Author Archive for: ‘davidrichard’

What makes a GREAT training partner?

Pope Ciclismo ToC Stage Seven

Yes! Back by popular demand(ok one person asked) it is I, Bike and the Fat Man, here with a question for all who ride in some of the local groups…what makes a great training partner? Seems like an easy question but is it really. I personally think you first have to look at your current physical fitness (or in my …

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King and Kingdom

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That is what I felt like…a king in his kingdom! Let me explain…I picked up my new baby on Friday! That is right the fat man is on the road with a true road bike. She is a beauty too. The reason behind the whole king and kingdom statement is because that is the way the people at Capitol Cyclery …

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Giddy like a school girl

Bicycle With Gas Powered Engine

I know I will get some slack for this title but I think that is the only expression I can come up with for how I feel. In one week, Oct 21st, I will be celebrating my birthday (26th) by purchasing my first true road bike. Yes you have read that correctly, your friendly fat man will be joining the …

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We don’t die…We Multiply!!!

Schlumberger Cycling Club Ms 150

I know it has been a while since I sent out a blog, but Ihave been very busy. I first want to thank everyone who prayed for me to get a new job. I can say I am working making more then I have ever before. Honestly,it really isn’t the money that makes this job great (it sure doesn’t hurt …

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A bit geeky and sentimental

Kid Trampoline Blue Sky

Yup, I made the plunge and have Captial put my bike on hold. Let me explain how I came to putting this bike in my repetoire. I started off looking for plush bikes…meaning a bike I could do endurance rides on but if I want to push for the line it will give me everything it has (or the little …

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Why do I ride?

Cycling Sunset Through Trees

When tubby here was playing with his girls, I could not catch my breath after just 10 minutes of playing with them. I said enough is enough, so I researhed on things I could do because of my surgeries. Cycling seemed like the best option. My wife first got me a stationary and about a month later I picked up …

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My First Group Ride

Group Ride Lafayette La

Writers Note: Yes, I have moved. It was great posting at Cajun Cyclist but Alex asked for me to post here…so here I am. Figured it would not over load their site with my dribble. Before anyone ask, no I do not use Jed as my endurance trainer (but would if I could) so this is just merely entertainment for …

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Southern Comfort

Cycling Tractor

Sure you have the chance to be mauled by a bear or a mountain lion up north (would not be much fun), but what scares me most is pea gravel. Just think, with those big mountains come big descents( I love descents by the way). You coming down doing about 40 mph and hit a patch of pea gravel, I …

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I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.