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  • Better This Week

    I’ve spent more time riding the exercycle this past week. My riding duration is still not what I’d hoped for, maxing out at 17 minutes. I’m seeing spikes in my systolic blood pressure that I hadn’t seen before. They don’t seem to be related to my workout days, but I’m adding my workouts to the […]

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  • My Progress So Far…

    My progress over the last 10 days has not been good. I’m still eating like I was 17, and I’m riding only intermittently. I ate way too much for dinner last night and found myself thinking that I was killing myself in slow-motion (I’m not usually so prone to emotional hyperbole, but there’s at least […]

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  • A Great Challenge for Both of Us

    No one is born fat. Usually it takes us years to gain enough weight to qualify as fat. I’m fat. I’m 59 years old, 6’1″ tall and weigh 309 pounds, definitely not all of it muscle. I used to be in much better shape, but I’ve been spending the last 25 years getting too big […]

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  • A Joyous BBQ & Sale

    A great time was had by all last Saturday at The Bike Palace summer sale kickoff BBQ! Chef Bob cooked up about 120 cheeseburgers, hot dogs and New Orleans-style hot links (which were really popular). We had the Webber BBQ set up out on the sidewalk and we just kept feeding customers non-stop. Everybody was […]

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  • Welcome to Our New Blog!

    Welcome to the new The Bike Palace blog. We’ve totally revamped the blog, much as we did with our website, eBay store, YouTube channel, and newsletters! For those of you that are new to The Bike Palace family, here’s a brief introduction: we’ve been selling bikes here at the same location for over 35 years. We serve the entire South Bay, […]

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  • Down, But Not Out

    [Note: I dictated this first section while I was in the ER waiting room, waiting for my wife to pick me up.] I guess it could’ve been worse. I’ve always imagined what it would be like to hit the ground at a moderately high rate of speed. It was almost over before I realized what […]