Thursday, August 25, 2011
Martha and I are working very hard. Our business has picked up and is getting down right crazy. In a good way mind you. The way the world is today it is good to have the work and income rather than not. Both of us continue to sneak exercise in to our day. That is a must in order to maintain our physical and mental health. We are both feeling great even though it is crazy.
Life is good.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
We have both been working like crazy these last few weeks. Biking has become something we both really look forward to. This morning was no exception. We only did a little over 20 miles, but the first 10 miles was up hill. Not a steep grade, but up hill none the less.
We started in Confluence and biked to the Pinkerton tunnel. This section of the trail is almost all under canopy. Very pretty riding with some very cool bridges. To bad I forgot the dang camera! Here is the GPS data from this ride….
I am trying to get all the sections under my belt that I will ride in one day. I think I have 2 or so sections to go. And then my fall ride will be 80 miles in a day. Should work out good. And really be fairly easy. Famous last words. lol
Saturday, August 13, 2011
It would appear that way. Martha’s niece Emily is here for the weekend with us and we decided to go for a nice bike ride on the trail. We figured 24 miles, from Rockwood to Meyersdale and back.
When we arrived at Meyersdale and had a little rest, and some water, it was determined that we all felt pretty good! So hey, let’s show Em the Big Savage tunnel. It’s only 9.6 miles further.
When we got to Big Savage we figured it would be dumb not to ride through it to the other side. So through the tunnel we rode.
Once on the other side I remembered that the Maryland state line was only another mile, or so.
So there we were, Maryland! And need I say, 23 miles from the truck! Yikes!
Here is the trip data. Not bad considering we were pretty kicked in the butt when we got back to Rockwood. We figured we spent about an hour total in stops. So actual biking time was about 5 hours.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Today for lunch I am having frozen wild strawberries, fresh picked blueberries and banana as a smoothie. I also picked up 5 bags of ripe bananas that I will peel, slice and freeze this afternoon. All in all I am having a really good day and feel very energetic, even after mowing our lawn that was like mowing a field!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tonight dinner is mixed greens with red grapes, walnuts, peppers, yellow tomatoes, celery and cucumber. I have also made some sun dried tomato hummus as a side. Rick forgot his smoothie this am so it will be our beverage with dinner.
I hope to borrow Rick's truck tomorrow as I am headed to the bike trail on my own. The weather is finally changing again so it looks like I will be working in metal, riding horses and bikes!
Monday, August 8, 2011
This is the south side of the tunnel. Was amazing the air pumping from the tunnel. Being over 3000 feet long it acts like a cave, it pumps or sucks air as the tunnel tries to equailize with the outside air. Was pumping huge volumes of cold air.
Wow look at the white legs on that guy! I must say that cycling and kayaking is really helping both of us become more fit.