Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tuesday Morning

Back after a little over a week on vacation for Thanksgiving. Broke my rear shift cable this morning so rather then ride in the top gear I tied the broken cable into my rear rack and have just a single gear to ride in. Will pick up a cable tonight after work at Performance.

10.30 Miles
46:43 Time
29.27 Max Speed

Friday, November 17, 2006


Hey I was doing my own video this morning and came up on my friend who was also doing a video and had him give me a copy and managed to sync the two together for about 1 minute of video of myself with two view points. The big picture is of my cameras view and the PIP is of his camera at the same time. So I think this is quite unique enjoy.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


A video from the other night. This is thanks to a friend that had his digital camera and took the video. I'm the one out front enjoy......

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Thursday Morning


10.25 Miles
13.88 Average Speed
44:19 Time
27.89 Max Speed

Some fall colors in this picture from Tarbert Dr in Cary....

Friday, November 03, 2006

Friday Morning

I haven't posted much here lately. But today was a milestone 25,000 miles on this bicycle since 2002. Still have 5 months till the bike reaches 5 years.

9.13 miles
39:35 Time
13.84 Average
29.57 Max Speed

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Thursday Morning

Nice ride and once again back to normal.

10.23 Miles
37:29 Time
16.39 Average Speed
32.54 Max Speed

Tarbert Dr in Cary.....

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Wednesday Night

Well after weeks of slowing down I finally went close to normal for my average tonight. Hopefully the slump is over.

9.51 Miles
34:27 Time
16.42 Average
29.99 Max Speed

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Tuesday Morning

Well I'm back with pictures today.

12.86 Miles
53:03 Time
14.55 Average Speed
30.52 Max Speed

Monday, October 02, 2006

Monday Morning

Well I have been really lazy.... So I have not updated this page for over a week. It is just the rides have been rather uneventful lately and nothing to say about the rides. Other then it is getting cooler in the AM and I have been riding with my long sleeved jerseys for the past week or so.

13.83 Miles
53:44 Time
15.45 Average Speed
33.49 Miles

Friday, September 22, 2006

Friday Morning

Cool and nice.

13.87 Miles
52:52 Time
15.74 Average Speed
32.24 Max Speed

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Tuesday Morning

Good ride today. Looked like rain but nothing more then a few drops a couple of times.

12.67 Miles
52:15 Time
14.56 Average Speed
28.43 Max Speed

This is a strange thing they have done on Lake Pine. They added parking in front of some houses and they have a bike lane on this road so they moved the bike lane out. I don't know but If I lived in these houses to the right I would be mad. That the Apartments to the left are allowed to park right in front of my house. The really dumb thing is that I have never seen a car parked here yet and these have been here a month or so now. More waste of my Tax money.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Pleasant ride. Cool but not cold.

12.76 Miles
50:11 Time
15.27 Average Speed
34.89 Max Speed

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thursday Night

Nice ride tonight with Ricardo. When I ride with him I slow down and he goes faster. Good for both of us.

12.07 Miles
50:03 Time
14.48 Average Speed
29.27 Average Speed

Thursday Morning

Well last night on the way home it was raining and about half way home the bike started to feel funny in the rear. Stopped and found the rear tire side wall tearing. So I reduced the pressure to almost nothing to keep the tire from exploding and rode to the bike shop and picked up a new tire.

Today it was still raining.

11.75 Miles
58:42 Time
14.48 Average Speed
31.08 Max Speed

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Wednesday Morning

Running late so I had to take the short fast way in.

5.54 Miles
18:54 Time
17.60 Average Speed
34.15 Max Speed

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tuesday Night

Looked like rain so I kept the camera in my panniers.

15.08 Miles
59:40 Time
15.17 Average Speed
31.94 Max Speed

Tuesday Morning

Well it would seem that blogger is changing before my eyes and I had to figure out how to recreate what I had before. It seems okay to me now.

13.40 Miles
51:16 Time
15.69 Average Speed
34.49 Max Speed

Here is a picture that can drive me nuts. I am forced to ride in the bike lane on this road. But as you can see from the picture there is a sidewalk there also. Now notice the runner that is running in the Bike Lane. I never understand how these people justify what they are doing. This person is forcing me out of the bike lane so that I won't hit them. Why don't the runners run on the side walk? You can see the bike symbol just ahead in this shot.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Tuesday Morning

Well the Tropical Storm was last week. the weekend was pretty good but it was raining again this morning so no pictures.....

13.42 miles
51:12 Time
15.73 Average Speed
31.08 Max Speed

Monday, August 28, 2006

Monday Night

Awesome speed tonight. Finally had the rhythm going down that hill on Cary Parkway. Been close to 40 before but tonight I went past 40 to 41.

11.91 miles
46:35 Time
15.34 Max Speed
41.07 Max Speed

Maynard Approaching 54 .......

Friday, August 25, 2006

Friday Morning

Nice ride today..... But it would have been nicer if the school bus actually came to pick my daughter up for school. Wake County is so annoying.

6.72 Miles
25:18 Time
15.94 Average Speed
34.49 Max Speed

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Wednesday Morning

Rain again this morning....

13.54 miles
53:14 Time
15.26 Average Speed
33.49 Max Speed

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Tuesday Night

Nice ride

7.96 miles
30:09 Time
15.86 Average Speed
35.52 Max Speed

kildaire Farm Rd heading Towards Walnut......

Tuesday Morning

Raining when I left. But it stopped rather early in my ride and did not rain anymore but I did not have the camera out due to the fact I don't want it to get wet from the spray off the road.

13.55 Miles
51:46 Time
15.72 Average Speed
32.54 Max Speed

Monday, August 21, 2006

Monday Morning

Back from vacation and riding again.....

Great ride this morning after a week off.

13.05 Miles
0:51:45 Time
15.68 Average Speed
30.25 Max Speed

Kilarney Dr Heading away from Cary Parkway....

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wednesday Morning

13.12 Miles
50:11 Time
15.69 Average Speed
31.36 Max Speed

Maynard passing Ralph....

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Tuesday Morning

Good ride but mentally I was not there. First I forgot my vitamins this morning. Then I get to the store to buy lunch for the day and realized I forgot my wallet so no lunch to day. But the bad thing is no wallet means no badge for work. That means I have a problem all day. The bathrooms are located outside the secured area so you need a badge to go to the bathroom....

Food is not really a problem since I keep enough other things to eat like oatmeal and powerbars in my desk I have done this before....

Hey I just discovered a new bike store in Cary. Performance has opened up a store that is not too far off my route so that is good.

12.17 Miles
47:22 Time
15.42 Average Speed
33.49 Max Speed

Monday, August 07, 2006

Monday Morning

Good ride today. No pictures due to being lazy and not taking the camera.

9.20 Miles
33:00 Time
16.75 Average Speed
31.94 Max Speed

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Thursday Morning

My Linux box at work that holds the database that I use to build this page crashed hard on Friday and died. Luckily I had a database dump with all the data for the days ride so I did not loose any data. But naturally I had to search down another computer to use as my Linux server and install all the software. Still not done but the APP that I created to work with the database was written in Ruby on Rails so I just moved it to my WinBlows laptop this morning and loaded up the database and entered all the rides since then and all is fine till I finish rebuilding my box.

7.27 Miles
28:06 Time
15.55 Average Speed
34.89 Max Speed

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Thursday Morning

14.38 Miles
54:51 Time
15.73 Average Speed
31.94 Max Speed

Kilarney Dr Heading away from Cary Parkway....

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Wednesday Night

Great ride weather back in the 90's!! Yea Baby!!!

16.20 Miles
1:01:21 Time
15.85 Average Speed
32.54 Max Speed

Old Raleigh heading South towards 64....

Wednesday Morning

Ahh what a nice day for a ride. Even after yesterdays rain it was still a bit humid.

13.62 Miles
52:20 Time
15.62 Average Speed
31.36 Max Speed

Kildaire Farm Rd heading south.....

Monday, July 24, 2006

Monday Morning

Well with all my distractions gone maybe I'll get back to updating this more regularly again.

9.72 Miles
37:39 Time
15.49 Average Speed
32.54 Max Speed

Kildaire Farm Crossing Cary Parkway going south....

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Thursday Morning

Been busy sorry about the updates not taking place. Busy at work, VBS at church, and the Tour De France means no time.

13.75 Miles
53:46 Time
15.35 Average Speed
31.65 Max Speed

Academy street heading towards downtown Cary....

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Tuesday Morning

13.23 Miles
50:41 Time
15.66 Average Speed
30.26 Max Speed

Tarbert Drive passing Annie L Jones Park. Now there is something that is about to happen. This truck is about to make a left turn right as I go across this entrance to this parking lot. No turn signal nothing. He came with 1 inch of taking me out. I ended up having to go up and over the sidewalk to avoid being hit. Luckily there was a cut out so I did not have to try to jump the curb at the same time I am avoiding being run down. Needless to say he was reported to both the town since it was a town truck and the Police.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Monday Night Shop Ride

Good ride tonight. Now the miles are for me not the ride. I rode 13 miles to get there and then I took the long way home at 15. That would make the shop portion about 14

41.36 Miles
3:10:23 Time
13.03 Average Speed
30.26 Max Speed

Pictures follow....

Monday Morning

12.35 Miles
46:14 Time
16.03 Average Speed
30.80 Max Speed

Kildaire Farm Rd Approaching Maynard heading south.....

Friday, July 14, 2006

Friday Morning

Great morning for a ride. Just picked a short route this morning why I don't know considering I felt it was such a perfect day...

8.73 Miles
32:59 Time
15.90 Average Speed
28.99 Max Speed

Chapel Hill Rd heading towards Maynard....

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Thursday Night

Hot is all I can say..

13.32 Miles
48:38 Time
16.45 Average Speed
30.52 Max Speed

Nice day for a run on Cary Parkway....

Thursday Morning

Feeling tired the past couple of days. Must be the late nights watching the Tour.

12.13 Miles
50:23 Time
14.45 Average Speed
28.99 Max Speed

Lake Pine heading towards Cary Parkway....

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Tuesday Night

Wonderful day for a ride.

11.77 Miles
41:09 Time
17.17 Average Speed
39.96 Max Speed

Great day to have the top down....

Tuesday Morning

11.92 Miles
43:49 Time
16.33 Average Speed
31.94 Max Speed

NW Maynard Rd just past N. Harrison.....

Monday, July 10, 2006

Monday Night

Well had one crazy woman that decided her left turn was more important then my going straight. Followed her into the Food Lion parking lot at SW Cary Parkway and Old Apex so I could snap a picture of her rear end to report her here CARY POLICE

12.19 Miles
43:46 Time
16.72 Average Speed
38.65 Max Speed

Lowes in N Cary....

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Thursday Night

Good Ride. Uneventful rather boring but then that makes for a good ride!

12.10 Miles
43:06 Time
16.86 Average Speed
31.65 Max Speed

Thursday Morning

Rain! So I took the short way in....

5.58 Miles
17:53 Time
18.73 Average Speed
30.52 Max Speed

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Wednesday Morning

Good ride after a holiday....

12.10 Miles
46:06 Time
15.76 Average Speed
31.65 Max Speed

Kildaire Farm Rd heading South....

Monday, July 03, 2006

Monday Night Shop Ride

Rode the shop ride tonight. 95 degrees drank 5 bottles of water. Man it was a nice ride!!! Even took a small video.

32.45 Miles
2:19:46 Time
13.93 Average Speed
32.24 Max Speed

Video right here.....

Friday, June 30, 2006

Friday Night

11.97 miles
51:21 Time
13.99 Average Speed
31.08 Max Speed

Hey a friend that also rides his bicycle to work was videoing his ride and I ended up passing him in the morning on Friday so he gave me a copy of the video and I cut the part where I show up out and put it to music. It is here for your pleasure. This is my first attempt at linking in video...

Friday Morning

Started out today on mile 23,000 for this bike. Bad news was I did not charge my camera's battery so no pics for the mornings ride....

13.12 Miles
47:26 Time
16.60 Average Speed
34.58 Max Speed

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Thursday Morning

Nice day...

13.32 Miles
49:04 Time
16.29 Average Speed
31.08 Max Speed

See this picture. You can see three distinct layers to the road. Two surfaces have disappeared.
Kildaire Farm Road just after Cary Parkway heading South....

My co-worked just in front of me by Western Wake Med heading South....

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Wednesday Night

13.30 Miles
49:08 Time
16.25 Average Speed
35.52 Max Speed

Cary Parkway approaching Evans.....

Wednesday Morning

Well at least there is no rain today. Had a good ride this morning...

16.03 Miles
57:28 Time
16.74 Average Speed
33.17 Max Speed

Maynard crossing Kildaire Farm ....

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Tuesday Night

11.95 Miles
46:23 Time
15.46 Average Speed
36.50 Max Speed

As you can see from this picture which was my last. It started raining before I made it home. This was on Cary Parkway Heading towards High House.

Tuesday Morning

12.10 Miles
47:35 Time
15.26 Average Speed
31.08 Max Speed

Academy St approaching Chatham heading South....

Ran into a fellow worker that also bikes into work. This was on Kilarney Dr...

Monday, June 26, 2006

Monday Morning

Threat of rain so no pictures. It didn't rain but I did not want to take the chance and have the camera out on the handle bars. In fact I didn't even bring the camera so even if it clears I won't be able to take any pictures tonight either.

12.09 Miles
45:37 Time
15.91 Average Speed
30.26 Max Speed

Friday, June 23, 2006

Friday Morning

11.37 Miles
41:58 Time
16.26 Average Speed
29.27 Max Speed

Nice uneventful ride this morning...

James Jackson heading towards Cary parkway

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Thursday Night

Took the short way home. My daughter has been in Choir Camp this week and tonight is the show they have been working on for four days. I find it amazing that they can learn a 2 hour show in just four days.

5.54 Miles
20:49 Time
16.00 Average Speed
28.43 Max Speed

Kildaire Farm rd going north past Western Wake Med.....

Thursday Morning

Been busy so I have not been updating this for all rides. I didn't even charge my battery for the camera so I don't have any pictures from this mornings ride...

12.07 Miles
46:09 Time
15.69 Average Speed
29.99 Max Speed

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Tuesday Night

Nice ride

9.19 Miles
36:54 Time
14.95 Average Speed
30.52 Max Speed

Gregory heading towards Maynard....

Monday, June 19, 2006

Monday Night

Monday Night ride. I'm finally free to go. But then my manager was trying to make me miss it! Didn't get out till 5:10pm and it takes me about an hour to get there, Well I did in 55 minutes and they hadn't left yet!

36.22 Miles

Rode the greenways and boy was there Mud everywhere since they tend to follow the creeks. Some parts were destroyed and others you could see the mud that had to be removed.

Another shot of the green way....

Just look at the mud. The water looked like it was over the bridge.....

You can see how much Mud has been removed by looking at the edge of the path...

Greenway Washed out. Had to walk around what you see here is where the ground used to be....