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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 […]

Why I’m a Bicycle Commuter

October 2004, it was a Monday morning. Although I was obediently tucked into my cubicle and appeared to be working, it was just my body going through the motions. My mind was many miles away. I was shopping for my first bike in 15 years. I had gone to a local bike shop on Saturday and chatted with a […]