Wednesday, October 20, 2021

2022 goal

Getting to the last months of the year, I always start thinking about my next goals for the new year. I like to have goals to keep me inspired and keep me training. Next year I'm thinking about making a run at being the first person to complete a 5K, 10K and half marathon in one year ... wearing Porsche Design running shoes. I'm sure just about any serious runner could do this, but I have not found anyone on the internet that has made that claim.

My goal will be to train in the winter with my Porsche Design Endurance Boost 1.0 running shoes, which I'm off to a great start so far. Then race a 5k in the early spring with the Porsche Design Endurance Boost 2.0 running shoes. Step up to a 10K in late spring or early summer with the Endurance Boost 2.0. And finish with a fall half marathon again with the 2.0 shoes. I have a couple other pairs of Porsche Design running shoes, but I really like the Endurance Boost. I might mix in some training with the other PD shoes though.

Here are some of the Maryland running races I'm considering:

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Today’s efforts


Another slow 5K with the Porsche Design Endurance Boost running shoes today. Just building my base right now. And I received a second copy of the May 1991 Christophorus magazine today. Something special is coming up…

Monday, October 18, 2021

Slow 4


Just getting back into this running game can be slow and painful. After a new 2021 5K personal best yesterday, today was a slow and painful four-mile jog. I do love these Porsche Design Endurance Boost running shoes though. 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

2021 5K PB

I have created a Strava 5K course from my house through my neighborhood park and back home. I seem to be improving with each run. Unfortunately nowhere near my lifetime 20-minute 5K personal record, but it's a start toward my 2022 goals. I'll keep running this route and see how I do. Today was again with the Porsche Design Endurance Boost running shoes.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Porsche in Formula 1 again?

If the rumors are correct, it looks rather imminent that Porsche will announce entry into the 2026 Formula One season. I hope so!

Weissach Bike Spyder frame sizes

Small frame size

Medium frame size

Large frame size

After discovering only three Weissach Bike Spyders (#33, #37 and #39) sold on the German eBay website, I noticed all three had different frame sizes. This looks to be small, medium and large size bikes. Above shows a comparison.

Follow up: I found the Bike Spyder was produced in five sizes, 16.5, 18, 19, 20, 21 inch frames.

Weissach Bike Spyder #39

I found another Bike Spyder that sold on the German eBay site back in 2014. This is #39/200 (actually 39 of 50) and weighed 8484 grams.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Porsche Presskit USA 1998/99

 Here's a cool webpage sharing information about the initial run of Porsche Bikes in the late 1990s.

More photos of Bike Spyder #37

 

More photos of the Weissach Bike Spyder #37. A new friend of mine sent me photos of this historic bicycle designed and built in 1992 in Weissach, Germany by the head of Porsche R&D Dr. Ulrich Bez. The bike is 1 of 50 built to the same specifications as the original Porsche Bike Spyder 9.85 prototype in 1990 using carbon, aluminum and titanium. This bike weighs only 19 pounds and is high-tech by today's standards and way ahead of it's time in 1990. Amazing find in Germany and I'm excited this bike has surfaced for photos.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

4-miler


Another 4 mile run in my neighborhood with the Porsche Design Endurance Boost running shoes today. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

2022 goal

Getting to the last months of the year, I always start thinking about my next goals for the new year. I like to have goals to keep me inspir...