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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 RidewithGPS.com) 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 rossparkzoo.com/ 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 start...my 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
I Make a Poor Wily Coyote!
Monday, June 06, 2011      26 comments

I set out yesterday on my bike to enjoy some of the Big Splash Music Festival: www.pressconnects.com/ar
h-blends-music-message It was a picture-perfect day f... Read more
Got My Granny Back!
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      18 comments

After a weekend of woefully late spring cleaning (sans cycling...!) and a week full of RAIN last week it was WONDERFUL to get out on my bike for my commute today! A cool, foggy upper 60's ride this morning with plans of getting to my local bike ... Read more
Friday, May 27, 2011      10 comments

Just learned that one of my favorite recording artists died today. Only loosely related to health and wellness, I know, but still have to take five to make mention of Gil Scott-Heron...what a contribution he has made throughout his troubled life... Read more
O Granny Where Art Thou?
Saturday, May 21, 2011      19 comments

Today made this whole week of rainy weather MORE than worthwhile! Weds. I joined with 21 others on our Ride of Silence, and what a SOAKER it was...! Thankfully only 8 miles. Other than that? NO cycling until TODAY! Rain was still sort of in... Read more
Yet One More Perk From My 1st 5K...!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      25 comments

This really felt good: Yesterday while showering & dressing after my workout at RiverWalk Athletic Center I hung my sweat-soaked t-shirt from the Binghamton Bridge Run on my locker door. A well-built, college-aged fellow pleasantly said: ... Read more
This Is IT! National Bike Week!
Monday, May 16, 2011      12 comments

All right folks, get on your bikes, get set, and GO! :-) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bi
ke-to-Work_Day What's so great about a bicycle ANYHOW...? National Bike to Work Week: Top Three Reasons to Ride: www... Read more
1st 5K: Runnin' Down a Dream!
Sunday, May 15, 2011      13 comments

Binghamton Bridge Run www.imathlete.com/events
/GreaterBinghamtonBridgeRun I have to admit I had my doubts how this run was going to go with all the forecasts of thunderstorms and the steadiness of the rain that kic... Read more
The Sun Came Out To Play!
Friday, May 13, 2011      3 comments

...and plopped a ball in the sand right in front of me begging to have me join in the fun just like the dog sitting atop VALERIEMAHA's posting of Hafiz's fierce, yet delightful reminder "to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage... Read more

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