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I'm surprised but glad.  Unless one is doing something like mountain biking, bike helmets don't protect.  They aren't even designed to protect against the most common form of bike injury.  I don't wear one.


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It's all about performance:


If that is true, have a look at this:


Bike Ride -- Feb. 11, 2009

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Dist: 29.75 km
Ride Time: 1 h 16 min 35 sec
Avg. Speed: 23.6 kmph
Feb. Dist: 67.91 km
Total Dist: 343 km
Total Time: 19 hr  28 min

Bike Ride -- Feb. 10, 2009

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Not too much better than yesterday's ride.  But, this was uphill.  45 min out 10 back.  I froze on the way down.  Here are the stats:

Dist: 14.71 km
Ride Time: 58 min 14 sec
Avg. Speed: 15.3 kmph
Feb. Dist: 38.16 km
Total Dist: 313 km
Total Time: 18 hr 12 min

[Update 2012-12-26 15:50:42] The internal link was broken.  I redid it.

Bike Ride -- Feb. 9, 2009

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Well, I went on my first bike ride of 2009 today.  Wow.  It was horrible.  Here are the stats ( computer only does metric):

Dist: 23.45 km
Ride Time: 1 h 3 min 38 sec
Avg. Speed: 22.3 kmph
Feb. Dist: 23.45 km
Total Dist: 298 km
Total Time: 17 hr 13 min

Doing some more math, I barely averaged 13 mph.  ARG! I know, I haven't ridden since Septemberish and have eaten poorly (I've gained 10 kg from my low after we arrived).  My goal is to get back in shape (where I was 1.5 years ago) and loose some weight (I'd like to weigh between 90 and 95 kg).

Lance is Back

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Lance is back.  This is an update on these two posts.

[Update 2012-12-26 15:51:47] I had to redo some internal links.

[Update 2013-01-18 06:58:05] Lance has admitted to doping.

photo by eugene

More on Lance

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Photo from Eugene

More on this post where I talk about Lance returning to cycling.

Can Lance be stopped?
Lance is taking a chance.
His old boss wants him back.

Oh, and by the way, Landis is making a return too.

[Update 01-21-2009 09:27:08] More information can be found here.

[Update 2013-01-18 06:58:05Lance has admitted to doping.

Lance is Coming Back

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Is Lance going to return to Cycling

[Update 09-11-2008 19:26:49] There are more stories out.  Go here for a summary.

[Update 01-21-2009 09:27:08] More information can be found here.

[Update 2013-01-18 06:58:05Lance has admitted to doping.

Wanted to share

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I wanted to share this with everyone (as well as remember it for myself).  here are some pictures of a guy who rode his bike from FL to AK!