Monday Apr 29, 2013

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More from my cycling blog, Ramblings Over a Post-Ride Beer


2013 Devil Mountain Double Century

Pre-Ride Brain Boondoggling


I had no idea just what I was getting into when I put this on my calendar as an event I might want to do. I had no idea what I was thinking when I said, Screw it, no more toddling around, Im just going to sign...
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Thursday Apr 25, 2013

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More from my cycling blog, Ramblings Over a Post-Ride Beer


Fear

"Do one thing every day that scares you."

Eleanor Roosevelt. Smart lady.

Its been a long time since I was genuinely afraid of an upcoming bike ride.

The first time I road around Lake Tahoe, in 1997 or 1998, was one of them. I had never ridden more than 50 miles, and the Lake...
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Sunday Apr 21, 2013

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From my cycling blog, Ramblings Over a Post-Ride Beer:


How Not To Draft A Stranger

Im shy.

Certainly quite the introvert.

To be perfectly honest, sometimes I find myself doing things the hard way or going the long way around simply so that I dont have to interact with someone else. For example, I will put myself in more pain on bike rides by staying...
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Thursday Apr 04, 2013

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Monday Apr 01, 2013

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Monday Feb 25, 2013

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Boring blog today. Just a copy of the fundraising email I sent out earlier for ALC12.



AIDS/Lifecycle Fundraising Letter #5

Dear friends, family, and total strangers that want to make a difference:

Hey all, I hope you are doing well and staying healthy. I write yet again asking for your help. I am trying to raise money for HIV/AIDS research, treatment, education and...
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Monday Feb 18, 2013

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Technology

The past 6 months have seen the addition of several pieces of technology into my training arsenal. Before the book and The Big Purchase that started it all, I used a few simple products that seemed to get the job done.

I used BikeJournal.com to track ride stats and MapMyRide.com to, well, map my rides. Ive been using both of these for...
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Friday Feb 08, 2013

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AIDS/Lifecycle Fundraising Letter #5

Hey all, I hope you are doing well and staying healthy. I write yet again asking for your help. I am trying to raise money for HIV/AIDS research, treatment, education and awareness by taking part in AIDS/Lifecycle 12, a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

The ride is 16 weeks away, but, as we...
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Monday Jan 21, 2013

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ALC 12 Fundraising Letter #4

Click this link to donate!

Hello all, I hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season, and that the New Year is treating you well so far.

In a little under 4 months and 2 weeks, on June 2nd, I will be heading out of the Cow Palace at oh-my-god-early-in-the-morning to ride my bike 545 miles over 7 days to the...
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Thursday Nov 29, 2012

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http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/ErikDabel

Hey there, I hope your Holiday weekend went well. I know mine did, I must have read for 15 hours, at least. Stephen King, wordy writer.

There is another holiday coming up, one that does not get nearly as much media attention and love as Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or even Cyber Monday. This Saturday, December 1st, is World AIDS...
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