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26 Mi Bike – Planetary Cycles

May 30, 2013 - 8:46 am Comments Off on 26 Mi Bike – Planetary Cycles


Great Ride with my crew but damn!  Couldn’t seem to get my breath at all it was so humid!  Very little break from the head wind, we always seemed to be going in to the direction lol.  But i guess the big “buzz words” about riding in Houston are “wind, humidity and heat”.  Triple Threat!  huyahhh!


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2 Mi Run & 26 Mi Bike Ride

May 23, 2013 - 10:05 am Comments Off on 2 Mi Run & 26 Mi Bike Ride

Great ride with my friends!  But boy was it WARM and humid!  Gotta get used to the increased temperatures again lol!


















26 Mi Bike Ride

May 16, 2013 - 12:40 am Comments Off on 26 Mi Bike Ride

Ahh, felt good to get back on the bike again!

Did a nice ride with the “Come ride with us crew”.  Afterwards nice dinner with friends at Fuzzy’s Pizza.

Distance: 25.23 mi
Time: 1:46:24
Avg Speed: 14.2 mph
Elevation Gain: 174 ft
Calories: 993 C
Avg Temperature: 79.6 °F

73 Mi – BP MS150 Day 2

April 21, 2013 - 6:56 am Comments Off on 73 Mi – BP MS150 Day 2
Distance: 73.46 mi
Time: 6:44:50
Avg Speed: 10.9 mph
Elevation Gain: 2,881 ft
Calories: 1,096 C
Avg Temperature: 72.7 °F

Day 2 started out of La Grange chilly at 48 degrees but warmed up very quickly.  Same as the day before it warmed up nicely, though unlike last year it didn’t get too hot.  The wind also stayed at our backs.

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84.8 Mi – BP MS150 Day 1

April 20, 2013 - 6:50 am Comments Off on 84.8 Mi – BP MS150 Day 1
Distance: 84.07 mi
Time: 6:59:44
Avg Speed: 12.0 mph
Elevation Gain: 2,950 ft
Calories: 1,259 C
Avg Temperature: 68.2 °F

It started out VERY brisk 39 degrees and no wind.  As the day warmed up the wind picked up but at our backs!  yay!  The ride was PERFECT, except for the cold morning we couldn’t of asked for more beautiful weather.


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62 Mi – Katy Ram Challenge

April 13, 2013 - 11:34 pm Comments Off on 62 Mi – Katy Ram Challenge
Distance: 61.59 mi
Time: 4:09:36
Avg Speed: 14.8 mph
Elevation Gain: 394 ft
Calories: 2,263 C
Avg Temperature: 73.8 °F

Gorgeous day!  Got a big sunburned by the end of it.  Met some fun people!  One guy looked like a total motorcycle hells angles but was riding a bicycle.  I loved it.  Was a fantastic tail wind, hope next weekends ms150 has the same tail wind!  Bit of a nasty head wind but good training… yah 🙂 I’ll keep telling myself that haha!

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30 mi- national ride to work day

April 12, 2013 - 7:45 am Comments Off on 30 mi- national ride to work day



Distance: 30.19 mi
Time: 2:00:47
Avg Speed: 15.0 mph
Elevation Gain: 230 ft
Calories: 1,071 C
Avg Temperature: 68.0 °F


Enjoying National Ride to work day 🙂

47 Mi – Grand Fondo

April 7, 2013 - 2:55 pm Comments Off on 47 Mi – Grand Fondo
Distance: 46.96 mi
Time: 3:28:53
Avg Speed: 13.5 mph
Elevation Gain: 1,155 ft
Calories: 1,733 C
Avg Temperature: 72.2 °F

Originally planned on doing 69 mi but it the wind was picking up so we changed the route to 47 mi.

Was LOTS of fun have that 20 mph tail wind though for 22 miles!

Weather was perfect since it was cloudy so it didn’t get too hot.  Me and hubby switched off taking the lead every 5 miles during the head wind.  Was nice that the last 3-4 mi were cross and than tail taking us to the finish line.

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37 Mi – Exxon Montgomery

April 6, 2013 - 2:34 pm Comments Off on 37 Mi – Exxon Montgomery
Distance: 38.02 mi
Time: 2:52:14
Avg Speed: 13.2 mph
Elevation Gain: 1,671 ft
Calories: 1,480 C
Avg Temperature: 69.1 °F

Nice little ride with hubby & Exxon Team.  Working on getting husband back up to strength since he was sick 🙁  This season has just been bad luck! Between wind/rain/cold/illness our training is not up to our normal standards.  The flowers were really starting to come out!  So pretty!


Core Exercises – Bycling

April 4, 2013 - 9:00 am Comments Off on Core Exercises – Bycling

Attached are some good core exercises to improve your cycling!  I’m going to have to try some of these.  Especially “Hip Extension  and “Boxer Ball Crunch”.