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Sparkin' The Clouds Away!

Saturday, October 16, 2010      9 comments

Wow! I am OVERWHELMED by all the birthday wishes, SparkMails and SparkGoodies all of you have sent my way today! It was an early and gloomy start this morning with a pleasant birthday breakfast out with my DW. But I think you all chased the... Read more

Butternut Valley Bliss!

Sunday, October 10, 2010      13 comments

Forgive me Mr. Berlin, but I've got a little edit to your song: "Heaven, I'm in Heaven, And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak; When I'm out here biking cheek to cheek!" :-) You know those pesky little ladybug-like beetles t... Read more

South of the Border!

Friday, October 08, 2010      8 comments

Yippee! The work week is over and I'm streaking outta work on my bike to join my biking buddy and get out to PLAY! The plan? We're gonna make a beeline down good ol' Route 7 and cross over into Great Bend / Hallstead, Pennsylvania...South o... Read more

Nature

Thursday, October 07, 2010      10 comments

Since paying such close attention to my inner nature and taking so much better care of myself I find myself SO much more readily entranced by OUTER nature! In the middle of a busy day, walking across a parking lot I'll stop to admire a batt... Read more

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!) www.bikeforlife.com It's filled with some AMAZING stories and best... Read more

Preparations

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


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