It's a new year and time once again to give a new look to this blog. New graphics and colors. Same bike writer!

This blog is created not only to track my own progress on my biking journey but it is intended to also assist others who have either osteo or rheumatoid arthritis or both like I do. I hope as you read about the progress I have made that it gives you inspiration and hope that you can overcome the dibilitating effects of these conditions.

If your doctor agrees that you should be capable of expanding your limits read on and don't be afraid, just listen to your body and give it challenges. Biking is a great non-impact form of exercise and greatly enhances flexibility and range of motion.

It's not a substitute for Doctor visits, taking your meds or otherwise getting off your health plan but it auguments what your Doctor does for you and can give you a better quality of life. Go for it!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Mileage Week #25

I got to my lower range of the goal I set for mileage but how I got there was not in the plan.  I had anticipated longer rides with increased mileage in them with the frequency turned down.  I've finally shaken the illness that had me in it's grip but it's left me weak and short on energy.  I rode six days and all but two rides were in the single digits for mileage.  I need to step it up for the Tour de Livingston which is coming up October 9th.  I have not decided on the route I'll choose yet, but I'll will before long.

So weekly mileage for week #25 was 51.54 with 6.33 hours on the bike.  Average ride trended lower and mph trended down as well.  I need to crank 'er up.


  1. woo hoo! Glad to hear that you are recovered.

  2. MBG, thank you, I am so glad too. Now I know why babies are so fussy and cry so much when they are colicky - it hurts! Glad that is behind me.