The two other images are the raw numbers from my 95-mile ride this past Saturday and an easy 2.5-hour mountain-bike ride the following day. Neal has three more training rides planned for me between now and my wedding on Saturday (yes, Megan is replica brand watches incredibly understanding about my bike addiction). Then Ill be off the bike for four days as we take a mini-honeymoon—though I might hit a stationary bike or two in the hotel gym. Ill be back training in earnest next Thursday.BTW, if anyone is interested, the folks at TrainingPeaks have a post up about my project and how Im using my PowerTap and their website to make the most of my training. Apologies for the photo. It was the only one I could give them on short notice.—John BradleyTo view The Crazy Bet home page, click here.
A Ford F-250 might have made some sense back in 1998 when gas cost 90 cents a gallon and Belize-sized chunks of ice werent crashing into the Arctic Sea on a weekly basis. But these days, the $50,000 truck will cost you about $100,000 over a typical period of ownership (5 years, 15,000 miles a year) due to soaring gas costs, according to this story in the New York Times. Now, even those with sincere needs to haul things (you know who replica Gucci watch you are - a bag of mulch for backyard landscaping does not count), are sucking it up and buying Civics and Camrys. Which shows that despite what some economists thought, U.S. consumers are willing to be flexible. Sales of the F-series have dropped 30 percent this year, the first year since 1992 that a car, not a truck, has been Americas best-selling vehicle.Next up: how to fit the increasingly full-figured American into a Smart Car.--Emily Matchar
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