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Cycling

NYC Century Ride

So, now that I’ve got pictures, I’ll give y’all the whole story on yesterday’s Century ride. My bike is set up as a street bike (one gear, fixed, narrow bullhorn handlebars, hard, flat seat), so I had to make a few purchases to be ready for a long ride. The first thing I bought was […]

New York City Century Ride

I rode today in the New York City Century. I did all one hundred miles on my fixed gear, which got some attention. There were others riding fixed at the start, but I didn’t see any track bikes besides mine at the finish. What kind of training did I do to be able to tackle […]

This Weekend: Five Boro Bike Tour

This Sunday, May 7th, I’ll be riding in the Five Boro Bike Tour, which the website claims to be “the largest recreational cycling event in the US.” This will be my first, and I’m really looking forward to it. The tour starts at Battery Park, on the southern tip of Manhattan (close to the site […]

Home Again

10 days on the road, trail, air, and water, and we’re finally home again. As we rode through the countryside in the desert west, the differences of the local lifestyle and mine were glaring. No trees, no green at all. The houses wind beaten and worn, many didn’t even have air-conditioning. Poverty and riches were […]

Grand Plans

Life gets busy sometimes, and sometimes with a vengeance! NOT complaining though – life is good. Since I’ve been released to ride 8 days ago, I was able to ride twice. Oh well, I’m about to make up for it. See, I rode on Wednesday and Thursday, not Friday. The Saturday was spent at the in-laws, and […]

Almost Heaven – Country Roads

After 7 weeks now, I am finally able to ride – and I did. I put the new SPD’s on the Woodstock that CBB sent me, and went to my favorite bike shop to get some new Shimano Shoes to go along with them. I’ve got some new Mavic wheels, dressed with Continental Country Roads […]