A Clean Shop

Posted by Shawn Parr on 16 January 2013 | Comments

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Over the weekend I had some free time due to all the rain we have been getting lately. Jessie had been using the shop and after finishing her project cleaned up what she was working with. I decided to go in and clean up a bit of the rest. Since it actually looks kind of decent for once I took a couple of pictures.

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Early Morning Bicycle Casualty

Posted by Shawn Parr on 7 January 2013 | Comments

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So this morning I had a bit of an incident. I forgot my water bottle, which on it's own wouldn't be that big of a deal. Except it helps keep my left pant leg from getting caught on the water bottle cages. Normally that wouldn't even be that big a deal, just a minor annoyance, as my pants don't get permanently caught just tugged at from time to time.

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Measuring Goals and Starting Anew

Posted by Shawn Parr on 3 January 2013 | Comments

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For me 2012 was the year of getting in shape. Just prior to the start of the year I made some life changes and slowly started losing weight. At the beginning of the year I bought a bicycle and started getting more exercise. At one point I had gotten to 280 lbs. Is started 2012 somewhere around 270-ish. I set a goal of weighing 220 lbs by the end of the year. Why 220 lbs? That is the weight I need to hit in order to no longer be officially obese.

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Commuting in the cold

Posted by Shawn Parr on 12 December 2012 | Comments

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Today I had a hard decision to make. On one hand I stayed up way too late last night trying to get the new site launched (2 AM), and this morning it was less than 30 degrees farenheit. 30 degrees is pretty cold any where, but for some reason, probably a combo between acclimation and humidity, it feels really cold in Louisiana. On the other hand I've worked hard to lose weight, but I need to keep up some exercise, and I've worked hard to setup bike commuting and have a personal goal to do it more every week than driving.

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