How I dropped 20 lbs in 6 months while training on the bike

I’m not sure who obsesses more over their weight – the covers of popular magazines displayed in grocery store checkout lines or road cyclists. My bet would be on the latter. Unlike the magazines, cyclists point to fancy sounding terms like, “power-to-weight ratio”, which basically translates to: how much power you can generate pedaling your …

The one thing I was never told

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle  During the last 2+ years, since being hit by a driver of an SUV while I was riding my bicycle, I was advised on a lot of things – a lot of important things. There was lots …

It’s just like riding a bike

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle  The most popular (and annoying) question I was asked shortly after being hit by an SUV while riding my bicycle was whether I was going to ride my bike again. My wife was asked that question too …

Let’s get physical

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle  I had to wait to start physical therapy until the cast on my left wrist came off. That took a little over six weeks. I needed physical therapy mainly for my wrist, my left (fractured) clavicle, and …

With (more than) a little help from my friends

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle I like to think that I’m in control of much more than I am. Getting hit by that SUV while riding my bike and having to recover from that has been a harsh reminder of how little …

Lawyer up

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle  Spoiler alert – My case is all settled. That is why I’ve been able to publish these posts. It took from February 8, 2014 (when I was hit) until November 24, 2015 for the last paper to …

Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Bicycling: Recovering from being hit by a vehicle  I vaguely recall gingerly walking from the garage to our upstairs family room the day after I was hit by an SUV while riding my bicycle. My body was so bruised from the waist up, it hurt to …