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Six Gap Century Ride 2012
Six Gap Century Ride 2012

Before I tell you about Six Gap this year, let me share some history. Last fall, September 2011, at the last minute, Kathleen and I decided to head up to Dahlonega, GA for an event known as “Six Gap / Three Gap”. The official name of the event is the “Six Gap Century and Three Gap Fifty Ride”. Here is

Summer Time Trial Series
Summer Time Trial Series

This will be the first of a series of articles about the summer Time Trial series’ that John is taking part in. It will include the Orlando Runners and Riders (ORR) Time Trials, the Eastside Cycling (ESCC) Time Trials and some of the USA Cycling sanctioned (USAC) Orlando Time Trials. There are numerous divisions. ORR breaks up riders by demonstrated

The Positive Power of Exercise
The Positive Power of Exercise

Today’s ride was not starting out well. At 4pm I laid down for a much needed nap, having a headache, shaking a bit and other symptoms which I can only describe as “flu-like” – you all know that feverish feeling. At 5pm, not really having slept at all I got up and gradually began to “assemble my cycling ensemble.” Yes

“You’re So Lucky”
“You’re So Lucky”

“You’re So Lucky” Do you hear this when people see something that is part of your life, or someone’s life, that they wish was part of theirs? It’s a common expression but think about it, by saying that to someone what are you saying? I suppose on the surface it says “I wish I had your lifestyle.” Let’s dig deeper

What Does the Unemployment Figure Really Mean?
What Does the Unemployment Figure Really Mean?

Years ago, unemployment figures were calculated using the number of people that applied for unemployment benefits. Somewhere along the line that process changed.  Those figures are ignored by every government entity I have been able to contact. In fact, everyone I spoke to uses a survey to determine unemployment.  Here is an excerpt from an answer to my request from

New Years Day Ride 2012
New Years Day Ride 2012

You’d have to be crazy to get up at 5:30 am on New Year’s Day. You’d have to be even more crazy if you stayed up till 2am shooting off fireworks as well. You’d be crazier still to go out on your bicycle and ride around the city of Orlando for 44 miles with 500 other crazies. You can now

The Horrible Ninety-Five – 2011
The Horrible Ninety-Five – 2011

My first “Horrible Hundred” ride didn’t quite go the full hundred miles. I took a shortcut at the end and ended up with 95 miles. Yes, you are wondering, “Five miles? He couldn’t go another five miles?” No. I couldn’t. It was an effort of will and anger to overcome the pain just to make the 95. About a week

The Christmas Gift

The Christmas Gift by John Tenney Early in December of 2006 I was thumbing through the usual junk mail when my eye was caught by a large manila folder from Fast Track High Performance Driving School. “Fast Track? Hmmm. I don’t recall ordering anything from them” I thought. We had done business with them as a minor sponsor in the