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Category : Biking

Finally a map site for Bikers

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Published on: July 19, 2006

A site to give directions for bikers I have been hoping for something like this for a while, a site that give directions on how to get from a Point A to Point B with bicyclists in mind. I will probably abuse this site 😉

I have noticed car drivers have been more agressive as of late

Categories: Biking, Politics
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Published on: July 18, 2006

Over the last few days, I have seen drivers of SUVs being more aggressive as of late, trying to run bicyclists (which I am one of) and bikers off the road. And I think I have figured it out, today I saw a few commercials for the hummer, and they are encouraging people to drive[…]

Well it happend

Categories: Biking, News
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Published on: July 9, 2006

Well today I finally saw in the Tour De France something I have wanted to see since last year. Some one in the break away group win a stage, well it looks like Sylvain Calzati (of Team AG2R Prevoyance) did just that with the second place winner being 2:05 behind him. It was cool to[…]

What a day of biking

Categories: Biking
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Published on: July 4, 2006

Well today I biked out to my parents home. Today I finally defeated 18th street, going up Mt. Washington. I am so happy that I defeated Mt. Washington, but my legs are going to give me major trouble tonight, but it is worth it, I can now say I beat Mt. Washington. I did something[…]

Wow, what a exceeding race

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Published on: July 2, 2006

I just finish watching the first stage of the Tour De France, on my DVR. It was exceeding race, to bad Thor who had the yellow jersey from yesterday, fell and cut himself arm. It was a hard fought fight at the end of the race.

It has been 5 liturgical years

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Published on: July 2, 2006

It has been 5 liturgical years since I started going to my current church First Trinity. I started to go the 3rd Sunday after Trinity of 2001. I know it odd to track dates by the liturgical Sunday of the year, but I am odd in that way too.

Got a bit of a bike ride in today

Categories: Biking
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Published on: July 1, 2006

Well today I went out for a bit of a bike ride. I figured it would be a good way to try to get use to the new pedals on the bike. I was not really prepared for them today, I went down twice as I tried to get out of them while stopping. I[…]

The Tour De France

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Published on: June 30, 2006

Well it looks like the Tour De France starts tomorrow. There is no way I can watch it live, but I have set my DVR to record it every morning. So I will be able to watch ever night when I get home. Today I heard that some riders were barred for using drugs. Is[…]

Trying to get something together for July 4

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Published on: June 29, 2006

I am trying to get a few friends together for July 4th this year. I am hoping to go biking with some friends, stop for some lunch as some out of the way place, and end up at the North Shore to watch the Fire Works this year. If I could get that done, I[…]

Got some new stuff for my Bikes

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Published on: June 28, 2006

Well I headded up to Bike Tek today today because I need new tires and breaks for my bike. My back tire had no tred left. And my breaks had no breaking power left in it. While I was up there I decided to spoile my self too, I picked up some clipless pedels and[…]

I heard something today, that makes me nervous

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Published on: June 26, 2006

I have a friend who’s son got hit by a car. Today he said he found out that in a pedestrian vs car accident, the car insurance of the pedestrian is responsible for the medical bills. I sure hope that he misquoted or was give bad info. My question is if he has right information,[…]

1/2 way to my bike goal

Categories: Biking
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Published on: June 15, 2006

As you can see at the top of the page, I am half way to my goal of biking 1000 miles this year, I just broke 500 mile today.

Ben Roethlisberger’s Bike Accident

Categories: Biking, News, Politics
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Published on: June 12, 2006

I know this will make some people mad at me, but I am going to put the following post up about Ben Roethlisberger’s Bike crash. First I hope he makes a full recovery. But I can see some good coming out of this crash. No I don’t have it in for him, but Bikers and[…]

Just put the last 3 days of miles up on my site

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Published on: June 1, 2006

Well I am well over 400 miles now for the year, And from Last Saterday, I did over 100 miles. On Saterday I did 26 miles on Monday I did 54 miles and Tusday, Wednessday and Thursday combined I did 26 miles. My legs are begging for me to give them a day off, but[…]

Biking today

Categories: Biking, Friends
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Published on: May 29, 2006

Well today I got some biking in, I got 54.79 miles in. Looks like I will hit the 400 mile mark tomorrow with my bike ride to work. I started out with a bike ride with a friend of mine, Bill, we drove down to McKeesport, and biked south for about 21 miles, then biked[…]

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