Congressman Earl Blumenauer added some new legislation to the $700 billion bailout that helps employers encourage bicycle commuting. The Bicycle Commuter Act of 2009 allows employers who sign up for the program to allow a fringe benefit of $20 per month for employees towards the purchase of a bicycle, bicycle parts or repairs.
I found them on the Internet and tried to purchase a bike rack for my Forester. I thought everything was going ok until a week later when I had heard nothing from them regarding my order since I got the order confirmation email. On the site it “claims” they do not charge your card until […]
Well, the summer is winding up and I have managed to go through the whole thing job free thanks to the support of my wonderful wife and the money we saved up while I was working. It is now time that I get back into the spirit of working. To do this I am undertaking […]
Been busy having fun, will try and keep this up to date. I got a new mountain bike last week which I want to tell you all about and post some pretty pictures of.
I don’t know about you but I am sure happy that Spring is back. After work rides on the road bike, runs along the river walk, weekends spent outdoors doing who knows what other than enjoying the warmth in the air and the fresh blooming flowers. This spring I intend to do bike camping, long […]
For starters work has been a beast lately. Beyond that I suffered through a bout of bronchitis/influenza that had me reeling for 7-10 days and required an additional 7-10 days to fully recover. Just as I had recovered I ventured off to Big Sky, Montana for a long weekend where I learned to snowboard. Yes, […]
I get busy at work and I don’t even realize but I am neglecting to post anything here for weeks at a time. I hope everybody had a great Christmas and New Year holiday season and that you were able to survive the onslaught of your families with no permanent damage. Our holiday was very […]
I was doing so well for a few weeks training very hard to get back up to a 10K distance and then my job duties were changed to make me more of a manager/supervisor and I have lost all motivation after work to come home and run. In fact I have been more likely to […]
Well it is over and I shaved 7 minutes and 33 seconds off my dismal time of last year. My swim and run times were a slight bit better than my times of last year but my bike time and transition time in the first transition were much better. I am not sure how much […]
My training for the upcoming Sports Barn Sprint Triathlon is coming along well. I am swimming the distance pretty effortlessly (unless the water is very choppy) and the running is going to be OK. I am again this weekend doing the trial run on the entire event which we did 2 weekends ago. I expect […]