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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

Sciatica

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

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


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