Tag Archives: Michael T. McCaskill

Throw back Thursday

Didn’t ride yesterday. Don’t really have anything much to write about today. So, I went back in time to see what I’d written about in the past on this day. I learned something. I have huge gaps in my blog.

To find a post on this date I had to all the way back to June 2010. Now, I did have posts in June 2011 and June 2012, but there were only a few of them. In 2013 and 2014, the month of June had no posts at all.

I guess it shouldn’t surprise me. I often get caught up in something and go in bursts. There are several times in the history of this blog that I’ve gone months without a post. It is probably more of a surprise that I have kept this going since 2005!

Anyway, here is the “blast from the past.”

2010 Ride for Mike route: Day Two

In this post I continue to lay out my plans for the 2010 Ride for Mike. I also mention my plans to have my wife, Annette, follow along with me in a support vehicle. Wow, that trip seems so long ago, but what a memory!

Pulling my own weight

Back in 2009, I was writing about undesired weight gain. I guess somewhere I have recorded how much I weighed back then. It obviously was less than I weigh now! I was complaining about a 12:45 climb up Paris Mountain. I had just gained 4 pounds while vacationing at my childhood home for a week.

I notice I’m still climbing the mountain with about the same wattage as then… but I’m doing it much slower. I think I’ve gained a bit more weight over these last six years. Man… has it been six years!?!

A service of praise

June 2008 has only two entries… reports of my Assault on Mt. Mitchell. However, June 2007 brought back a memory filled with sadness, but also sweetness. This day eight years ago, I went to the funeral service of Michael T. McCaskill. He is the Mike of “I Ride For Mike.” The I Do It For Foundation was formed out of a desire to remember him and the life he lived.

Not sure when I’ll be back on the bicycle. It might be a Zwift night due to my schedule. This weekend the Beautiful Redhead and I will be celebrating our anniversary. I will not be taking the bicycle along!