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Dream Ride
Sunday, October 02, 2011      10 comments

I rarely remember my dreams. I'm sure I still dream...but it's only once a year or so that I remember my dreams. Today I didn't have much time for my ride as it was late in the day and I knew it would be a race against the sunset. To make ... Read more
Back to the Future: Re-Committing, Re-Thawing
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      15 comments

Yep: Back on track, re-committing to myself and dusting off all the stuff I know that works for me as I have written before. I'm coming to appreciate more & more the value of blogging and building a reservoir of one's trials and tribulations and... Read more
Attack of the Deathly Stupids
Monday, September 26, 2011      13 comments

Amnesia has struck again! I call it the fog…not the misty, dreamy, rolling type through which the geese were honking and flying southward, bringing to mind Sandy Denny’s “Who Knows Where The Time Goes?” (
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Another Bite of the Big Apple: NYC Century!
Monday, September 19, 2011      23 comments

This ride was NOT supposed to happen. My cycling buddy and I had spoken about doing the NYC Century quite a while back when someone in our cycling club mentioned it. But life went on and there was no fur... Read more
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 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 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 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

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