Monthly Archives: March 2011

Changed sites

Folks,  I gave wordpress a shot. The site is not that hard to maneuver but after years of using blogspot I have a slight bias for which site I prefer. After this site did a few updates I got lost in how to fix certain things about my page and just  would rather stick to the site that i’ve been able to figure out from day one.

I have been cyling! I have just been to lazy to get on here and blog about it.

I will post pictures on the new blog when I get the chance.

I’m not sure what my total mileage is just yet but i’m at about 80 or smiles just from this past weekend. Saturday I did some laps on base to help get my base going. Then the hubby and I did a 32 mile leisure ride on a decently flat trail and then today I did more laps on base.

Needless to say my legs are begging for a break (keep in mind i’ve been commuting to work as well though I don’t log those miles).

Since classes ended i’ve had so much more time for cycling and I love it. Especialy since the weather has begun to stay fairly decent consistantly. Flowers are sprouting and tree’s are beginning to flower. Oh so nice 😀 Though at times it does still get into the freezing temps at night which i learned all to quickly as i jumped to the gun in returning a plant i’ve kept in all winter back to it’s spot outside. Yes I think I killed the poor ficus 😦

Well for now thats my update. Please to stop by the new site 😀

http://kristacycles.blogspot.com Site still in works but do check back in the next week.

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Co-co-commute

In the last week I turned 27 and the sun has shown everyday!

Yes, March is a much sunnier month here and i’m loving everyday of it. Still no riding but tomorow are my finals. After that I’m out of my slump. I will be signing up for a ‘bootcamp’ class that the personal trainers at our base gym have put together. Its one hour 3 days a week for either 4 or 6 weeks. They monitor your food intake, take your measurements and get you in shape. Though one month won’t get you fully inshape i’m hoping that it is enough to give me a better idea of what i can do at home on my own. I’m hoping it will get my motivation back to work out. This winter has really knocked the fitness urge out of me.

Rob has injured his knee a little and so i’m commuting to work again today. Starting next week I plan to commute as much as I can the rest of the year. We’re still waiting on the part to complete my commuter bike. I’m really anxcious to get it together so I can ride it!! Throw my pannier on there i’m set!

I don’t like wearing my everyday clothing for commuting..my jeans rub the seat to the point of putting a hole in them (overtime), I don’t like the sweat that gets on the clothes, I wear workout clothes instead but they don’t exactly feel the most comfortable on a bike. I would like a seperate select pieces just for my commuting days. What do you wear for your bike commutes?

I know that i would like a nice pair of knickers..something like this http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodSB_2578_0.html 
I haven’t looked for much commuter friendly clothing yet but plan to this weekend. I know any clothing would work for a simple commute to work but I would also like to see whats out there to make for comfortable commutes.

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Final round

This is our final year in Germany. This month marks our 2 yrs here and next march is our month out. We tried for an extension but due to limitations within the job field we didn’t get it. We won’t find out until sometime around Thanksgiving/Christmas as to where we’re headed after here but we’ve decided to go back to the States.

I’ve gotten a bit homesick so the return home will be nice.

I finaly got the parts for my Surly frame. We’re still waiting on one more piece that Rob forgot to buy. He bought me SRAM parts. We’ll see how that goes for me. He thinks because of my small hands that SRAM shifting will be easier for me. If I like it enough i’ll probably change my Giant to SRAM shifting.

I havent’ been a riding. What a surprise, huh? Next week are my finals and then i’m taking 2 terms (about 4 months) off. I bought a plan on Traningpeaks.com for a Century. I’m hoping to be able to ride a century by the end of summer. I set the plan to start on the 15th. It has me starting out on the trainer with very little time actually put into riding. It’s a slow starting plan but I suppose that will work since I haven’t been riding much lately.

My leg warmers and bib shorts should be arriving soon.

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