Tuesday, March 31, 2009


14.3 hours on the bike
4.2 hours on the RevMaster

Well below what Coach Buddy recommended but I still feel pretty good about it.

Coming from the place I was at over the autumn this is pretty good. I have lost 8 pounds since Jan 1. I am starting to feel comfortable on the bike and this week I have been able to get in a ride without my heart rate getting sky high.

Still a long way to go but at leas I'm enjoying riding a bike again.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hey Bike Racers!

Come see how the other half lives. Us fredly chubbies who keep all your spiffy sponsors in business ride a bike occasionally too.

THE Narragansett Bay Wheelmen are having their (our) "Spring Opener" ride Sunday from East Providence Cycle. in EP, RI. There will be 4 ride routes, all marked. If the weather is nice there should be a few hundred riders.

It is not my bike shop of choice but the they host the ride in conjunction with their bike show and big Spring sales. They do a lot for the club.

Come check out the biggest bike club in New England and the LAB Northeast Club of the Year.

See info here:


Friday, March 13, 2009


Down a pound this week. I had leveled off at 227 for a few weeks. I have lost 5 pounds since late January.

I struggle with portion control and grazing, my exercise has been consistent but controlling the food is not going too well.

This has been a long road.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Raymond Masterson (November 13, 1929 - March 3, 2009)

My Uncle Raymond died last week. My Dad told me about it on Saturday. Raymond was 79, two years younger than my Dad. This is the third brother Dad has lost. He has one brother and a sister left.

Raymond had lung cancer and emphysema for years and years. Of all the Okie relatives I was probably closest to Raymond and his family. They lived just up the road from my grandparents and had two kids roughly my age. I was also close to Aunt Phoebe's family but they lived in town so I spent a lot of time at Raymond's.

I was in contact with an old family friend this weekend . She and her husband were very close to my parents until they divorced in 1975. I was surprised to hear that Mrs. T had tried to stay in contact with my Aunt Irene. Mrs. T asked about here and I had to tell her that Irene killed herself a decade ago.

My mother and both her sisters all died within about 2 years of each other. It really is sobering to think about how quickly I am losing family members.

Below is a link to Raymond's obit. Check out the language. Very different tone from what we see in urban East Coast papers.


Thursday, March 05, 2009


I got my 15 bucks this week. Thanks Prez! Gonna get me some Starbuys!