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Grounded!
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/
features/view/feature/Mike
-Tyson-vs-Cannolis-1161 Busy weekend heading out of town yesterday, retur... Read more
Traveling
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
Preparations...
Wednesday, April 21, 2010      10 comments

Okay, so today I remembered to bring shorts, T-shirt and towel to work. Problem: forgot the sneakers and was wearing Hushpuppies and dark socks...combined with shorts & T...? That'd be quite a sight walking along the RiverWalk...lol! Okay, ... Read more
Making Lemonade / Maintenance Ponderings
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      15 comments

Been slogging through another "blah" period lately...lotta little things just getting in the way, nothing major... No biking for several days due unpredictably drippy dreary days on the weekend and cold mornings during the week (30's are ju... Read more
Additional Benefits: Eco $$$
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      15 comments

I figure at 50 cents a mile each time I bike to / from work I save myself around $9 on gas and wear / tear on my car...not to mention burning less gas! :-) Couldn't bike today as I worked late...overslept this morning and got a haircut (my ... Read more
18 Miles...
Sunday, April 11, 2010      17 comments

Another 18 miles in this afternoon...I'm hoping to crank up the miles soon...everything in noteable biking distance around here always seems to put me @ 18 miles for the round trip. Want to start nailing MORE! I keep tackling nasty hills and LOV... Read more
Nice Ride After Overcoming Glitches
Sunday, April 11, 2010      9 comments

I enjoyed a pleasant 18 mile ride around town heading toward home this afternoon. Had originally intended on a 30 mile ride but a glitch and a trip to the bike shop changed my plans, which I initially did NOT take to very kindly, but made the m... Read more
How To Turn Good Things Into Bad...
Saturday, April 10, 2010      18 comments

Been quiet this week...with me, no news is almost always NOT good news...! I've allowed myself to get off-track through some great activities. I've learned over the years that some events can have BOTH progressive AND regressive qualities: ... Read more
Yet One MORE Sunny Day for Easter!
Sunday, April 04, 2010      8 comments

Got out to one of our local parks, did a nice ride about town...tried a new route which I created as I went along by traveling a long, "no left turn" loop...hate left turns...as I am super cautious around intersections and invariably stop, get o... Read more
Chilly Start, SPARKIN' Finish!
Thursday, April 01, 2010      19 comments

Bundled up against the 36 degree, foggy morning, I managed to bike to work in one piece. I was more cautious than usual in some of the high-traffic, intersection areas and hopped off to walk through those. Riding down the one MAJOR hill I discov... Read more

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