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Oxford Cross River Bliss!

Saturday, August 03, 2013      13 comments

What a wonderful ride today with two other bike club members, one of them Madame President of the club, aka: TEAMAGIS
ge.asp?id=TEAMAEGIS ...who is going to assist in outfitting yours truly... Read more

Criminal Commute!

Friday, August 02, 2013      13 comments

I truly didn't wake up this morning with plans to break any rules. However while cycling my way to work on my usual commute I see a sign posted at the entrance of Otsiningo Park that all trails are closed for the SpeidieFest & Balloon Rally... Read more

Back On The Road

Monday, July 22, 2013      10 comments

Well I have to admit to allowing the heat to beat me off the streets last week...WHEW what a week! So yesterday was such WELCOME relief when we were blessed by a cool front from Canada wringing the air out and bringing the temps down. Our ... Read more

The Secret to Beating the Heat on One's Bike

Monday, July 15, 2013      14 comments

Go FAST! Don't STOP! :-) Seriously, I'd forgotten the benefit of wind resistance when cycling in the heat. How I forget the smart stuff when I lose my mojo, which I reclaimed a bit today...! Keep it Sparkin' Everyone! ... Read more

National Ride Your Bike To Work Day!

Friday, May 17, 2013      14 comments

How is a body with bicycle wheels thrumming through his soul NOT going to ride his bike to work on National Ride Your Bike To Work Day? Which ALSO happens to be the last day of National Ride Your Bike To Work Week? Which ALSO falls within May, w... Read more

Ride of Silence

Thursday, May 16, 2013      7 comments

Just a quickie here as pressed for time, but wanting to get this out while the Ride of Silence is fresh in our memories. VERY nice coverage from our local media:
h-photo... Read more

Celebrating the Possible!

Sunday, May 05, 2013      21 comments

Another year, another 5K has come and gone. Yes I've committed to doing this one 5K a year for the past 3 years to "mix it up" and challenge myself in a way that is out of the ordinary for myself. While it IS a good idea to mix it up,... Read more

Returning to the Scene of The Joy

Tuesday, April 30, 2013      13 comments

A sad day today as the senior member of our feline clan has passed away. Following my proper last rites in the back yard, marking his passing with a large stone, DW & I went to our jewel of the county: back to Dorchester Park to soak up the peac... Read more

Portable Joy: Preserve Your Memories...

Sunday, April 28, 2013      11 comments

Oh MY What a RIDE! Within the first mile I was all choked up, tearful and just filled to overflowing with pure JOY! I had forgotten, but then remembered: I've felt this way before. A time that seemed so long ago. No nattering ins... Read more

Functional Workouts: Love 'em!

Saturday, April 27, 2013      13 comments

My idea of a "functional workout" is one where I'm accomplishing something beyond working my body. You know, stuff like shoveling snow, mowing the lawn, moving a couple tons of 40# wood pellet bags, etc. One addition to the list in the past has ... Read more

Hunger & Self Awareness

Thursday, April 18, 2013      13 comments

Too long no blog! In responding to someone else's blog I had some thoughts on hunger: Hunger is such a tricky thing...I can set myself up with BUSHELS of veggies for snacking and later still find myself "hungry" for calorie-dense foods of s... Read more

Whomped & Stomped!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013      9 comments

...but it's a good-feeling fatigue! It was back to the fitness center today for my full cardio / ST routine. After being away for 3 weeks I knew I would have to scale back and I did...12 instead of 15 reps for each set and during my 30 mins... Read more

1st 5K of the Season

Monday, March 11, 2013      13 comments

Well, at least sorta... :-) I worked late tonight so I wouldn't have to take off time for my quickie update appt w my PCP tomorrow morning. But this was the last of our "spring preview" days of mild temps and I wasn't going to be denied one... Read more

Common Ground

Friday, March 08, 2013      16 comments

Update time! Saw the cardiologist nurse practitioner earlier this week. And the news? Frustratingly less than conclusive. But in many ways it is pretty positive...even if it DID send me into a bit of a funk this week, struggling to see the ... Read more

Not Out Of The Woods...

Monday, February 18, 2013      16 comments

Well, I have certainly fared better than I feared and am back home, but there are some "kickers" I didn't know when I wrote my last blog which have been hard to deal with: Having to give myself belly injections of (forget what it's called) ... Read more

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