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Two Years Ago ...

Two Years Ago …

I got interviewed by the Sentinel two years ago and had asked for the video. They never sent it to me but I just found it on Youtube! Here is the original Orlando Sentinel Story.

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One Hour Record

One Hour Record

“Hey you want to set a state record?” That kind of question will always get my attention, of course. Nathan Rogut and Carl Sundquist had an idea. They felt the cycling velodrome at Brian Piccolo Park was underutilized. They wanted a promotion, or a publicity stunt, to get people’s attention on the track. “Let’s get […]

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Jesus - Life's Easy Button

Why Is Being A Christian So Hard?

I‘ve never understood why people make being a Christian so difficult. It must be the devil’s way of keeping his flock, by scaring people away from faith. When I first started a personal relationship with Christ in 1994, I was immediately bombarded with lots of “good advice”, on the order of “you need to do […]

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Blue Ridge Breakaway - 2nd Time is Not (Quite) the Charm

Blue Ridge Breakaway – 2nd Time is Not (Quite) the Charm

The reader may recall that last year the author had a less than perfect experience at the Blue Ridge Breakaway, a mountainous century ride held annually in the area of Waynesville, NC around the second weekend of August. This ride features over 12,000 feet or climbing and traverses a 27 mile section of the Blue […]

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Rick-Groth

Lost a Good Friend – Rick Groth

One of my long time friends passed away this week. I begin to see one of the horrible downsides of growing old. I’ve lost so many friends, family members and close acquaintances recently … Richard Groth, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday night, July 30th at the age of 50. Rick was my boss when […]

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The Mother's Day I Dreaded

The Mother’s Day I Dreaded

It’s Mother’s Day, 2015. I sit alone in my mom’s house, typing this from her computer. Mom left us just over a week ago. She was 81. I hadn’t had the closest relationship with her most of my life but she was my only surviving parent, since Dad left us in 2004. I attended the […]

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Sports in 2014 - Updates

Sports in 2014 – Updates

Our club has set a goal to “Race to the Moon” in 2014, that is, run, ride and swim a combined total of 240,000 miles. We probably won’t make it, or even come close but it’s fun to do it anyway! Since I completed most of my lifelong exercise goals in 2013, I don’t have […]

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From Couch to Marathon in 35 years

From Couch to Marathon in 35 years

At the age of 21, long distance running was not part of my fitness plan. Sure I had to run for some of the HS and college sports I played, but nothing more than a mile at a time. 35 years later, I am wide awake at 4am, the morning after I completed my first […]

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Bucket List Ride

Bucket List Ride

Growing up in Central NY, my family used to sail every weekend at the Otsego Sailing Club (OSC). It was a passion of mine for years, as I became competitive and eventually had a side business making sails and selling racing accessories. Several times, some of the other younger members of the club would ride […]

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Sports in 2013 - Updates

Sports in 2013 – Updates

In my continuing battle to keep at a reasonable weight, stay in shape and enjoy life, the outdoor sports of running, cycling and swimming have taken center stage. After a reasonably successful year of cycling accomplishments in 2012 I decided this would be the year of the Triathlon, and maybe even some running events (half […]