Tag Archives: Fitness

Getting to know Earl

Thus far 2012 has turned out to be really good for me. I made a career change from restaurant/hotel operations – to restaurant accounting/finance/consulting. Some of the major changes in my life: 8 mile commute rarely a late night weekends … Continue reading

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Not Los Flores Canyon again??

Since I received a message from @M2Tiguy in his best Schwarzenegger imitation (he is a natural at that) stating: “WE WILL RIDE HILLS, NO WHINING!!! – YOU CHOOSE!!” – I figured, what the heck, it may as well be my nemesis Los … Continue reading

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Indoor Cycling Trainer – a beginners tale

I am so thankful to Alan Jones ( @epicplanet on Twitter) , producer of epicRides for an incredible series of inspirational and breath taking DVD’s of truly stunning rides. The structure and training instructions supporting these epic rides, sets my indoor riding sessions apart. I am likely in the minority when I say that I look forward to my training sessions. Do you? Continue reading

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Time for an indoor trainer

Man, it took a long time for me to get to an indoor trainer, and no, this is not going to be an article about which trainer you should buy! (there are tons of good sites which debate the pros … Continue reading

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The best news you can ever get

What I was really waiting for was today; a meeting with my cardiologist to find out the results of my stress test from last week. Well, the day I was waiting for finally arrived. Continue reading

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Neuvation Wheels make for a happy GTinLA

Another exciting event was the arrival of my new Wheels from Neuvation Cycling. Some of you know that I had my challenges with the stock Shimano wheels ever since I bought April. The Shimano wheels have now close to 11,000 miles on them and the hubs were redone twice, so it is really time for a new wheel set. I can’t believe how light these Neuvation wheels are, to put it into perspective, when I weight the Neuvation rear wheel with tube and tire and cassette it only weight 40 grams more than the Shimano wheel sans anything…wow. Continue reading

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First AHA ride in the bank

So today, without grand fanfare, trumpets, drums and games I suited up, did my usual pre-ride check routine and went onto my first ride. Continue reading

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