Chopping Wood And Cycling

Just a quick note to let you know all is well and that I have learned something: cutting, splitting, and stacking the wood from five 30-40 foot trees does not leave much time for cycling.  I’ve also learned that 18 months of cycling conditioning does not properly prepare you to manually move over ten tons of wood.

12 thoughts on “Chopping Wood And Cycling

    • Actually, we had a violent thunderstorm on July 3 that damaged one tree. When the arborist came out, he pointed out that four others were dying or in danger of falling on our house. We decided to fork over the money to have them cut down, but not to have the wood removed. That is my job. Yippee.

  1. When I was younger, there wasn’t much I enjoyed more than cutting and splitting firewood. That gives you a special kind of “tired” that you don’t get anywhere else.

    Although, I usually tried to get the bulk of mine done in the dead of winter so it would be more comfortable out….that way it wouldn’t interfere with the good stuff!

  2. I used to like hauling and splitting wood. When I was a teen I did a lot of it for both my Dad and Grandma. Of course, after a couple of decades I might feel differently about it now.

    I think what we need to invent is a bike powered log splitter. Hmmmm….

    • Indeed. When I was in the Army, we would occasionally do something called “Log PT.” It involved 3 or 4 men carrying a large log with them for the entire PT session, including the run. I feel like I’ve been doing Log PT for nine days.

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