Monthly Archives: July 2015

Thoughts on Cycling

This photo is from a couple of weeks ago–the ride in which I learned what bonking really means.  Since then, I have been more conscious of better hydration and nutrition–though, walking into any store to hear about that is sometimes … Continue reading

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In Praise of Tire Levers

While I cannot rightly call them titanic, I remember the childhood struggles with flat tires. Little did I know that a couple of simple pieces of plastic could make all the difference. Little did I know that two little pieces … Continue reading

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The State of My Cycling–Adversity Builds Character…At least I Hope So.

I can’t lie to you all. It has been a couple of tough outings on the bike. Long time readers (I assume there are a couple of them) will know that I joined a cycling club to get out there … Continue reading

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Omens Too Big to Ignore

Before we go to far, I should admit that I am getting to the fortune cookies a bit late.  Technically, I bought a dinner for four, but far fewer people were involved in the consumption.  In fact, the remnants of … Continue reading

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Paying Closer Attention to the Tour De France

It is Tour de France time and since I have become a more avid cyclist this year, I seem to be paying much more attention than in years past.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt that coverage seems to be so … Continue reading

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Learning Opportunities Abound

The world is full of wonderful and odd ways to learn things.  I guess that was the basis for the novel Q&A (also known as Slumdog Millionaire).  As a teacher, I have tried to impress upon my students that there … Continue reading

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