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Death Valley!
Sunday, September 29, 2013      16 comments

Strike up the music, Cassandra Wilson with an upbeat ode to life, which is SO FINE on this gorgeous autumn day! The colors are coming so FAST all of a sudden! "A Little Warm Death"... www.youtube.com/watch?v=
hh_r6NwqIvs ... Read more
3 Day Soup / Bike Helmet Mowing: Time Management!
Friday, September 27, 2013      15 comments

It's been quite the shock to the system adjusting to "the real world" since returning from Cape Cod. Having eaten mostly cut up fruits & veggies and store-bought sandwiches on my travels I was yearning for something home-made but had so little t... Read more
SeasCape Journey
Tuesday, September 24, 2013      19 comments

My journey on two wheels last week was one of the greatest challenges and experiences I've had so far. Everything just came together so perfectly. I had never thought seriously about jumping into a self-supported cycling tour, although the idea ... Read more
Why Blog?
Tuesday, September 10, 2013      8 comments

Here are some interesting thoughts I came across about writing which unbeknownst to me until I read them, echo what I think writing, aka blogging, does for me: thoughtcatalog.com/2012/
everyone-should-write/ "Every... Read more
Prep Ride
Sunday, September 08, 2013      12 comments

I loaded up my bike with tent, sleeping bag and dual panniers (all graciously loaned to me from TEAMAGIS, our bike club's president!) for a ride to the Colorscape festival in Norwich yesterday. Met up with a few bike club members in Greene, one ... Read more
Words Will Have To Do
Thursday, September 05, 2013      17 comments

Since returning from my weekend in paradise I have been incredibly busy and just as incredibly dumbfounded as to how to articulate how special and wonderful this weekend ... Read more
Notes From the Lighthouse
Saturday, August 31, 2013      7 comments

Just a quickie update: terrific day of cycling, over 70 miles throughout the Thousand Islands! Ferry over to Wolfe Island and again over to Kingston. Rode to Gananoque and down through Wellesley Island. Walking our bikes over the bridges taking ... Read more
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
... 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

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