Friday, May 27, 2016
This morning I took my first ride of the season I went the back roads to Etra Lake park and road the sandy trail, it isn't a suitable ride for a trike. There were areas that were so sandy that the tires just wouldn't grip so I was forced to ride the grass on the edge. I then left the park and road local roads back home. I then came home to meet my wife for a 2.5 mile walk. I had some bad leg cramps while riding but worked through them.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
This past last 7 months have been a living hell, it feels like my whole world has just dropped away. On Nov 30th my 36 year old son died from Cancer, and it has been a total nightmare for his wife, his children both very young, his sister, my wife, and myself. I have no desire to do much of anything, so the bad weather we have been having has in no way interfered with me riding. There is a change in the weather coming next week, so maybe I will try to get out and ride. Maybe it will help with my mood, no mother or father should have to lose a child. I expected to go a long time before my children, and I am just very angry at the world. I feel like there is no God and if there is he is only there for one reason to hurt and put fear in human beings. My son was a good person and was always there to help people in need, so there was no reason that I should believe that if there is a God there was a reason for his murder of my son. I always believed in a supreme being, but now I don't have the place in my heart or mind to think that if there was a God this world would not be in the shape it is now. So I have no use for organized religion, but I have no problem if you have a love for your religion, as long as it is helping you get the comfort you need. I know this is a very depressing post, and it will be the last one of this type. I am just venting and I am sorry to anyone I have hurt by this.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Decided to try the other trail in Etra Park, but asked a couple for the directions and they gave me the directions which took me to the Twin Rivers bike path which is much shorter, so I made up the lost miles on local roads. This time I was brave and crossed the NJ Turnpike and down Route 33.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Well about four days ago I decided to change my chain and go with a lighter KMC X9SL chain in gold finish. I ordered it from overseas as the price was very reasonable and it only took a week to get. during this period I also decided to hand wash my home, which is safer than Power washing but much more work. So it means washing each piece of siding with Murphy's Oil Soap doing a small section at a time starting from the bottom and rinsing each section. The results are much better than power washing. The problem with this is that it requires a huge amount of squatting and bending, which did a job on my legs, I did the front side and back in two days and still have one side. My legs are Charlie horse and very painful. I decided that I would install the chain and adjust it then ride. Well the plan was great, the chain job went easy about an hour installing and adjusting and lubing. The problem was the wind here is so strong I had to really use my legs and they hurt like hell. Next week I have to finish the other side of the house and expect to be in more pain. The chain is a beautiful thing and shifts great. I will let you know more after I ride some more. By the way I ride, then come home and walk another two miles, then again walk another two miles at night.