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July 6, 2011

The weather’s good, the road is calling and even the airlines are cutting you some slack (one of them, anyway). So what are you waiting for? July is always a big month for cyclists, even of the couch-riding variety. It’s summertime, vacation time. The weather in much of the world is perf.../ ➝

July 3, 2011

A roundup of the good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media BOURDAIN BUZZ Anthony Bourdain, TV’s favorite antihero/contrarian/rebel-without-an-apron chef, has got a new TV show coming out this fall. It’s a spinoff of his successful No Reservations globetrottin.../ ➝

June 29, 2011

STATS (AM): None STATS (PM) DISTANCE: 5 mi. TIME: 28:59 AVG. SPD: 10.4 mph My very first “two-a-day” training, morning and evening rides around the Miramar Reservoir. The AM ride AM conditions were custom-made. Sunny, light breeze. No cars on the loop around the lake. And nary a pop, a c.../ ➝

June 28, 2011

STATS: None After a much longer layoff than I ever intend to allow again, Big Lizard and I returned to Miramar Reservoir to do our training loops. The result: some pleasant surprises. First, I had lost none of the wee little bit of added endurance I’d built up from the previous rides. Still not re.../ ➝

June 11, 2011

What’s a bicycle to you? A child’s toy? A way to burn off some calories? Something to do tricks on? In Africa, it’s a lot more than that. For me, searching the Web is a lot like travel. I never know where it’s going to take me or what it’s going to teach me. A [….../ ➝

June 7, 2011

WEIGHT (AM): 304 lbs MILES: 6.3 AVG. SPD: 10.1 mph CALORIES: 2,718 OVERALL: Useful work, but too much bad road -0- Decided to change things up today and reintroduce Big Lizard to the street — in this case, the streets of suburb San Diego. Rancho Peñasquitos, to be exact. Much as I love .../ ➝

June 2, 2011

WEIGHT (AM): 304 lbs MILES: 10.0 AVG. SPD: 9.4 mph CALORIES:2,500 (aprx.) OVERALL: Not brilliant, but made it. -0- NOTE: If you’re new to IBIT and aren’t familiar with Big Lizard, read the backstory here first. It’ll reduce the confusion. Somewhat. -0- Today was the day that Mirama.../ ➝

May 31, 2011

WEIGHT (AM): 304 lbs MILES: 5.0 AVG. SPD: 9.5 mph (aprx.) CALORIES: 1,100 (aprx.) OVERALL: Good vibe, incremental progress -0- NOTE: If you’re new to IBIT and aren’t familiar with Big Lizard, read the backstory here first. It’ll reduce the confusion. Somewhat. -0- After two rest da.../ ➝

May 30, 2011

Fly like a rock star. See how America and Africa are both getting their roll on. And remembering other heroes on Memorial Day. In my old life as someone else’s employee, I used to love short work weeks. Now that I’m doing my own thing, not so much. Why? Too much to do! See what [….../ ➝

May 28, 2011

WEIGHT (AM): 305 lbs MILES: 7.7 (2.7, 5.0) AVG. SPD: 10 mph CALORIES: 1,764 (620, 1134) -0- NOTE: If you’re new to IBIT and aren’t familiar with Big Lizard, read the backstory here first. It’ll reduce the confusion. Somewhat. -0- First full week of returning to riding. Dieted for a.../ ➝