10 September 2008

Weekly Roundup September 10, 2008

Where to start? I am, still, in the midst of chaos. Things are crazy and getting crazier by the day, or so it seems. So what’s the one saving grace to all of this? At this point chaos, likely, means money. I’m still doing OK with my weight loss, though admittedly I’ve all but forgot the structure aspect of the Lean Look workouts. I can’t complain, though, as I am getting exercise in, and loosing weight and inches. The bad part of that? I haven’t had a THING that fits me. I’m in dire need of new everything. From suits, to slacks, to shirts, to jerseys, to Lycra shorts, not even my wedding ring as a matter of fact! To be completely honest, the only thing that does still fit is my shoes. I guess that’s a good problem to have though. Anyway, without further adieu, I give you the Weekly Roundup!

Cozy Beehive: I’m going to call Ron out here and go on record as saying the following. If you make me spit water on my display again, and if it dies when I do, I will be billing you. Seriously, though. Ron posted a hysterical, and truly accurate, Evil Training Phrasebook. This is a wealth of knowledge into the mind of, I think, every cyclist. Everything from “I’m outta shape”, to “It’s not that hilly”, to “It’s not that far”. You have to read it to appreciate it, but I recommend you don’t read it anywhere where laughing your head off will land you in hot water.

50K Loop NS: Bluenoser got Back To The Tracks in his latest post. The rail trails for those who missed the reference. He recently posted about his homemade Gary Fisher SS and has got it out on the trails of Nova Scotia. I have to admit, Bluenoser, between your stories and the pictures I really want to get up north and ride with you sometime.

Fat Cyclist: So, as any good bike geek should know by now, Shimano has been releasing more and more info surrounding their Dura-Ace Di2 electronic shifting group. Fatty is introducing his An Open Letter To Shimano: My Idea For An Ad For Dura-Ace Di2. He has graciously agreed to write the commercials for Shimano, surrounding their new Dura-Ace Di2 equipment.

Ray’s Racing Adventures: Ray has, apparently, imported four Electric Bicycles. I have to admit, I’m between “Cool! No way, that’s awesome” and “Uh, OK… but why?” So I have to hope and pray that he with further delve into the exact story and reasons why. But I have to admit, Ray, the one you’re showing here looks pretty cool. Dare I say a great commuter for those who might have a hard time commuting by leg power?

Highway Munky: As a reminder, Munky just jumped ship from Blogger to Wordpress. Well, he did it a while back, I just remembered it might be a good idea to link to the new site over at Wordpress. So get over to Highway Munky at his new site on Wordpress and check out his newest posts, and the archives, there.

OK, now that you read this, get outside and get a couple rides in before summer is over, haven’t you been reading? Don’t you know what’s around the corner? Enjoy it while it lasts, right? As usual, I’m the Phun Cyclist, you stay classy Cleveland.

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