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Monday, September 20, 2010      14 comments

Not much time for blogging these days, as have been preoccupied and focused on preparations for my first century+ bike ride this upcoming weekend. I hope to complete the City to Shore Ride for Multiple Sclerosis and with my Team Captain we'... Read more
Slipping Off the Interstate Into Quieter Times Gone By...
Sunday, September 05, 2010      13 comments

Many people live nearby a road such as the one I cycled today...Route 7 used to be a major highway between Binghamton and Albany. However years ago Interstate 88 was put in to be a speedier major spoke for our travel through the Northeast. ... Read more
Wonderful Weekend Outdoors!
Sunday, August 29, 2010      9 comments

The weather this weekend was just PERFECT! Both yesterday and today were so sunny and pleasantly warm! Yesterday my biking partner (who'll be doing the MS City to Shore ride with me in September) and I headed south into Pennsylvania to Mont... Read more
'Millin' the Drearies Away...!
Sunday, August 22, 2010      9 comments

I have an unfortunate knack for turning good things into bad. Take cycling. Love it! Can't get enough of it! But: for a variety of reasons, weather, timing, etc. I cannot guarantee myself time on my bike every day of the week. As a re... Read more
Pleasant Cross-County Ride / Bike Samaritan Tale
Saturday, August 21, 2010      13 comments

Even though the sun never really came out and it only rose to around 73 (weather forecast was sunny & mid 80's...!), we enjoyed our ride across Broome County today from Binghamton to Owego and back. Plus I rode my bike into Binghamton with a tot... Read more
Keuka Lake Re-Visited
Sunday, August 15, 2010      14 comments

Today I returned to Keuka Lake to do the WHOLE thing (last time I skipped from the tip of this "Y" shaped lake to the other tip) including the "V" in the middle of the "Y", which is known to have a KILLER hill guaranteed to be a "walk"...and it ... Read more
Beautiful Three County Loop!
Saturday, August 14, 2010      8 comments

I joined my fellow bike club members for a gorgeous day of weather (low 80's, low humidity) pedaling through some as yet uncharted territory here in beautiful upstate New York. We totaled around 40 miles as we looped up into Chenango County via ... Read more
Gadgets & Me: ReUnited!
Friday, August 13, 2010      13 comments

It's been an "off" week for me with my gadgets: 1) On my way to work on Monday I got a flat. 2) My mp3 player died on me, had to send it in for a replacement 3) My PC's DVD drive died on me. Although I replaced it, my PC then died and r... Read more
Beautiful Cycling Day!
Friday, August 06, 2010      10 comments

I enjoyed biking to work, FINALLY, today after another week of the muggies got me down. Best part was the ride home: joined with a few of the others who will be biking to raise donations for Multiple Sclerosis in Sept. Total miles today was 28..... Read more
As The Wheels Turn...
Sunday, August 01, 2010      11 comments

Welcome back to today's installment of... As the Wheels Turn! :-) ...ah yes those long, rolling hills of Pennsylvania! So sweeping, lush and gorgeous in the summer sun! Tackle them on two wheels and they turn into an unrelenting o... Read more
Back For More Punishment...! :-)
Sunday, July 25, 2010      5 comments

Yep, before checking out I went back to the fitness room today and nailed 35 mins on ye olde Evil E! MUCH less wobbly today! Did another round of ST and some more stationary biking with some cooling down and stretching in the pool. Nice st... Read more
Elliptical Wobbly & Thoughts on a Hot Summer's Day
Saturday, July 24, 2010      4 comments

Staying over in Philadelphia tonight and while my DW is at our future daughter-in-law's wedding shower I'm taking advantage of the fitness facilities here at the hotel. Originally I was going to bring my bike and Nordic Poles and check out Penny... Read more
God's Country and Beyond!
Sunday, July 18, 2010      12 comments

Today's ride was through some of the most BEAUTIFUL country! We started in the Cannonsville Reservoir, which for those who may not know, is one of several reservoirs in upstate NY which has been set up to gather water to meet the needs of the re... Read more
Back In The Saddle Again...!
Friday, July 16, 2010      10 comments

Hey, blame LUCYSUNFLOWER for my groaner blog title...lol! I FINALLY was able to slow down enough to speed up on my bike today to / from work! And I was pleased with how good my legs felt pedaling. My right knee, shin is still a tad sore, bu... Read more
Bike Fixed, Body Needs A Little Time...
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      12 comments

Off to the bike shop at lunchtime...one of the Shimano gear-shifters got jammed pretty hard with dirt & grit getting into it and boogering it up some. They worked it out so that it's pretty close to 100% fine. Straightened out the wheel and fend... Read more

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