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New video: Exercise less, eat smart and lose weight

I wanted to get this video out for the past few days.  It's about losing control of the pie hole and putting on 20 pounds over the past 10 months.

It's not good and I needed to get into some deep thinking about how my lifestyle led to this blubber attack. I'm in the gym 90 minutes every day; there's no way I should be gaining weight with the routine.

Think it was a bit of Paleo craziness. I got into the "good" nuts and was slamming huge amounts of almonds, along with the other goodies during the day. And, olive oil is good, sure...but a tablespoon is 120 calories.

When I saw the big 179 pop up on the scale I reacted. Pleasure eating has to stop and nutrition has to start. Some of that can seem terrifying.

To that end, here's my latest on YouTube. Hope some of it makes sense for you.

"American Motocross" in photos now on Amazon

It's been a long time in coming, but I was finally able to publish the First Edition of "American Motocross in Photos: 1979-1982."

Some of you may know that I was a motojournalist at Cycle News East during those years.

The project at first seemed overwhelming. I  have 12,000 digitized images; where would I start?

Also, how would I be able to write complete and informative captions for each of the photos I chose?

One day, it hit me: It's not about what I have to say, but rather that the photos speak for themselves. I went into one of my digital albums, chose a select group of vertical format images, and went to work.

The book includes acknowledgement, a historical introduction, and what most readers want most: "American Motocross" includes numerous images - many never before seen or published.

There's plenty of behind-the-scenes content; I took pride in developing the personality side of the sport for my readers.

You can check out the book on Amazon ath…

Umstead 100 mile: Tips from a veteran racer

I ran the Umstead 100 - 38 = 62 mile run on April 6. The race is held in Umstead State Park near Raleigh, NC.  Eight, 12.5 my loops comprise the challenge on the day. Jim Sweeney (35, from NY) was the winner in 15:21. Second place went to Nathan Leehman (39, from NC) in 15:45 and an amazing third place performance was posted by Michelle Gosselin (27, from CT) who went 16:08 and was also first female.

Bottom line, I ran an exceptional race but my feet once again turned into hamburger. I logged 12:30 to 50 miles and was strong going out on my 5th lap; however, my feet went south and deteriorated. I finished Umstead in 2007 and the price of that buckle was that I was crippled, needed medical attention, and could not walk for 10 days. I cannot shirk my work responsibilities so opted for the drop at 62.
I have come to realize that most blogs are me me me bla bla bla. I apologize for boring many of you in the past. On this occasion, I'd like to take my race day experience and morph it i…