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Last Suffer-o-rama
Submitted by Maria Parker on Thu, 01/10/2009 - 12:34
 Yesterday morning I did my last Spinerval, Suffer-o-rama work-out before the record attemp.  Spinervals are DVD bike work-outs that you do on your bike trainer in front of your TV. I have a Cruzbike Sofrider on a Cyclops Fluid 2 trainer in our bonus room.  Since I had a fall doing so
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Submitted by Maria Parker on Wed, 23/09/2009 - 23:05
I started tapering for the October 10th event this week. I am enjoying the extra time in the mornings already.  I may have started carbo loading too early though.  I actually ate an icecream cone tonight while watching The Biggest Loser.  I have been doing some riding on my ful
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long rides and nutrition
Submitted by Maria Parker on Thu, 10/09/2009 - 11:09
I have been doing longer and longer daily rides and did a 200 mile ride last weekend in preparation for the October 10th record attempt.  I find the long rides really challenging. The last  200 mile ride took 11 hours and as an extravert, I find spending 11 hours alone on a bike near madde
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First Spill
Submitted by Maria Parker on Tue, 11/08/2009 - 22:30
I've had several firsts since the last time I blogged. I've felt really puffed up lately because I have been doing more and more miles. I even did a 150 mile ride completely on my own. However, today I had a first that I have been dreading - my first fall from the Cruzbike while I was moving
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Why I ride
Submitted by Maria Parker on Wed, 29/07/2009 - 20:59
I read in this morning's paper that 10% of the US Health Care Costs are for obesity. According to the AP report, the US government spends $1400 more per year on an obese person than on a person of normal weight.  I was surprised that it was that low. I am not obese, but I easily could be
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