June 4, 2011



Day 119:
Sunday, June 5, 2011


Pizza, hummums, crackers, carbs galore, waffles etc.