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Northward Ho!
Thursday, August 29, 2013      15 comments

Short & sweet...too busy packing for many words...just psyched over all the new territory I'll be covering with 14-15 others from our bike club as we head up to the 1,000 Islands territory of Northern Upstate New York and Ontario Canada. I'... Read more
Why I Love To Ride Long Distances...
Monday, August 26, 2013      11 comments

Just came across this wonderful piece from NPR / The Oatmeal: 'Why This Compulsion To Run Long Distances?' A Runner's Beautiful Confession www.npr.org/blogs/krulwi
ch/2013/08/20/213869143/wh
y-this-compulsion-to-run-l
... Read more
Canta Quartet!
Sunday, August 25, 2013      6 comments

I am still filled to overflowing with all that this weekend had to offer...! I SO wish I could bottle it for those times of need. Between yesterday (47 miles) and today (59.5 miles) I just could not stop those wheels from rolling and rollin... Read more
Church of the Holy Spokes
Sunday, August 18, 2013      20 comments

Okay, I'm going to edit the title of this blog as I had this inspiration (while cycling of course) but I DO want to preface the title change by saying this is with absolutely ALL respect for ALL faiths and denominations...I just felt that this s... Read more
Dawn Is A Feeling...
Thursday, August 15, 2013      11 comments

I am SO loving my cycling commutes...especially in the morning! Chilly today, high 40s...still fighting to keep my shorts as I hate cycling with pants, but have switched to long-sleeved t-shirts. It isn't long before my Kattelville Hill has warm... Read more
County Loop and Big Rides Planned!
Sunday, August 11, 2013      9 comments

Perfect weather for riding today and thoroughly enjoyed looping through Broome County in the Southern Tier of upstate New York today. The only thing that could have improved the 50 mile ride would have been some company. Whether tunneling ... Read more
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 www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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: www.wbng.com/news/local/
Riding-for-Dottie-Rice-wit
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

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