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Making Lemonade / Maintenance Ponderings
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      15 comments

Been slogging through another "blah" period lately...lotta little things just getting in the way, nothing major... No biking for several days due unpredictably drippy dreary days on the weekend and cold mornings during the week (30's are ju... Read more
Additional Benefits: Eco $$$
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      15 comments

I figure at 50 cents a mile each time I bike to / from work I save myself around $9 on gas and wear / tear on my car...not to mention burning less gas! :-) Couldn't bike today as I worked late...overslept this morning and got a haircut (my ... Read more
18 Miles...
Sunday, April 11, 2010      17 comments

Another 18 miles in this afternoon...I'm hoping to crank up the miles soon...everything in noteable biking distance around here always seems to put me @ 18 miles for the round trip. Want to start nailing MORE! I keep tackling nasty hills and LOV... Read more
Nice Ride After Overcoming Glitches
Sunday, April 11, 2010      9 comments

I enjoyed a pleasant 18 mile ride around town heading toward home this afternoon. Had originally intended on a 30 mile ride but a glitch and a trip to the bike shop changed my plans, which I initially did NOT take to very kindly, but made the m... Read more
How To Turn Good Things Into Bad...
Saturday, April 10, 2010      18 comments

Been quiet this week...with me, no news is almost always NOT good news...! I've allowed myself to get off-track through some great activities. I've learned over the years that some events can have BOTH progressive AND regressive qualities: ... Read more
Yet One MORE Sunny Day for Easter!
Sunday, April 04, 2010      8 comments

Got out to one of our local parks, did a nice ride about town...tried a new route which I created as I went along by traveling a long, "no left turn" loop...hate left turns...as I am super cautious around intersections and invariably stop, get o... Read more
Chilly Start, SPARKIN' Finish!
Thursday, April 01, 2010      19 comments

Bundled up against the 36 degree, foggy morning, I managed to bike to work in one piece. I was more cautious than usual in some of the high-traffic, intersection areas and hopped off to walk through those. Riding down the one MAJOR hill I discov... Read more
On Your Mark, Get Set...
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      17 comments

Okay, tomorrow I'm going to start my efforts to bike back and forth to work 2-3 times each week! I've been waiting for the sun to creep up early enough for safe biking along with temps that are warm enough and the stars are finally aligning... Read more
Radio Head
Sunday, March 28, 2010      14 comments

One of the down sides to biking is being unable to use my mp3 player for tunes while I'm on the road. However a "trick" I've been using at times has been to play my tunes in my mind's "ear" as though I AM wearing an mp3 player. Sometimes it can ... Read more
This Little Engine COULD! :-)
Sunday, March 21, 2010      18 comments

Had AWESOME times out on my bike today! Racked up 24 miles which wasn't TOO bad, considering my first rides of the season are always a bit wobbly as I reclaim my bike legs and "posterior"...lol! Made up my mind I was going to tackle one of ... Read more
Beware Your Chair!
Saturday, March 20, 2010      9 comments

Sharing a GREAT blog from the NY Times here...basically enlightened me to the dangers of sitting for long periods of time, which persist EVEN IF YOU WORKOUT! Check this out: Stand Up While You Read This! By OLIVIA JUDSON ... Read more
Join Me On My RiverWalk...!
Friday, March 19, 2010      6 comments

I took time today to take a few snapshots along the way during my noon hour Nordic Walking along our RiverWalk. We are blessed with yet MORE stupendous weather with tomorr... Read more
Very Peculiar Pattern...
Thursday, March 18, 2010      14 comments

I start the day croopy, but fairly quickly clear up and am good to go throughout the day...had another glorious Nordic walk along our downtown Riverwalk today for about an hour. Feel like a million bucks! Get out of work, come home, take ca... Read more
Trying to Keep Moving...!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      15 comments

Over the past several days I've had this insidious creeping ENT crud getting just a bit worse each day, nagging cough, runny nose and off & on ears acting up. I remembered my ENT doc's advice to spritz some white vinegar in the ears to keep them... Read more
First Spin! :-)
Thursday, March 11, 2010      25 comments

Hustled home to get about an hour out & about on my new wheels before it just got too dark to be safe on the road. I was a little wobbly as it was my first ride of the... Read more

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