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Sunday, December 31, 2006

My Annual Riding Profile

Well, here's my annual profile for 2006. I tallied my miles and unfortunately, had overestimated my miles a bit. I thought I was around 4000, but am actually at 3740.2 miles

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Tour de Cure
On other fronts, I am riding in Tour de Cure on July 14th, in Indianapolis. My fundraising goal is $1000.00. Feel free to drop by my Tour de Cure page and think about making a donation to the American Diabetes Association. It's TAX DEDUCTIBLE and time is running out for this year if you need a last minute deduction for 2006! Here is my Tour de Cure page.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Last Spinner Saturday of 2006!

This will also be the final Spinner Saturday for 2001, and I'll have the report up after the weekend. Assuming that the riders turn any reasonable amount of miles, then we'll top 40,000 miles as a group. Great job and I'll be starting the database over on January one, 2007! Get me your miles through the end of Dec 31, and Spinner Saturday ends on New years eve at midnight when the ball drops!

If the weather is not wet or snowing, Mrs Stormcrowe and I intend to ride across the new year......yep, a NIGHT RIDE! Yeehaw!
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Friday, December 29, 2006

The Cardinal Greenway Trail

I rode the Cardinal Greenway, starting over in Gaston, Indiana yesterday. I met up with fellow Bike Forum member Mariner Fan for the ride. We did 32 miles of the trail, and had a pretty good ride!

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meet Mariner Fan

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And of course, me!


These were taken at the Depot in Muncie. The Cardinal is slated to connect Richmond, Indiana with the Great Lakes area and will be part of a coast to coast bike trail called the American Heritage Trail. Gaston to South of Muncie is a really nice ride! Here are some scenes from the trail:
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White River
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This barn is located South of Muncie, and is actually older then the State. Well done on the restoration, eh?
An old rail bridge along the trailPhotobucket - Video and Image HostingThe Cardinal Greenway is what is called a Rail to Trail pathway. This means it's built along an abandoned railroad right of way. This is pretty nice, because it's relatively flat, no more than a 4% grade anywhere on it. The Card doesn't even get that steep anywhere along it. As a trail, I'd have to give it a 10! It was worth the 80 mile drive, one way, to get there.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Spinner Report for Dec 23, delayed by the Holiday!

Well, it looks like the Spinner Group is going to top 40,000 miles for the year! Great job, all! Here are the charts

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Annual Review

Start Weight: 581 pounds, Mar 11, 2005
Current Weight: 220 pounds

Goals I have achieved:
  1. I rode my first Metric Century (62 miles)
  2. I rode my first SAE Century (100 Miles)
  3. I rode 167 a mile ride in less than 12 hours and reached the March 2006 goal for a 2 day ride in a day! (Labor Day Weekend)
In the 21 months since I had my bariatric surgery, I have gotten my life back!

Total weight loss: 361 pounds.

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

5 Things

OK, Fritz, over at Cycle-liscious has tagged me! The point of this is to tell you 5 things about me that you don't know! You'd think it'd be easy, considering!

  1. I was married on Christmas Eve
  2. My birthday is in two days.....Dec 23rd
  3. I was a truck driver, running coast to coast for more than 20 years.
  4. I used to be a cabdriver
  5. I have changed my major from Nursing to Psychology!
And I tag Peg, Christa, Tayfur, Daniel, and Dan on Bike!

Pass it on to 5 more bloggers

Now, for some pics of the Monon Trail, in Indy.

Monon TRail Trailhead in Carmel, Rohrer Road




Mrs Stormcrowe on the recumbent!It's funny, actually, I ride piece of classic steel in excellent shape, actually, it's a beautiful lug frame touring bike and SHE gets the attention on her 'bent!
Life ain't fair! (Actually, I get a big kick out of it because it reinforces her happiness in riding!)
At the trailhead


On the Monon!


Well, I have to run, we're in the last stages of getting ready for the holidays! Merry Christmas and see ya later!Christmas Reindeer

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Two Things

  1. I picked up this Meme from Christa over at Awful Souls,
    Participate if you want, it see,s to be a wonderful tool for self assessment!

    2 things you want to do:
    Ride 200 mile one day event
    Compete in additional road races
    2. 2 things you should've done but keep postponing:
    I'm a great procrastinator, I should have done a lot of things I put off! :p

    3. 2 things you did, but shouldn't have:
    Started smoking many years ago

    Allowing myself to gain as much weight as I did :p

    4. 2 things that you must do:
    Eat and Sleep.

    5. 2 things you do every day:
    Train and Study

    6. 2 things someone else would want you to do:
    Finish my degree
    Achieve my goals and be happy with my life
    7. 2 things that you would never do:
    Steal or kill.

Answer them for yourself and pass it on!

Monday, December 18, 2006

My New (to me) ride

This will be a dedicated touring bike! It's an absolutely sweet 1986 Schwinn Passage!

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The Spinner Report, Mid December

Welcome to the second Spinner Report for December, 2006! It should be noted that as a group, we've covered 37,061.41 miles for the year. That leaves 2938.59 miles to hit 40,000! Now, there are 25 of us, to split these miles up! Let's go for it.One of our members, Jill, lives up in Alaska, and is a snowbiker! If you are interested in following her exploits, like the Susitna 100, her site is at Blogspot.Well, without further ado, here are the charts:Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Friday, December 15, 2006

College Life: A Special Announcement!

This is a post I've been waiting to post! Congratulations are due my Wife, Mrs Stormcrowe! She officially graduated as of NOW! Her grades were posted and she has sufficient credits and has filled all her requirements and now has qualified for her Associates in Accounting and Business Administration!
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Congratulations Earlena! Good job!

Now, let's get some of those Kudos from you...my readers for her. This was something she's wanted to do for a long time and she finally achieved her goal....in spite of some pretty steer odds!

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Carol of the Bells

For Christmas! Outstanding!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Amazing Shrinking Man

I couldn't resist doing a montage with this song! Enjoy!

The Band is Goldenstate and the song is called "The Amazing Shrinking Man"

Monday, December 11, 2006

The Spinner Report

Here we go, the results are in. Not all of the riders reported this week and I can certainly tell the weather went downhill!
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Sunday, December 10, 2006

I Lost My Hosting Site!

See that word.....banned? It's not because of any TOS violation! It's because I exceeded their bandwidth available! Anybody have a suggestion for a hosting site for my images that won't ban me for exceeding 1.3 terabytes usage?

Saturday, December 02, 2006

July 14, 2007- Tour de Cure

Well, I pulled the trigger. I entered the Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association. I'm going to slip outside my pseudonym here, and post the link to my Team Stormcrowe page for the ride. Here it is!

This is a great cause and I'm trying to get sponsors to donate directly to the American Diabetes Association.

Now, here is my personal page at the tour.

If you are an Indiana resident and want to join the Team Stormcrowe, you are welcome! If you just want to donate, you are also welcome. A lot of people will say thank you, even though you may never hear them say it, after they recieve new treatments funded by donations from people such as you.

I've committed to do the 100K ride, which is a 62 mile ride. Any sponsorship will truly be appreciated. I'm also linking my pages over on my sidebar as well as at my other mirrors of the blog!

That's my news of the week. Have a great one and keep spinning!

Mrs Stormcrowe is also going to join me on the ride, so we're both looking forward to this! We are both diabetics, so this strikes close to home and is one of the reasons we are doing this ride.

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