Category Archives: Cycling

Grand scientific study of Covid testing for triple vaccinated people (sample size = 1, 16 Feb 2022)

It’s been a while since I wrote on my blog but I figured let me share this personal example, and my two conclusions right away:

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My 2018 Christmas Eve project: resurrecting my HP41CV

Sometime in high school in 1979 or 1980, I bought my beloved HP41CV. The first programmable calculator with alphanumeric display and, of course, reverse Polish notation. It’s got Wikipedia entries and has become a collection item, fetching multiple $100s on … Continue reading

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Did my cycling power really increase this winter on my Wahoo Kickr? Power accuracy and thermal drift on my Kickr

Do you train using a Wahoo Kickr that is in your garage or in a colder area like me? I probably bought one of the first Wahoo Kickr’s in 2014 and was a beta user on Zwift. The Kickr is … Continue reading

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Should healthcare prices be regulated or free?

Behind this article in The New York Times is an interesting question alluded to in its final paragraph: should health care prices be regulated or free?  PhD dissertations and books are written addressing this intricate important question that can’t be done … Continue reading

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Sinus Bradycardia, Life Insurance, and Cycling

A short interruption of my dormant blog state to share a new learning.  Recently I looked into changing my life insurance policy and underwent a physical exam as part of the qualification.  A professional came to our house and administered … Continue reading

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Dreaming of the Dolomites: pump or CO2 cartridges?

It’s another cold winter in Chicago.  Dreaming of my trip to the Dolomites end of June is all I can do.  Given that it won’t be a race, time to inflate a flat really isn’t a factor so I’m thinking … Continue reading

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There is no free lunch on Ventoux

Brilliant day in Bédoin: perfect for the ride with Gerry that we planned on a few months ago. Given that we hadn’t been any more specific in our planning, Gerry asked this morning “so what are we going to do? A … Continue reading

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Garmin 510 “low on memory” solution

During two big rides this season my Garmin 510 ran out of memory and I lost the data. Bummer!  The weird thing is that I always delete my activities so there were no old rides on the Garmin so how … Continue reading

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Cycling around Barcelona: Col de Parpers; Turo de l’Home

A short blog summarizing three nice road-bike rides last week around Barcelona–mostly for those who may visit in the future.  (I like to find good rides when I am in a new area but it was fairly difficult to Google … Continue reading

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Fitness five months after laparoscopic surgery (appendectomy)

It’s been 5 months and 12 days since my surgery. Time for a short update, since March blog. Fitness is fine and I feel no different from before surgery–so all is good from that most important perspective. What about the … Continue reading

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