Sunday, April 6, 2008

Nothing much new, yet...

Well, not much new going on. Still haven't had much time to ride. Although I finally got my mountain bike ridable again. I was having a lot of trouble with my brakes. Finally had to rebuild the front brake caliper, which solved pretty much everything. I was getting so frustrated with it because everything I did before rebuilding it was doing absolutely nothing. So, I got it running again, and went for a short ride. Everything's good for the most part. I'm still having a shifting issue with the crank, but I think I know what's wrong. We'll see.

I started some online classes this past week. I'm finally getting off my butt, per se, and getting it done. I'm enrolled in a Graphics Design course with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online. Basically it's computer graphics, which is what I always wanted to do, but due to multiple set-backs, it never happened. So, now's my chance. And I'm taking it. I'll probably be experimenting some with this website, so it might look different in the future. I also got a new laptop so I can do my schoolwork while I'm at work. The computer at work won't let me load the needed programs on to it, and I wanted to do the majority of my homework at work. Lord knows I have plenty of free time there. Needless to say, the laptop is extremely nice. And I got a screaming deal on it. Everything else out there that's even close to comparing to it is at least $500 more. So, I think I did good by getting it.

Well, nothing much new other-wise. Still trying to work on getting on the road bike more. The weather is finally starting to get nice, so hopefully I have a chance to get out and ride more. It just needs to stop raining so much. All in due time though. I'm also going to get a class with a personal trainer at my gym. I know I have some specific things to work on, and have an idea on what to do, but not very well defined. So, a trainer should be able to get me on the right track. I'll write back and let everyone know how that goes.

P.S. If anyone is having any problems getting to my LiveStrong donation site, let me know. A few of you have had problems, and I have no clue on what's going on. So, shoot me an email or leave a comment and I'll help out.