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Putting the Hammer To It & Great Finger Lakes Bike Tour!

Sunday, January 29, 2012      14 comments

I've been on and off the nutrition tracker and of course paying for this by muddling along with my weight. Feeling a bit down on myself today, but somewhat more motivated after meeting with my fellow bike club members at today's annual meeting a... Read more

Up Against The Wall...!

Friday, January 27, 2012      16 comments

Just wondered if folks out there have any suggestions as although I've been really dedicated to my workouts I seem to have hit a wall over the past several months which has been frustrating. My wall: I use the same amount of weights on my u... Read more

Cutting my XCS Teeth!

Saturday, January 21, 2012      13 comments

Today turned out to be a pretty decent day! Yesterday I was a bit gnarly and snarly when I was a little late calling in to reserve my spot for today's spinning class and by 11 am I was already shut out of the class and put on the alternate ... Read more

Sharing | Just DANCE!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      19 comments

As I near my first year of membership at the Riverwalk Athletic Center I've come to realize something: since I began last February I missed out on all the "fun" of dealing with the busiest month of the year at the fitness center: JANUARY! T... Read more

The Fat Trap...or NOT?

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      25 comments

If you haven't seen this article yet, I highly recommend you check it out: The Fat Trap, by Tara Parker-Pope. She outlines some hard truths about weight loss and maintenance which COULD be taken negatively (i.e. a "why try?" attitude) however I ... Read more

Why Walk When You Can Fly?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      11 comments

So I've been feeling WAY less than satisfied with the fitness center over the past few days...feeling more & more like a "grind" in which even my hand-picked tunes on my mp3 player weren't much help...might as well have been elevator music! Mont... Read more Great Resource for All Cyclists!

Friday, December 02, 2011      10 comments

Bikely ( ) is a terrific resource for cyclists of all levels! If you're new to cycling you can check out Bikely for routes which other cyclists have already scoped out in your local area. This can give you an ... Read more

The Bicycle as an Instrument of Experiential Understanding

Thursday, December 01, 2011      10 comments

Lately I've come across some additional articles about cycling in New York City and urban cycling in general which I thought were worth passing along. I'm finding some of the comments posted on the articles very interesting also. Here are s... Read more

Crossing 2,000 Miles for 2011!

Friday, November 25, 2011      17 comments

Adbusters, the originators of the Occupy movement, started Buy Nothing Day twenty years ago as the antidote to Black Friday:
gns/bnd When I reflect on all the "stuff" I already have I just *K... Read more

Just In Time: Laughter Class!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011      10 comments

Listening to my public radio station before going into the dentist's to have my molar pulled what should come up but Jonathan Groubert's Radio Netherland's "The State We're In." Today's show featured: "Tita Begashaw loves to laugh. In fact, she ... Read more

Busy Weekend!

Sunday, November 20, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday I got out bright & early to deliver Thanksgiving food baskets to my clients. This is my kick-off event for the holiday season...always feels good to spread some good cheer! Later yesterday afternoon I got out with the bike club h... Read more

I Could Think of More Pleasant Canals To Travel...

Sunday, November 13, 2011      10 comments

I've been hearing talk from some SparkFamily that I may be needing a root canal. Ugh! Doubt I'm going to go there. I've heard so many trials & tribs with root canals and if it IS this molar that has been crowned I'm going to become skeptical of ... Read more

Cycling To The Walk-In Clinic | Free Stationary Bikes!

Saturday, November 12, 2011      8 comments

It began yesterday: a throbbing centered above an upper left molar. One that had been capped years ago with no prob. I'm not one to get dental troubles. Have all my teeth with a few molars crowned. The throbbing has grown in intensity and spread... Read more

Shall We Dance?

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      16 comments

I have always wanted to dance. Even as a teenage wallflower. Perhaps ESPECIALLY as a teenage wallflower! But I've always been too self-conscious to ever tackle dancing in any serious way. Just the "dance-like-no-one-is-lookin
g-bec... Read more

Another Dose of Autumn on Two Wheels!

Sunday, November 06, 2011      12 comments

You know those beetles that swarm like crazy in your home when it warms up? That was our bike club today: we had 35 members joining the fun today in what felt like the "last hurrah" of autumn! *Perhaps* we'll get another weekend with some decent... Read more

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