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October 2023
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September Mileage
Filed under: general, mileage, record keeping
Posted by: The Cyclofiend @ 2:13 pm

Kind of a wacky month, and during the last week, the impetus to ride piffled out like air from a balloon with a pinhole leak.  Ahhh well, mostly for good reasons - birthdays (two - my wife’s and mine) - a couple of studio recording sessions, some high-value voice classes/get-togethers, engineering, yoga and random work hectic-ness.

The happy-dance news was that my annual total mileage notched over 3,000 miles.  Not an overwhelming number, but it seemed rather “milestone-ish.”  Got there on a relatively meager 268 miles on 14 riding days.  The riding seemed to come in fits and starts this month - went well in the first week, wrapping up a ride-per-day string that started on August 29th and continued through September 6th.  Then almost nothing but short errand hops for a week and a half.  Longest ride was a mixed-terrain ride of about 50 miles, then after the great crank snapping, I woke up feeling more tired than I should have and decided to underdo things (like, do nothing) for the last week of the month. 

Stayed steady with yogo, with 8 sessions.  No running.  Gino’s gonna skitter away from me in Fairfax in - wholly crud! - 2 weeks, and there’s no way in heck that I’m going to try McLaren Park this weekend.  Nope.  5 or 6 times up that pitch and I’d be coughing up lung…  As Bill Murray once astutely explained in Stripes, “….I’m pacing myself.”

2009 Bikey Miles So Far - 3001

2 Responses to “September Mileage”

  1. beth h Says:
    Studio? Voice training? Did I MISS something here? (And when will I get to hear you on iTunes?)
  2. The Cyclofiend Says:
    Oh, yeah…that was a little tangential… um, lemme ’splain…

    A few years back, I started taking voice-acting classes. Took a couple character and narration classes and I was hooked. Since then, I’ve been honing my chops, and just recently got a nice solid, substantial booking (the “studio” time I referred to - about a 5 hour initial session with a couple of follow-ups for changes and revisions) doing the audiotour for an exhibit on the “Harmony and Integrity: the Yongzheng Emperor and His Times” at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.

    Not sure if it will end up on iTunes, and it’s “voice” in the sense of voiceover, not singing.

    I’m supposed to get a final version of the tour, and I’ll probably have some excerpts that will end up on my voiceover website -