Congratulations Brett Favre and Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers’ Quarterback Brett Favre broke the all-time touchdown record today with 421… and later followed up with touchdown number 422. Like many strong quarterbacks before him, Brett Favre continues to show his love for the game and plays to win every week. But as he has always stated, it’s not about the records, but about the wins…

So I’d also like to congratulate Brett Favre to leading the Packers to its 4-0 start to the season. Although there is still work to do, the team shows its strength on the gridiron. I look forward to seeing the Packers go into the playoffs… and beyond. Story: Favre Sets Record With 421st TD Pass Story: Packers Take Down Vikings To Go 4-0 Quotes From Around The League On Favre And The NFL Touchdown Record

World Carfree Day 2007

Tomorrow, September 22, is World Carfree day. The challenge is to reduce vehicle usage, either by a day, a week, or a month… and then see how much longer you can go. I started riding a bicycle this year so I could attempt such a goal, at least within a few miles of home.

In Madison, a group of companies and groups are sponsoring a Car-Free Challenge. I’ve signed up to participate for one day (again, options are one day, one week, or one month). I know, it’s only one day, and a Saturday nonetheless. But with my regular job, travelling from one end of town to the other would take me too long. Despite that, I have already started planning for Bike-to-Work Week 2008. Hopefully by then, I’ll be able to manage the 15-mile journey each way.

Riding in the wind

I rode my bike today in the wind, and I felt like it was going to knock me off a few times. I can’t remember the last time I rode in such wind. It was an interesting workout. What’s worse was that I wasn’t able to bend down and really try to speed through it (as if on a road bike). Of course, it didn’t help that I was also pretty tired from a long ride on the trainer yesterday.

Which gets me to another point: riding on a trainer can be pretty boring. I really like getting outside and riding, especially with the sun beating down on you and the breeze cooling you off. I ride mostly for fitness now; I haven’t commuted as much as I probably should. I picked up Eric Harr’s “Ride Fast” book and started following the training program. The verdict is still out on how well this program will work for me; I started week four of a ten-week program. But I like his no-pressure approach and his motivational style.

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