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A Few Years Ago...

Monday, September 12, 2011      19 comments

...if somebody would have told me that when I get back to cycling I would feel best sitting on one of those skinny little seats all bent over those drop down handlebars I would have called them a liar...! But you know, it dawned on me while... Read more

On a Dristy Morning...

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      16 comments

...out on the Silver Comet trail with the weather poised between a misty almost drizzly grey day I'm out cruising along on my bike, bidding the occasional walker, jogger and cyclist a cheery "Mornin'" as I see how far along I can get heading wes... Read more

Racing the Sunset...!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011      16 comments

After being teased all day long by this wonderful autumn day and piles of paperwork standing between me and my cycling commute home at long last I'm OFF! These days when I hop on my bike there is an increasing sense of urgency which borders... Read more

On such a cold winter's day...

Sunday, August 21, 2011      35 comments

...when I want to pull up the covers and want to stay in bed. A long time. ...when I slog through the slop and slush and pull the collar up against the harshest of winds. ...when the sun is mired by gray, mottled skies and barren trees... Read more

Tioga Center Loop with a "Hill"...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011      14 comments

My cycling buddy and I had a wonderful 82 / 89 mile (depending on whether you go with the SP Fitness Maps or RidewithGPS.com) ride this past Saturday. Although we initially spoke of heading "South of the Border" into Pennsylvania to Montrose we ... Read more

Extraordinarily BLESSED Ride Today!

Sunday, August 07, 2011      17 comments

Yesterday was such a LONG day of sitting on my hands, being grumpy and testy over having Day One of BikeTioga washed out. I had been getting out more during the week in anticipation of Bike Tioga...! Bad as it was NOT cycling, I knew I'd be... Read more

Chasing Hot Air...!

Saturday, August 06, 2011      12 comments

Busy day / night...after cycling to work this morning I wrapped up early, around 2-3 pm as I worked late last night taking clients out for a fun time at our local zoo rossparkzoo.com/ which I hadn't been to in AGES and found the... Read more

The Most Difficult Muscles To Build & Maintain

Sunday, July 31, 2011      21 comments

My apologies over my extended absence from the blogosphere. It's not YOU, my wonderfully supportive SparkFamily, but it has been ME! My summer has been off to a lackluster start...my Spark has been waning...but am working really hard to tur... Read more

Heritage Explorer Bike Tour: Celebrating Rails-to-Trails

Sunday, June 19, 2011      28 comments

Yesterday was an enjoyable 50 mile ride heading "south" of the NY / PA border for a stretch of rail-to-trails extending northward through little burgs above Scranton, PA. We followed the Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail (packed gravel surface) th... Read more

Humbling Hills: 140 miles in the Finger Lakes!

Monday, June 13, 2011      26 comments

I was quickly reminded and thoroughly humbled by the location of our campgrounds in the upper Watkins Glen State Park...the Hidden Valley campgrounds: it must be like a crater at the top of a mountain! To exit the campgrounds regardless of direc... Read more

To Century or Not...?

Friday, June 10, 2011      18 comments

All righty! The bike's all set to go...itching to cut loose from work @ noon and then I'm OFF to Watkins Glen for the Great Finger Lakes Bicycle Tour! The bummer is I haven't had time to ride since those 52 miles on Sun. and am feeling sha... Read more

I Make a Poor Wily Coyote!

Monday, June 06, 2011      26 comments

I set out yesterday on my bike to enjoy some of the Big Splash Music Festival: www.pressconnects.com/ar
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h-blends-music-message It was a picture-perfect day f... Read more

Got My Granny Back!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011      18 comments

After a weekend of woefully late spring cleaning (sans cycling...!) and a week full of RAIN last week it was WONDERFUL to get out on my bike for my commute today! A cool, foggy upper 60's ride this morning with plans of getting to my local bike ... Read more

R.I.P.

Friday, May 27, 2011      10 comments

Just learned that one of my favorite recording artists died today. Only loosely related to health and wellness, I know, but still have to take five to make mention of Gil Scott-Heron...what a contribution he has made throughout his troubled life... Read more

O Granny Where Art Thou?

Saturday, May 21, 2011      19 comments

Today made this whole week of rainy weather MORE than worthwhile! Weds. I joined with 21 others on our Ride of Silence, and what a SOAKER it was...! Thankfully only 8 miles. Other than that? NO cycling until TODAY! Rain was still sort of in... Read more


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