First ride outside…

Well…with the weather’s gradual change and it being warm enough melt some of the snow, I finally got out on the trail for an outdoor ride today and it was a little weird being out in the elements again….and actually moving with the bike was a little unnerving at first…it’s seems like I need to reprogram my balance since doing over 500 miles with the bike anchored to the trainer has regressed it to the point where I have to think about it….I found myself sliding back into not paying enough attention to the hazards on the trail since I didn’t have to really pay any attention at all riding indoors…with that said, one good thing that made me laugh a little was that it was much, much easier to ride with the bike moving…even on my long uphill sprint it was still easier than the lowest resistance setting on the trainer and my legs felt supercharged through the entire 12 miles…one thing I had forgotten was the effect of the wind…crosswinds almost caught me off guard a couple of times and pushed me around a lot…something that I think will get better as I get out there more…I really do like the effect of riding outdoors and being able to see some things for a change….I hope the weather cooperates and that can continue….

It’s all pretty simple…

Well…if you’ve seen the news at all lately, you’ve seen the idiot trump’s meltdown over the weekend and everyone is trying to figure out why now? I have an idea and it appears to be connected to the latest bombshell that Deutsche bank is being investigated and is cooperating with at least two congressional committees, and various NY prosecutors who are looking into the trump attempt get Deutsche to lend him money to buy the Buffalo Bills. The undercurrent here is that trump regularly inflated and deflated his net worth to get loans and not pay taxes and that is part of what is going on…but, the big question that came up yesterday in the news was “why did Deutsche Bank continue to loans money (to the tune of over 2 billion dollars) to idiot boy after the had already defaulted on at least one loan from them along with a bond issue that Deutsche underwrote? Now, I think it’s all pretty simple why they did it…the Russian oligarchs who were using Deutsche to launder money made them a boatload of cash while doing it told them to…and trump was one of their most important conspirators here in the US and the Russians needed to keep him afloat to continue the scheme…after all, if he went bankrupt again and lost all of his properties, the new owners probably wouldn’t allow the Russians to continue to buy condos etc. which is the preferred method of laundering money into the US. So we really do know why trump is freaking out…the noose is closing and he knows it…and there is not a damn thing he can do about the state charges of bank and income tax fraud that he is staring down the barrel at…cripes, at this point, the Mueller investigation is looking more and more like it just may be irrelevant in taking down trump…it will be nice for understanding how the Russians stole the election for trump, but not necessary to ensure that trump spends the rest of his life in prison after he is gone…impeach….

March 19th

Well…up early again this morning but I’m not going to bitch about that today…maybe tomorrow, but not today….after all, it could get worse tomorrow and I need to save my bitching for those days…I do feel pretty worn out this morning and I guess that is from not getting too much sleep for months now…I did work out yesterday and it is a little comical how much noise my shoulder makes after not doing it for a few days…I think I’ll try that again this morning since I want to see if it will tolerate more weight work or if I do need to alternate days off…I did take the bike off the trainer yesterday and may have been a mistake since the weather report has changed overnight with the highs being lower than they were….so, instead of shorts, I’ll be going out today in a light thermasuit and gloves but I will be able to avoid a stocking hat and that makes the ride for me….I guess I can put the bike back on the trainer but I’ll lose any mileage I do indoors since I am not going to move the computer back to the back wheel…I’ll just have to miss the indoor mileage or skip the rainy days altogether…we’ll see…didn’t get a lot done yesterday but convert the bike and get the workout in and today will be much the same…I am going to have to figure out what to do with my mornings now that I am going to be riding in the afternoon and that may add to my boredom but who knows? More later…

546.7 miles…

Well…just finished getting the bike ready to go out on the trails tomorrow…the riding inside has gotten me a start of 546.7 miles inside to start the year and that is probably the most I’ve ever had before April…but, I’ll start piling the miles on tomorrow with the short rides being almost 11 miles…the two 20 minute rides indoors only got me about 8 miles a day and it was a lot of work…I’ve put almost an inch and a half on my thighs since the start of the year and I really do hope they go back to where they were since I don’t like the way my jeans fit anymore….and I don’t really like the way they look, either, so any change will be welcome….it is going to be kind of new to have to deal with the cold and rain again but it will be nice to actually see something other than the 4 walls here…

March 18th

Well…I really, really don’t like 5:34…I like 4:34 even less but today at least I got past 5…I suppose that’s something…slept okay last night and there was progress with my shoulder again and I have no pain at all right now for the first time since I hurt it back in December….okay…nope, it still hurts….I died sleep on it last night and it didn’t wake me ups so I guess that’s something…and I feel like I’ve said that before…exactly the same way…hmmmm….didn’t get a lot done yesterday with sports starting at 6 am and continuing through most of the day but I didn’t get a nap in and I should have….have some stomach problems yesterday for the fist time in quite a while and I think it was from not eating enough…only had two pieces of leftover pizza and a salad for the entire day yesterday and I am already feeling that this morning….but, I didn’t ride the bike and that is necessary on off days to balance out the calorie intake and use…I will make up for that today with two rides and a workout so I think I can avoid feeling guilty….and it looks like I’ll be back on the trails tomorrow if the temp gets to what’s forecast….not going to move the computer pickup yet, though…I’ll need to recon the trails to see if there is still ice from the snowmelt first before I put the trainer away for the spring….more later…

Trump’s freaking out…

Well…as most of you are,  I’m just damn tired of the supposed president going off on his twitter freak outs…look, every frickin time he does it, he demeans and diminishes the office so the entire world is now laughing at us…and I would probably laugh at the baby in chief, too, if it wasn’t so damn serious. This weekend, idiot boy has been on a deranged twitter rant almost all weekend, attacking Saturday Night Live and threatening them with an FCC investigation, going after the deceased John McCain for turning the Steele dossier over to the FBI, going after both GM and the UAW for GM’s closing of the Lordstown plant and threatening to take the plant away from them and give it to “new car companies who are flooding into the US”…and that has continued all day with idiot boy ranting away about his approval rating and Hillary for some reason. Now, does anyone else see a pattern with this behavior? Every time idiot boy has gotten some bad news that is going to be revealed soon, he goes off on these crazy assed rants…trying to distract everyone from what is coming and trying to get the media talking about anything else. What’s different now is exactly what I’m saying…more people than me have noticed his so predictable pattern and it has started to override the noise coming from trump to the point that the rants do nothing but get ridiculed and have less effect every time…I can’t wait to see what the new piece of information is that has idiot boy so freaked out….impeach…

Happy St. Patrick’s day…

Well…as you know, I really don’t celebrate religious holidays since I am not religious at all…being a proud atheist or rationalist if you prefer that….but, with St. Patrick’s day, I think of it more as a secular holiday that is celebrating Irish heritage rather than the myths that come with religion. I do have Irish heritage in my bloodline but it’s one of those things that I don’t go out of my way to highlight any way in my daily life…considering myself an American mutt who has both Irish and French as the predominant areas where my ancestors came from but, if you go back far enough, there are many other nationalities in there…it really has not been important to me who my great, great, great ancestors were…I mean, how important should that be? It hasn’t been in anything in my life so I wonder what the attraction is of the ancestry websites…hmmmm…okay, this was just a noodle that basically ran out of steam so I’ll stop here….

March 17th

Well…running late this morning with not getting up until after 6 and then going out to get the paper and read it…slept okay last night and don’t feel too bad this morning but I wonder if my allergies are already getting bad even though there is no reason for that…after all, there is no pollen or anything else that would trigger them but I’m stuffed up and sneezing so that sure feels like allergies…oh, well…I am getting a little antsy to get the bike back out on the trails but it looks like it won’t be until Wednesday now since they have lowered the high temp for Tuesday and it will only get into the low 40′s…and I just don’t want to be cold anymore….then it is going to warm up some over the next week or so and that will let me go out in shorts if it is above 47….didn’t get much done yesterday but with taking the day off the bike, I think I’ll clean some today….don’t have to cook, either with the leftovers I have in the fridge…or maybe a big salad would be a way to use some of the veggies before they spoil….more later…

March 16th

Well…running a little late today with trying to go back to sleep and it almost worked so I didn’t get out of bed until a little after 6…and then I got sucked into the 3rd F1 practice waiting for qualifying and wanted to get this done before that starts…but, it looks like I didn’t time that too well with it starting in a minute…slept okay last night and for the first time since the crash my shoulder didn’t wake me up at all last night and it doesn’t hurt at all right now…just a little stiff and that is good timing since I am going to get out on the trail Tuesday for the first time this year…and it appears that the weather is going through the spring change and it will be in the 50′s every day…that will mean out in shorts and that will feel good after being cooped up in here all winter…I do have almost 550 miles on the bike already so that will be a good start for the year…didn’t get a lot done yesterday and I’m not sure about today…feel okay so there is no excuse for not doing some cleaning but who knows? Man U plays this aft so maybe there can be a goal to do something before then? More later….

49 more dead…

Well…another day, another 49 people dead at two mosques in New Zealand….and, what a surprise, on of the the white terrorists involved cited the idiot rump as being one of his heroes who has pushed anti Muslim hate since he was elected….I wonder where the questions are about “where was this terrorist radicalized” and the generalizations about how all white people should be prevented from entering NZ? I am so damn tired of writing about these tragedies and the bigoted idiots who do nothing but hate so I am going to stop here…we all know who is responsible…it is not immigrants or Muslims…it is the shooter, period…and the right wing media who push this hate for profit….I have had enough of this crap….

What you never want to be….