Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Getting close to the one year anniversary of the 09 cross country bike ride. Has it been a year already? Wow. I was told that the older one gets the faster time seems to pass. It was certainly true this year. Just finished presenting my program to three high school classes in O'Fallon, about 20 miles east of St. Louis. As stated earlier, my focus is to empower people to set goals, knowing there will be good days and bad days, and striving for success in attaining ones goals. I use my cross country ride to exemplify that concept. I have one more presentation scheduled before summer, on the 19th, to the local Serria Club. I am amazed at the interest people have shown in these presentations.
As for my biking, I am still getting between 35-40 miles per day 6 days a week. I am very concerned that if I reduce my rides I will lose the endurance I have built up over the year. In fact, I am doing a 65 mile charity ride from Zion Il. to Chicago with my oldest son Christopher. He may only do 20 miles of it since he hasn't done any training. I offered to loan him a pair of my biking shorts but he is afraid he won't look "cool". Ha, one must sacrifice "cool" for comfort. The weather has been co-operating lately except for that nasty 15-20 mph wind.
Looking forward to reading the blogs of the XC10 crew to compare notes.


  1. The year has flown by. Years seem like they are getting shorter and shorter the older I get. Remember how excited we all were? Heck, I'm still excited.


  2. Champ-I'm piggybacking on your previous post but I want you to know I never really believed that clydesdale stuff, you always seemed much more the thoroughbred than you cared to admit. And your routine of six days x 40 to keep your fitness? Hmmm, you would still be one the few to do 3400 EFI. Keep on riding - and yes, it is encredible that we are approaching the first anniversary.