Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another week gone by.

Well another week has gone by. What you say it has been two weeks? I can't believe it. Well I've been busy. With company coming for Thanksgiving my wife said the bedroom painting and redecorating has to be done. So I obeyed. Also the tree is up and the lights are hung on the outside of the house. Not turned on yet, we'll wait for the lighting ceremony at Thanksgiving for that. Also I have been learning how to write more and better XHTML and CSS for my web page I think I'll just let the one be that is there and hope to have a better looking and more feature filled page up by Christmas - or so. I'll call it the next generation page. I did go for a run today, four miles. I must start training for the Sprint Thanksgiving Day 5K run. My goal is to not finish last! I did get a picture of this nice barn. It is by Marysville, KS although it is a bit off the highway US 36. Wasn't it nice of the poneys to pose for the picture.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Great Ride!

This was one of the best possible days ever for a bike ride. Wall to wall sunshine with temps in the mid 70's, little humidity, and no wind. Ad to that the beautiful fall colors (only a week past their prime) and it was a day to forget about everything but enjoying the day. Following are some pictures I snapped along the way. I hope you enjoy them.

Yippee Skippie this page is Spiffie!
I've been working on this page for some time now and it has finally hatched. I feel like a proud new papa. It's not much yet but it is a start. I hope to improve the page with more content, better graphics and improved layout. I'm new to HTML, CSS and all that stuf, but it is fun learning. All comments are welcome.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Live long and prosper

This is turning into a weekly blog instead of daily. I must do better.

Yesterday I read an article in Time Magazine by Sanjay Gupta, M.D. titled Run For Your Lives. Studies assert that not only have there been fewer deaths in the runners vs non runners group, but runners have put off disability for 12 to 16 years longer than the non runners. I don't know how long I can put off the grim reaper, but I hope he is out of breath when he catches up with me. So I went for a run. It was a beautiful afternoon sunny but cool and little wind, a perfect day for a run. I felt great afterwords and even later in the evening I still had this sense of euphoria and well being. We should all do this more often. - Bill

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bike to Church

Today was National Bike to Church Day at my church Christ Lutheran Church in Overland Park, KS. If you would like to know more about National Bike To Church Day or want to sign your church up to participate visit We don't have a huge congregation, but there were about 70 bikers this morning. Lots of families and kids. It's really encouraging to see so many people on bikes. Just like bike to work week, we don't really need a day or week declaration, just bicycle to more places. I vow to bike to church at least two times before the year is over. - Bill

Friday, October 17, 2008

Kansas City Marathon

Tomorrow is the annual Kansas City Marathon. I don't mention running on my soon to be published web sight, nor have I talked about it in my blog. I do run when I can't bicycle. This time of year the days are becoming too short to bike much in the evening, so a run is more appropriate. I will still bike some on the weekends. Last year I ran the KC Marathon half marathon in preparation for the Honolulu Marathon. It is a great event! Well supported, well attended and goes through some iconic areas of Kansas City, but it is not easy. There are some pretty good hills, but bands and spectators spur you on. I will be at the run as a spectator for my brother Bob. I have just not trained enough to do a half marathon and won't pay $30 for just a 5K run. - Bill

Friday, October 10, 2008


Hey out there! I am totally new to blogging and this is my first post. I am creating a web site that I hope to have up in a couple of weeks and will link it to this blog. In the meantime if you have anything to say about cycling, paddling, photography, or other outdoor persuits such as climbing, hiking, or camping I would love to hear from you.