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People for Bikes!

Sunday, October 03, 2010      8 comments

I just received a head's up on People for Bikes from fellow member Jan Frandsen and it is a GREAT IDEA to join their efforts so I thought I'd pass it along with another great article on biking: I just learned about a great new website to su... Read more

The Missing Link...

Saturday, October 02, 2010      12 comments

Today's ride had to be a bit shorter than usual so I put my thinking cap on to come up with a short (24 mile) ride that would take me down some new roads and uncover some new sights. A cyclepathic noodling thought of mine has been kicking a... Read more

Care To Join The Fun in 011...?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010      5 comments

Hey folks...! If any of you are envious and would like to join in the fun for NEXT YEAR'S MS CitytoShore Ride, they are already taking early registration at a discount. This is SUCH a wonderful ride and wouldn't it be SO COOL to have a large Spa... Read more

Certifiable CyclePath! (Notes on my First Century+)

Monday, September 27, 2010      29 comments

I had such a WONDERFUL time on my first Century Ride this past Saturday as part of the Multiple Sclerosis CitytoShore Fund-raiser. My Team Captain and I cycled from Cherry Hill to Ocean City, NJ which included an extra 25 mile loop so that we co... Read more

Taking OFF! :-)

Friday, September 24, 2010      10 comments

Just a last note before I scoot out the door to let EVERYONE know how appreciative I am for ALL your BOUNDLESS support and energy! I will take you ALL with me and hear your cheers and rooting as I make my way on my journey! Here is a link t... Read more

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

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