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2011 Wrap-up – Goals, Recap and more...
Posted by Kevin - 01/06/12 08:51AM - 0 Comments - Backpacking, Cycling, General Fitness, Paddling, Rock Climbing, Skiing/Snowboarding - 1/52/53/54/55/5

At the start of 2011, I set aside a few goals for myself as I always do when it comes to my outdoor activities.  These goals are typically very achievable for me but each year gets a little stronger and more aggressive.

My cycling goals in 2011 were reach 2,000 miles which I did reach off the books and about 1800+ miles recorded in the database.  I don’t typically record my rides below 10 miles and they do add up.  For 2012 I will be recording everything I can remember to.  I also wanted to ride in 3 Charity rides which I did not think I was going to accomplish until the Pat Ytzma Memorial ride was organized just before the Holidays.  The first two rides were the Tour de Cure for Diabetes, which took place in early June and the Central Bucks County Cycling Clubs – Covered Bridge Ride which happened in October.  I did the longest route at each of these rides which were both just over a metric century and both to be considered somewhat hilly.

In addition to my mileage and event goals, I had set out to lead and participate in as many group rides as possible.  This Spring/Summer/Fall I was fortunate enough to lead the Wednesday night bike rides through our local club.  Every Wednesday, I led anywhere from 2 to 10 other riders around North Bethlehem for 25 to 30 miles of beautiful country and some local crowded riding.

As a bonus to the goals I did set and achieve, I also was lucky enough to be involved or responsible for helping two of my favorite riding partners get new bikes.  Both, very serious upgrades what they were previously riding and both seemed to have the best rides ever once receiving them.  These things will only make 2012 more exciting.

Returning to Seneca rocks was accomplished on my birthday weekend thank you to my family and friends.  A couple of hikes up the mountain, a few small bike rides around the town, a party at the climbing school, some climbing in extreme heat and lots of camping and time with people who all had a lot of fun.

In regards to my kayaking in two thousand and eleven, I took an ALL day trip down the Delaware in my Flex Vertex stubby.  This trip was with a group of friends which I consider my own family.  Pete, John, Jon, and I started the trip just north of the Del. Water Gap and paddled for about 5 or 6 hours until just south of Belvedere, NJ.  Other than this trip, I was limited to a few small runs in the local canal and Lehigh River.

All of my skiing for 2011 was accomplished from Jan 3rd to late March where I spent about a dozen local ski trips up at Blue Mountain.  There was not as much skiing as I would hope, but considering my cycling season lasted the entire year, I couldn’t complain much.

My hiking and backpacking was also not as frequent as I would have hoped for at the start of the year.  However, aside from a couple days at Seneca Rocks, I did make it out to Glen Onoko on a few occasions, Jacobsburg for some Hiking and Mountain Biking and Dingmans falls in November for Chris’ birthday.  I visited the Hickory State Park and its Boulder Field on a couple of occasions, including a hike with my mom on Mother’s Day.

All in all, it was still a fairly active year for me and I did meet almost all of my goals except for the racing goals that I had set for myself at the beginning of the year.  These moments of year end reflection really do give you a bright opportunity to see just what you’ve been up to for the past 12 months.  Now it’s time to move on to my 2012 goals.  Happy New Years, Live Once readers and inspire yourself to be even better in the next 12 months.



Remembering The Rider: A Memorial Ride for Patrick Ytzma
Posted by Kevin - 01/03/12 10:28AM - 0 Comments - Cycling - 1/52/53/54/55/5

On December 22nd, 2011, I had the opportunity to ride in one of the most memorable bike rides I have ever participated in to date.  The ride was a memorial ride for a local cycling advocate who was killed on one of our most popular bridges here in town.  Struck by a driver who claimed to simply not see the rider, Patrick Ytzma was critically wounded, hospitalized and died four days following the incident.

Pat Ytzma Memorial Ride

Pat left behind a very loving wife, son, daughter and an entire cycling community who who recognized all of the good he did while advocating cyclo-commuting and appropriate forms of transportation and all of this by choice.

The ride was organized by our local cycling club, the LWA.  The start of the ride was at 7:00 PM on Thursday evening starting from the very spot, I start the majority of my independent rides.There they lined everybody up side by side in a double person row that seemed to go on forever.  Being that we started in a parking lot, the line had started to coil around itself really displaying the depth of just how many riders showed up.

The ride itself was very short with a total of about 3 to 5 miles and extremely slow paced due to the large turnout and all of the traffic lights.  Even being escorted by over a dozen police officers riding bicycles, it took well over 7 minutes for the entire field of riders to pass any given point.  This did draw some heat to the unsuspecting driver not realizing they might be sitting in traffic for well over 10 minutes.

The route went directly passed the spot where Patrick was hit by the vehicle and was marked clearly with chalk, flowers, a police officer and signage from the family and loved ones.  Much like any memorial, there was an eerie sense of silence crossing that spot where the rest of the ride was filled with chit chat, conversation, and the sound of bicycles.

Following the ride, there was a riders gathering at our city hall building courtyard and people spoke their words about Patrick and what he meant to both his family and the cycling community, which lasted over an hour.  A local state representative who happens to be my district rep, as well as Patrick's wife, the head of the LWA and a few friends all had their chance to honor our fallen rider.

When it was all said and done, there was more than 300 riders present filling the streets of Bethlehem, PA with their blinky lights, reflective gear, and helmets to help remind all of the drivers and cyclists out there to be cautious and mindful of the rules of the road. We were out there to help something like this from happening more often and to really highlight the positive side of a terrible incident.

The Lehigh Valley will always remember Pat Ytzma and everything he represented as a local cyclist in our growing community of riders and drivers. R.I.P.



Beating the Summer Heat
Posted by Lindsey - 08/04/11 11:47AM - 0 Comments - Fitness Fanatic with Lindz, General Fitness - 1/52/53/54/55/5

In the summertime, I prefer more outdoor activities instead of sitting indoors on a treadmill.  But boy, it's been a hot one this year.  So I have had to think out of the box when in comes to outdoor exercise. 

1. Water Waves: Water gives you a great resistance vehicle to tone muscles while cooling off.  Instead of just floating around the pool in a blow up raft, move around, swim a few laps, and break out that cannon ball off the diving board you've been dying to show your friends.  I have been jumping in the pool quite often to cool off after a long day in the sun and my friends and I always incorporate some activity to keep moving.  My back dive has never looked better and let me tell you, I've been very sore afterwards!

2. Utilize the fringe hours: While it may be too hot to exercise during the middle of the day, use the morning and evening hours of the day when it is still light out but not nearly as hot.  I'll go running at 6 pm instead of during the afternoon or play tennis after work in lieu of a gym workout.  Take advantage of these fringe hours before they slowly creep away from us. 

3. Incorporate your pet: But only if it is not too hot for them!  My vet recently had a pamphlet of summer activities to do with your pets but warned that your pets can dehydrate more easily than humans.  Dogs, for example, do not have the ability to sweat like humans do, which is our body's reaction to keep us cool, so it's important to make sure your pets don't overheat.  Bring lots of water, stop for breaks, and take them in the pool with you afterwards to cool off!  Just remember to rinse them off before you are done so the chlorine doesn't get stuck on their fur. 

Enjoy the rest of your summer!



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