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A Few Days of Limited Sparking...
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      10 comments

Due to some work being done around our home which may necessitate shutting down our home network, ongoing lack of access to SP @ work AND the mysterious return of the old problem of not receiving all my e-mail notices of SparkPeople activity yo... Read more
Starting Off National Bike-To-Work Week!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      7 comments

It was a great day of riding during yesterday's commute to work and on the way home with a detour to physical therapy. Here I am just getting off my bike and what do they have me do first...? Hop on the stationary bike! :-) They put me thro... Read more
Everybody Wants to Rule the ROAD...!
Saturday, May 15, 2010      12 comments

I've always loved the song "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears and today while riding my bike along this song has been stuck on my brain...nice driving rhythm: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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Friday, May 14, 2010      13 comments

Well, I've been sitting on the sidelines long enough! Missed a GORGEOUS day of biking due to a mis-informed weather map which showed a bunch of rain off to our west which I thought would douse me...instead we have a BEAUTIFUL day...say 85 d... Read more
FreeCycle: Downsizing & Paying It Forward!
Monday, May 10, 2010      9 comments

I just LOVE Freecycle! www.freecycle.org/ Rather than just plopping and dropping off bags of "stuff" anonymously, it is so cool to touch base with folks during the process of posting and arranging for passing things along. ... Read more
Laminate Skater Squats Boogie
Sunday, May 09, 2010      8 comments

I've been appreciative of Mother Nature NOT teasing me with fine biking weather today...lol! Chilly 40's, snow on the car this a.m., can't remember the last time we had snow in May! After our Mother's Day outing I got to taking care of so... Read more
The Miracle of Modern Medicine...!
Thursday, May 06, 2010      17 comments

It's been a nice bounce back with the steroid (Medrol) I've been taking. I'm not making the assumption that I'm CURED by no means, but the pain relief has been striking. The first day of having this sciatica I could not even walk upstairs to our... Read more
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      18 comments

Saw my doc this a.m. and things are pointing toward sciatica of some sort...looks to me from my 'net research and the symptoms I'm having to be of the Piriform's variety, however I'm no medical professional. Will be seeing a physical therapist F... Read more
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      14 comments

Turns out it was a good thing I didn't bike today as the rain was so on again off again but INTENSE when it came...! Wouldn't want to get caught in one of THOSE cloudbursts! Betcha one of these days I'll zig when I should've zagged and STILL get... Read more
Even The Mighty Have Fallen to the Loathsome Cannolis!
Sunday, May 02, 2010      12 comments

Don't know about you, but this piece of reality TV trivia got a good chuckle from me: www.theatlanticwire.com/
-Tyson-vs-Cannolis-1161 Busy weekend heading out of town yesterday, retur... Read more
Friday, April 30, 2010      9 comments

Heading out of town this weekend...got a nice surprise in the mail: Leki mailed me a replacement part for my Nordic Pole (For FREE!) just in time to re-assemble and take along so I have them for SPARKIN' during my rest stops! I'll have access to... Read more
Minstrel Cyclist...?
Thursday, April 29, 2010      10 comments

Beautiful day for a cycling commute! Coming home was a bit disorienting though with the fierce gales a-blowin'...but all that SUNSHINE! Just made it right... :-) There were some upside-down, Alice-In-Wonderland moments when I would be pedal... Read more
Blasting the "Blahs" Away...!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      10 comments

Recently a fellow member asked how do I prevail during the "down" times when one feels "bleh" or "blah" and motivation has flown out the window. I got to thinking while on my treadmill about my own experience and how have *I* been able to ... Read more
1st Group Bike Ride / Heart Walk / Our Journey
Sunday, April 25, 2010      17 comments

We had a terrific turnout for our bike club's roadside cleanup, around 20-30 members...rounded up bags & bags of trash, including a box fan, shovel, countless liquor bottles and beer cans...ugh! Sad stuff, but SUPER to be RID of it and to scrub ... Read more
The LONG Way Home...!
Thursday, April 22, 2010      15 comments

Only 45 this morning! Woo hoo! Off I go, gloves forgotten yet again...lol! Passed another biking milestone today...that nasty hill down the road from our house: have had to granny-gear it down to the VERY lowest gear. However: the last tim... Read more

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