Day 29: Hate that Wind from the West (July 31, 2022)

Let’s just say that going up a long hill with the wind in your face isn’t enjoyable. However, one of the places I stopped to recover had these interesting folks:

Horse, cow, and dog

I was especially interested in the cow, but the dog didn’t seem appreciative of my visit:

Cow and dog

The horse, however, didn’t seem to care much:


Regardless, I survivied today’s ride…highest heart rate 166.

Day 28: Thought for Today (July 30, 2022)

I did get back outside today…and it was a great day to ride for day 28 of 30 Days of Cycling!

No pictures, but you an see how beautiful it was by watching my thought for today:

If you are wondering where this is in Strasburg, Colorado…here is a photo of what I had my camera attached to to recorded it (snapshot taken a previous day): Read More

Day 27: Windy Again (July 29, 2022)

Day 27 of 30 Days of Cycling was on the exercycle in the basement again. Not only was it windy (albeit not horribly so), the was on and off…which just adds discomfort to the ride.

But today (I am posting this a day behind and post dating on WordPress), I am shortly going to climb on thy bicycle regardless of conditions. At least, that’s my plan. 🙂


Day 24: Farm Equipment (July 26, 2022)

I headed north this morning. Can you figure out where in Strasburg, Colorado I turned around at for day 24 of 30 Days of Cycling?:

Farm equipment

Okay, the side of the building gives it away. 🙂

Of the three pieces of equipment, this was my favorite:

Large farm machine

To give you a feeling of its size, I’m 6’4” or 6’3”, without a bicycle helmet:

Alan next to a tire

Tomorrow’s ride will probably be inside, given Wednesday morning life obligations…

There Is Hope

Day 21: Creation Is a Blessing

I figured I’d still take it a bit easier after Thursday’s “fun” ride, so I headed north on Strasburg Road. Trip out: no problem. Trip back: well…harder than I expected. On the surface (based on Thursday and today), it seems that my body does not start back up well after I stop for a drink. Hmmm…

Regardless, here are some pictures from my turn-around point today. First is a look northeast:

Farm trees

Here is a panorama that from due west to due east (you can click on it for a larger version):

West to east panorama

Here are some flowers that I noticed on the side of the road just before I climbed back on the bicycle to head home (and why I said creation is a blessing):


And, finally, if you are interested, the Apple Fitness stats from today’s ride, which show a maximum heart rate of 162: Read More

Kudos to Minecraft