Posts Tagged ‘train’

Training For the Cache Gran Fondo

August 12, 2015

I have a confession to make. When it comes to exercise, I am not the most motivated to keep it up for any length of time, so I decided I need a real purpose to keep me going. I needed to come up with something to train for, and it had to be something I could get excited about.

After much reflection, and consideration of my nonexistent athletic past, I ruled out football, baseball, and basketball; besides, I think 49 is a little too old to start with these. Then it hit me. There is one sport I have always been good at, and I can still do at my age. To this end I have decided to enter the Cache Gran Fondo, in Utah.

For those who have never heard of the Gran Fondo, it is a 100 mile bike race, and in the case of the Cache Gran Fondo, it helps women get breast cancer screenings, so it’s a great cause.

This will take training, sponsors, and a bike, which I have chosen to get a Scott Addict CX, which I don’t have at the moment. Until I do get a bike, I am training at Anytime Fitness. I am thinking of starting an Indiegogo campaign to cover costs, and the entry fee; any amount extra will go directly to the cause of breast cancer.

Anyone wishing to help, let me know in the comments, or by e-mail to

I will provide a notice when the campaign has started.

UD: Here’s the link for the Indiegogo campaign

Relics of a World War

April 16, 2012

These tracks are the only things remaining from the plant that manufactured the liberty ships, that were created for world war two.  The plant itself was dismantled  the rest of the way last year.  The tracks were used to transport Iron to the plant in South Portland.  There is now a memorial to the ships in the buglight park.

Day 17: Should Would Could

January 10, 2012

Should Would Could

I should have pursued baseball

I would have been good

Hitting the ball out of the park

I could have been the hometown hero

I should have been in that movie,

I would have had the perfect role for me

That showed millions how good an actor I am,

I could have been a Hollywood Legend.

I should have worked on that train,

I would have become the owner some day,

And used it in movies and train shows,

I could have taught thousands the importance of trains in history.

I don’t play baseball

I’m not a Hollywood actor

I don’t own my own train

Those aren’t the paths I chose

I went down the only

Path that mattered,

I went down the path

That led me to you.