Facebook is on to my Tricks (And I am on to Theirs!)

I started this blog a couple of weeks ago – about the same time as my last Facebook login. While I was there I mentioned that I would likely be doing writing here and not posting to Facebook anymore. Savvy friends suggested I set up WordPress to automatically share posts to Facebook. It was a brilliant idea and helped get things started here.  But over the past couple of days I noticed my referrals from Facebook were dropping and were almost zero today.  I suspect Facebook caught on to me – that I was only using them. And so, today, … Continue reading Facebook is on to my Tricks (And I am on to Theirs!)

Finding The Way to Discomfort

I only had one entry planned but just before I started work I watched this TED Talk. Boiled down it has one simple message: We grow when we’re a bit off balance. We stagnate when everything is predictable and comfortable. For me, I’d go one step further. I am happiest when I’m a little off balance. If I have too much sustained comfort, I start feeling a bit depressed and out of sorts.  People who know me know I routinely do things that induce discomfort. I go on long bike trips that are challenging and take me places I have … Continue reading Finding The Way to Discomfort


Last night I didn’t have time to go out for a ride, but with our tour coming up in about 2 weeks I need to get some kilometres under my belt. And so I signed myself up for the ZTR Thursday night race – my old standby from earlier this year. I set up my bike, fought with connecting it to the computer and then inflated the tires and calibrated the trainer. Calibration is needed because every tire and bike is different and you need to match up the proper pressure on the tire to make sure the resistance that … Continue reading DFL FTW