Trio develops website for biking enthusiasts
Barker also says that riding his bike fuels his urge to move more than driving.
“I’m a speed demon and I like to ride fast,” he says. “When I’m out riding, there’s nothing else like feeling the wind hit you at full speed.
As of now, the trails mapped are ones that Grenerth, Barker or Clark have ridden personally. Grenerth says that the database will grow as they continue to explore new trails. Visit www.rideandroll.me or the Ride and Roll Facebook page for more information.
TRUCKSTOP TRAIL MAPS
You can pick up a walking or running trail map at 115 TA and Petro locations nationwide. Ten TA and Petro locations have fitness rooms with elliptical exercise equipment.
Son helps trucker dad shape up and eat better on the road
Carolyn Magner w/Mike Adams
Mike Adams is a 57-year-old company driver from Liberty, Texas. He recently quit a long-time smoking habit and lost nearly 30 pounds since teaming with his son Jeff to help him lose weight and get in shape. Here is his story:
I was always proud of my son Jeff and how he helped military personnel get into shape. Jeff is a former Navy Physical Readiness Training Instructor who used to coach service men and women who had difficulties meeting body fat and fitness standards. This year he decided to take that training information and apply it to truck drivers. I was his first case.
He started me out with an exercise program and healthy diet. I used to eat a lot of junk food and he cut all that out. As I did these things with more consistency every day, I found myself thinking more and more about my health. I had quit smoking before but kept going back to it. This time I realized my thinking about health was changing. Every time I ate a healthy meal or finished a hard workout, it felt good. I could see my health was improving.
The more I made healthy meal choices and worked out, the more I kept thinking about quitting smoking. Finally, one day I bought nicotine patches to begin stepping myself off the nicotine addiction. I think the first level of patches was actually more nicotine than I was used to. Still, I stuck to the patch program, kept doing my workouts and eating my five small meals per day.
Every day I reinforced my new healthy mindset. I think it’s been over seven months since my last cigarette and I haven’t missed them. I have a new behavioral addiction and that’s getting fit and healthy! Even though I gained about 12 pounds back after quitting smoking, I’m back to [the weight] I was and am moving forward.