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Honoring A Lost Member...

Thursday, September 23, 2010      17 comments

I wanted to take a moment to let our SparkFamily know that we have lost a member this past week. Cherie struggled with many medical problems over the past several months. Although she maintained a remarkably resilient spirit, her body just could... Read more

How To Ride To A 100...!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010      8 comments

I've been SO enjoying a book I got a few weeks ago: Bike For Life: How To Ride To A 100 (meaning How to Bike a 100 miles when you're 100 years old!) It's filled with some AMAZING stories and best... Read more


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

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