Veterans Administration, Fayetteville, North Carolina Health Care Center–Raeford Road, 11/30

Opened early November 2015. Today was my second visit. It is certainly more spacious than the Ramsey Street Main Campus, and with LOTS of parking spaces.

Dedication ~ Moses Mathis–The Bicycle Man, Trailhead, Cape Fear River Trail

North Carolina Trailhead named to honor “Bicycle Man”

Moses Mathis worked hard for 22 years to put smiles on the faces of Fayetteville, North Carolina, children by providing free bicycles to them at Christmas time.

Over the years, he became known as the “Bicycle Man.” Since he started the program in his Tiffany Pines neighborhood in 1990, Mathis and his team of volunteers refurbished and distributed some 26,000 bicycles.

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Fitness ~ Walking, Monday Morning, 06/01

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I walked to the gym [Tokay Fitness Center] and back home. At the gym, I did upper-body fitness by lifting weights using the weight machines. Today’s walks were a bit lethargic compared to last year’s walks.

Saturday and Sunday, I rode my RANS Citi Crank Forward Bicycle.

Fitness ~ Cycling, Sunday Morning, 05/31

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CRW_8507.CRWAnother ride in the bank. I tried the 2nd hill at mile 6. For now, it is too steep to ride seated on this single speed with its gearing. Riding standing is more difficult on a crank forward bike. Anyway, I rode a longer distance in a shorter period than yesterday’s ride. I plan to ride again Tuesday & Thursday. Tomorrow, I may walk to the gym.

Fitness ~ Getting Ahead of the Curve, Cycling, 10/13


The ability to move with the times, and adapt to newfangled creations in life can result in improved results and quality of living. With cycling, the ability to adapt and overcome certain variables is imperative in order to improve one’s overall abilities and focus on short-term and log-term goals both in fitness and the procurement of a new skill set. But these cannot be done alone and often the assistance of high-tech equipment or experienced coaches is an unrealistic method of choice due to cost.

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For the Record: My Inguinal Hernia Repair, 09/08

This began Sunday, 09/07, around 10:00 pm as I finished a meal that was to sustain me until the following day around 3:30 pm. This was the preoperative fast–no liquids or solids until after the surgery.

My inguinal hernia was from lifting more weight than I should have on the abdominal crunch machine at the Tokay Fitness Center,  Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation.

I choose to see if I could lift “all” the weight–274 pounds. I did! I thought with no problem–well…

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US Veteran ~ My HealtheVet–Good for me. [08/09]

HealthevetAs many of you know, I am veteran, having served 24 years in the US Army. You may also know the Department of Veterans Affairs has come under intense scrutiny [deservedly so] for its failure to provide timely service to many  of our veterans.  Continue reading “US Veteran ~ My HealtheVet–Good for me. [08/09]”