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DATE TRAIL DATE TRAIL
2017 October 01 Walking (work)   2017 October 18 GTWP H&F Trail + Liberty Park + Grenloch Park Manor
2017 October 02 Walking (work)   2017 October 19 Grenloch Circuit
2017 October 03 Walking (work)   2017 October 20 Walking (work)
2017 October 04 Tour de Pines - Atlantic Cape Long route   2017 October 21 Washington Township
2017 October 05 Grenloch Park Manor, Railroad Crossings, Liberty Park +   2017 October 22 Grenloch + Walking (work)
2017 October 06 Walking (work)   2017 October 23 Walking (work)
2017 October 07 Walking (work)   2017 October 24 Walking (work)
2017 October 08 Walking (work)   2017 October 25 GTWP H&F Trail + Nob Hill + Walking (work)
2017 October 09 Ocean City, Maryland   2017 October 26 GTWP H&F Trail + Neighborhoods
2017 October 10 Willow Ridge, Sawyers Creek, Surrey Lake +   2017 October 26 Midnight Madness - Halloween Decorations - Blackwood
2017 October 11 Blackwood, GTWP H&F Trail   2017 October 27 GTWP H&F Trail
2017 October 12 Walking   2017 October 28 Wedgewood, Wedgewood Farms, Heritage Valley
2017 October 13 Walking   2017 October 29 Walking (work)
2017 October 14 Sea Gull Century - Assateague Island   2017 October 30 GTWP H&F Trail
2017 October 15 GTWP H&F Trail   2017 October 31 Washington Twp + Grenloch
2017 October 16 Walking (work)      
2017 October 17 GTWP H&F Trail   October Stats  

 

 

 

 

 

October 04, 2017

Instagram Post: The #TourDePines 5 day #biking event started today. I did the Atlantic Cape Long route. I hung with the leaders for about 20 miles and then they just pulled away. I'm happy though because I sustained higher speeds for a longer period of time. In all I did 51 miles on the day. It was refreshing to have different scenery (biking through the Pine Barron's, National Parks, etc.) The main roads weren't the greatest but at least there was very little traffic. This was a good tune up for #SeaGullCentury2017 next weekend (I still have an OCMD event in a few days). #seagullcenturytraining #FightForIt #FightForIt #YouVsYou

The Ride: Always enjoy the tour, meeting new people and having a good time. At times this was a great ride hanging with the leaders and pushing myself. When I couldn't hang the whole ride it got a little scary as I found myself all alone on the road. The lesson here is don't go out and crush it, ride in the comfort zone and stay in a pack. Overall though a great ride. Wish I could do more days.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Tour de Pines, Atlantic Cape Long route

 

October 05, 2017

Instagram Post: ''Tis the season (Halloween that is). One day after my 51 new #TourdePines ride, I hit the local neighborhoods after work for 18 miles. This is my favorite time of year for #biking (Halloween through Christmas) seeing all the decorations, the fall crisp air and the scheduled events that end my event season. Tonight was good (better then the work day). It's always a good day when it's a bike day! #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Just a ride to keep the blood moving. Never left town, just hit a few local neighborhoods and enjoyed the ride.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch Park Manor, Lakeland Terrace, Liberty Park, St. Judes, Railroad Crossings

 

 

 

 

October 09, 2017

Instagram Post: This morning I got up really early and biked #ocmd The cool part of being up at 4 is that nobody was on the road. There was still a huge breeze coming off the ocean. I did the loop between Fenwick Island down to the inlet twice getting in just under 40 miles. This is somewhere I've always wanted to ride so I'm glad I finally had the chance to do it. #biking #seagullcenturytraining #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #YouVsYou

The Ride: Finally did this ride (twice). I thought the island was longer but it turns out its only 9 miles long so I went up and back twice. I also did this at 4am and there was nobody on the road. I was so happy about that because the only real safe place on the road is the bus lanes and usually there is a ton of traffic in them. This was a fun ride (windy), but fun.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Ocean City, Maryland

 

October 10, 2017

Instagram Post: today is #MentalHealthAwarenessDay I often tell you how I'm feeling mentally as well as physically. The truth is we all have our struggles and #biking seems to be my safe haven. It's a time when it's all about me and the stress of life goes away (even for a little while). There are many people that inspire me. Some in fitness, some in life, some in work, some in relationships, etc. the point is many of these people from social media or in real life, keep me motivated and driven to improve myself everyday and they probably don't even know it. I(I'll tag a few) I thank them and all of you for the constant support in this crazy thing called life. #SeaGullCentury2017 is Saturday #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: I started off and headed to Surrey Lake. After that I got bored so I headed over to the retirement community. After coming within inches of being hot by a car, I managed to get to that community without other issues. Avoiding that intersection again, I found myself by a workout that I normally do so I simply continued my workout. I did go 20 miles and it felt pretty good.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Willow Ridge, Sawyers Creek, Millstream Appartments, Liberty Park, Lakeland Terrace, Grenloch Park Manor, Surrey Lake

 

October 11, 2017

Instagram Post: Two small rides today (done consecutively). First was just testing a function on my garmin to make sure everything will work fine on Saturday. The second was just a quick up and back on the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail In all it was about 12 miles. I went #biking the last three days. I'm taking the next two off so I'll have fresh legs for #SeaGullCentury2017 on Saturday. Can't believe it's here again already. Where did that year go? Thanks for all the support. #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Nothing special just about 12 miles to test equipment and get in a final workout before the century ride. Feeling good.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Blackwood, Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail.

 

 

 

October 14, 2017

Instagram Post: #SeaGullCentury2017 Done! 103 miles on the day. It was wet, but not a lot of rain. It made for a slick ride at times. Kinda scary but no issues. I went out very steady and maintained a comfortable speed. I felt good most of the way but after a certain point I was just tired and sore. I still love the support coming out of the tunnel to end the ride. Very emotional. It makes the entire ride worth it. Thanks for all the support everyone, it's really appreciated! #biking #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Slow and steady. That was the motto for the day. I learned recently not to kill myself and I didn't I felt strong that I bypassed the first rest stop and went straight on to the second. I was only there long enough for water. I then hit the third stop at Assateague Island in good shape. Here I rested for a bit, ate a lot and just tried to shake out my limbs. The next leg was a little rough. I was just sore and tired but unlike last year I was not cramping. The final leg is just about powering through until it was over. The tunnel at the end is by far what makes this ride all worth it. There was a constant wetness all day. Not much rain, but the road was wet so the tires were slick, the clothes were getting wet, the bike was wet so it was not the most pleasant of experiences. On the plus side, the tempurate was perfect and there was little wind. I've done this twice now, I repeated, now we will look toward the future.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Sea Gull Century 2017

 

October 15, 2017

Instagram Post: The day after #SeaGullCentury2017 I went on a slow comfortable ride just to loosen up the joints a little. I actually slept in today which felt great. Okay so after today I'm at 3263.33 miles biked in 2017. This means I only have 736.67 miles to go to reach 4000 with 10 weeks left in the year. That's an average of 73.66 miles per week or 3, 25 mile rides a week. It's very doable so that's my new goal. It's always good to set goals, achieve them and then push yourself to new goals. Keep pushing #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #biking

The Ride: I felt okay. This was more so I got on the bike so it didn't sit for a week. I just did the trail a couple times and caled it a day. Nothing special.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Sea Gull Century 2017

 

 

October 17, 2017

Instagram Post: Pre-work #biking on this cold Tuesday morning. 16 miles on the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail That cold, crisp air definitely wakes you up in the morning. Now off to work. Until next time #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Normal ride, nothing exciting.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail

 

October 18, 2017

Instagram Post: The push for 4000 miles continued this evening after work. The #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail will be my go to track as I attempt to chase down the big 4K. I can't believe it was 70 degrees outside in mid October when I started the ride. I felt great. I also can't believe I've been #biking a few times since#SeaGullCentury2017 last year it took me a couple weeks. Enjoying every minute of it! #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Up and down the trail very comfortable. I've done this ride a lot. Was not trying to do anything special just put on mileage. Good Ride,

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail, Liberty Park, Grenloch Park manor.

 

October 19, 2017

Instagram Post: Got out of work a little late, still managed to get in some #biking All 15 miles all in Grenloch. Haven't done this ride in a while so it was a nice change to just riding the trail. Although I enjoy this time of year for biking, I hate the we get less and less sunlight. Pushing toward 4000 miles. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: A little sore today. I've rode a bunch this week. Was concerned with light so I just stayed close and did the Grenloch circuit. It was fine though. No issues.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch, Grenloch Terrace, Grenloch Leashed Dog Park, Grenloch Park Manor.

 

 

October 21, 2017

Instagram Post: It's a gorgeous day out there today. I got up and out this morning for 30 miles of #biking to kick start the day. A very Washington Township ride today. I also biked past one of my favorite houses for #halloween as they decorate it with the #StayPuftMarshmellowMan I feel very productive today and still have the rest of the weekend off! #PushTo4000Miles #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: I felt so inspired today. I just kept completing neighborhoods. It was a fun ride around areas that I have been in but not for a while. It definitely had me feeling good about pushing towards 4000 miles. A solid ride. Great spirits.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Winchester Farms, Angel Hill, The Greens, Wedgewood Forest, Wedgewood, Meadow Run, Greenwood Park Bells Lake.

 

October 22, 2017

Instagram Post: Got out of work a little late, still managed to get in some #biking All 15 miles all in Grenloch. Haven't done this ride in a while so it was a nice change to just riding the trail. Although I enjoy this time of year for biking, I hate the we get less and less sunlight. Pushing toward 4000 miles. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Just a simplistic ride, no frills attached.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch Park Manor, Grenloch, Grenloch Terrace, Grenloch Leashed Dog Park

 

 

 

October 25, 2017

Instagram Post: It's been a couple days but I finally snuck in an after work #biking adventure tonight. The temperature was perfect but the sky looked miserable at times so I decided to bust out the mountain bike. Actually no rain but the trail had a lot of debris on it from the storm yesterday. So good call be me picking the right bike! I felt fabulous. 20 miles of just going with the flow and letting the bike be my guide. Then at one point this majestic sunset happened with all kinds of colors. I actually just stopped and watched it for a bit. I kinda dig the sunsets. Until the next adventure.... #StayGoldPonyboy #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #PushFor4000

The Ride: After work biking this time of year is great because of the temperature but rough because it gets dark very early. The beenfit today was this crazy, colorful sunset that you usually only see down the shore. The ride simply was the trail out and then some other roads home. It was different. Always good to change it up once in a while.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch Park Manor, Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail, Nob Hill, Lakeland Complex

 

October 26, 2017

Instagram Post: Working tonight so that means #biking this morning. The trail a couple times plus the adjacent neighborhoods. Crisp air really wakes you up in the morning. Have a great day everyone #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #PushFor4000

The Ride: A little sore, a little tired. The cold wind wakes you up quickly. A typical ride this morning but nothing really exciting today.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch Park Manor, Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail, Grenloch, Grenloch Terrace, Grenloch Leashed Dog Park, Lakeview Appartments, Pine Run, Hiltop

 

October 26, 2017

Instagram Post: A little #MidnightMadness #biking adventure (or at least a darkness adventure) I felt inspired to ride and really wanted to see some of the #Halloween decorations at night. Just hit the close adjacent neighborhoods but hey 10 miles is 10 miles. I'm a #biking fool! #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #PushFor4000

The Ride: Haven't done a Midnight Madness in a while so this was fun. There wasn't as many Halloween night time decorations out there as I thought there would be. That truly was the purpose of going out tonight. In the end, 10 miles close to home added to the total mileage. Looking forward to the Chridtmas MNM now.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch Park Manor, Lakeland Terrace, Blackwood Estates

 

October 27, 2017

Instagram Post: The weather is getting colder but it's still bearable out there so taking advantage while it lasts. A couple trips up and back on the trail this morning. I'm still trying to #pushto4000miles before the end of the year. Now off to work. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #biking

The Ride: Just a quick ride on the trail. Its all I had time for today. There is still a lot of debris on the trail which makes it difficult to ride. I felt okay, biking last night and then again this morning was a rough turn around.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail

 

October 28, 2017

Instagram Post: 26 miles of #biking this morning to start the day. I wanted to go somewhere new but instead I ended up in some neighborhoods I hadn't been through in a while. All in all a good day. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #PushTo4000Miles

The Ride: Long ride, fun ride. Just trying to go someone new and exciting, turns out I've been here before. In the end it was a good day.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Wedgewood, Wedgewood Farms, Heritage Valley

 

 

October 30, 2017

Instagram Post: 20mph winds made for a cold and nasty #biking adventure this morning. Just a couple trips on the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail Keeping the #PushFor4000Miles alive. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Tough getting going this morning, cold, wet, miserable, but it definitely worth while getting going on the bike. Continuing my quest to 4000 miles I was a little tired and sore today. Its good to have a goal or else I may not have gone out today.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail

 

October 31, 2017

Instagram Post: #HappyHalloween and the last day of October. One last #biking adventure which was 15.5 miles. The wind was a lot calmer today but still strong at times. I don't have my monthly totals yet but I know October was a good month. I think I set myself up well to achieve the #PushFor4000Miles goal. Time will tell. Have a good day everyone. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Sore but wanted to end October with a bang. Did a few close neighborhoods and feel accomplished about the month. Its starting to get colder and darker so quality biking days will definietly be harder to come by.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Willow Ridge, Sawyer's Creek, Millstream Appartments, Grenloch Park Manor, Lakeland Complex