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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 [...]

A daily commuter goes all the way…

This is a great article about one man who went all the way… Below is a snippet: Many who bicycle recreationally dream of going the distance. Few do it, largely because of the time commitment. You need close to three months – more if you want to smell the roses. That’s why cross-country cyclists usually fall [...]

Why I’m a Bicycle Commuter (Part 2)

(See Part One Here)   It’s the dead of winter in the dirty south, mid-December 2004, and I had a brand new bicycle. After losing 50 pounds, this was my reward and Christmas present rolled into one. I took my bike home, unloaded it from my truck, pointed it down my driveway and straight across [...]