Thursday, June 17, 2010


As I wonder about all the money people spend to shave a few pounds off the elements of their bikes, I wonder how people don't pay much attention to their own body-weight. As the result of a higher than average cholesterol count, I'm taking a statin, watching my portions, cutting way back on snacks, and riding my bike more. I'm not sure of my cholesterol count yet, but over the last month or so I've lost about 6 pounds. That feels like a great start. I'm riding more confidently most days and working on using my upstroke (as well as the downstroke) when pedaling to get more power and greater range of muscle use when pedaling.