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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Bicycle:by Brian Sorrell of theBlueSmokeBand.com

This was produced by a friend over at bikeforum.net ! Great Job! As you watch it, you may well see a familiar face or two!

Monday, November 27, 2006

The Spinner Report, Nov 27, 2006

I waited as long as I could, some of the Bike Forum People can not report, due to Bike Forum being currently down. Well, here it is, the Spinner Report!

Click the thumbnails to enlarge, as usual!I got some great miles, topping 200 miles this last week. I had a great Thanksgiving as well! Hope yours was fabulous!We aren't that far from 40,000 miles as a group, right at 5840 to hit it. Why don't we see if we CAN hit 40,000 miles for the year as a group? It is possible ya know!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

For those of us in the good old US of A, Thanksgiving is tomorrow! I'll be offline until next week, so get me those Spinner Miles! Until next week, be safe in your travels and don't eat too much turkey!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Spinner Report

Sorry, very abbreviated, but here is the report! Big Mike topped the miles this week, good job, Cobber!Just click on the images to enlarge them. I also added a graph showing the profile of the group for the year to date on a monthly basis. I'm as busy as a one armed paperhanger in a windstorm, last month of the semester and I have a couple of major projects working as well as the run up to finals! See y'all later and I'll try to get an email out for Saturday and publish the Spinner Report, but I anticipate being out of town most of the week! So, until then, keep riding!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Spinner Saturday

Good morning to you! Mrs Stormcrowe and I are getting ready to head out for a little cool air ride! It's that time again, by the way, to report your miles for the database, folks! I'll post more later and perhaps even some pics. Until this evening then, have a great one and keep riding!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Cycling-Moments to Remember

This is quite an appropriat video, and quite good!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

Tayfur's Back!

Our friend, Tayfur Yagci, in the Spinner Group has started up a Wordpress blog. That's right! He's back! His URL is http://tayfuryagci.wordpress.com/2006/11/, so do drop by and say hello!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I started a Wiki

That's right, I sure did! The URL is http://cycling4bariatricpatients.wiki.com/Home if you'd like to visit. It's still under construction, but I'll be placing resources for information about bariatric surgery and surgeons there. I'll also be posting links to cycling resources as well as files like mileage tracking files, etc. Feel free to visit!

Monday, November 06, 2006

The Spinner Report

Click thumbnail to enlarge
Nov 2006 11/03/06 11/10/06 11/17/06 11/24/06 11/30/06 Month Total
TheMrs 92

Tom Stormcrowe 156


Big Mike 21

Juvenile Tim 0


Arctic Jill 84.4


Uncle Dan! 70

Cheeselouise 79

Cheeseflavor 79

JP Smee 15.7

Texas Mike 87

Air 30.4

ShawnK 36.17

51 125.86

Nukemm 139.4

Kensuf 194

Ray Dockrey

Mkadam68 137


GRP TOT. 1346.93 0 0 0 0 1346.93

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Spinner Saturday

Spinner Saturday

Welcome to our first November Spinner Saturday for the year. You might think that as the year slips into Winter, the riding miles are naturally going to go down. This doesn't have to be the case! There are several alternatives.

First is just ride year around. This requires cold weather riding clothes and good sweat management. It is extremely important to avoid getting soaked with sweat riding in frigid air. You have to dress in layers and avoid cotton at all cost. Wool and synthetics are the way to go. Underarmor is one of the best routes, or one of the cheaper alternatives. Synthetic fleece a good alternative for the midlayer, and windproof and water resistant top layers are critical. Don't overdress, just wear sufficient clothing to stay warm. Have a way to vent excess heat, like quarter zip fleece midlayers and jerseys. For the feet......one word! Wool, wool and wool/ synthetic blends have it all over cotton! Wool will keep you warm, even if it gets wet! Another alternative is Seal socks. These are waterproof, with a gortex layer. Neoprene shoe covers also help.

OK, on to our week! Mrs Stormcrowe has 92 miles and I have 156 miles for the week. Let's hear yours!

The Survey in the last post

As you read through the survey I posted in my last post, you may have thought the answer phrasing was unnecessarily harsh. Granted, it was harsh, but reality is seldom pleasant. The issues concerning weight and it's effects on our bodies are harsh as well. I gave myself this self assessment before I decided to go through the surgery. It truly opened my eyes to what I was doing to myself, health wise. As you take this survey below, remember, I assessed myself by these same standards to break through any trace of denial that I was facing serious health issues.

So you can better understand my dilemma, see this video. Many of you have seen it before, but there are many who didn't. It's called my Video Journal. You can see the transformation from somebody literally dying from weight to a fairly healthy person. I'm not all the way back yet, but I'm well on my way!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I could use some survet responses here

Self Assessment Questionnaire Subject coding_______________

  1. When I look in the mirror I see __________: Scoring

A) A healthy person Score 1 ________

B) An overweight person Score 2

C) A big fat pig Score 3

  1. When others see me, they see ____________:

A) A handsome/beautiful person (A stud) Score 1 ________

B) OK looking person, not great but not spectacular Score 2

C)An ugly fat person Score 3

  1. When I think about losing weight, I feel ___________

A) Confident I can Score 1 ________

B) I don't know if I can, but I'm trying Score 2

C) I have given up Score 3

  1. I have been dieting ________:

A) This is my first try Score 1 ________

B) I try and fail and wind up heavier than before Score 2

C) Why bother, it won't work anyway Score 3

  1. I _______ Exercise

A) love Score 1 ________

B) am OK with, but it isn't that important Score 2

C) hate it with a passion Score 3

  1. When I exercise I like to _______:

A) walk Score 1

B) swim Score 1

C) Ride a bicycle Score 1

D) Play Nintendo or another computer game Score 4

E) Do nothing at all Score 4

  1. I exercise________ a week ________

A) 3-4 times a week Score1

B) 1-2 times a week Score 2

C)every once in a while when I remember or have time Score 3

D) Never, if I can help it score 4

  1. When I eat I____________

A) Feel full quickly Score 1 ________

B) Have seconds a lot Score 2

C) Never feel full Score 3

  1. I eat when I am __________ (More than one response is possible here)

A) Hungry Score 1 ________

B) sad Score 2

C) Happy Score 2

D) Depressed Score 2

E) Feeling guilty Score 2

F) angry Score 2

G) Upset Score 2

H) Bored Score 2

I) Watching TV Score 2

J) Driving Score 2

K Could be anytime or all the time, I'm never satisfied Score 3

  1. I _________ feel distressed about my weight

A) never Score 1

B) sometimes Score 2

C) Often Score 3

C) Always Score 4

Total Score_________

Adj Score=Total score/10_________



Divide your total score by 10, enter this in Adj score.

Enter your weight

Enter BMI (You can find out what your BMI is at

http://www.wvda.org/calcs/bmi.htm )

Email this information to


I don't want your personal information, and will not list it anywhere in the database. I will simply assign a numerical code to the data and enter it for statistical charting purposes.

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