Category Archives: cycling gear

Beaches to Bars

HaveOur next day, and last full day in Puerto Viejo, was a relaxing beach day. Apparently, there was enough money in the budget to rent bikes for everyone and head to Manzanillo beach. It wasn’t a great distance away, but … Continue reading

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Cycling Around the Arenal Volcano

This morning we rode around the Arenal volcano.  I was happy to have the chance to cycle.  The bikes were well used, but they functioned well enough.  Some parts were off road, so we had to ride lower tire pressures. … Continue reading

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Getting Around To It

I’ll get around to it are words that sometimes plague my life. I mean to get around to something, but then….don’t.  This happened with a restaurant not too far from my place that went out of business before I could … Continue reading

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Leftover Perfection

Snow has started to fall again and though I never expect November snow to stick around, it seems as though it might. Before I regale you with pictures of winter and snow, because rest assured I can, I wanted to … Continue reading

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Believing the Hype

No, I am not shilling for Cliff Bars.  They are not paying me.  They are not delivering them to my house by the caseload.  I wish they were, but they’re not.  The picture is there because it’s part of a … Continue reading

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The Difference a Week Makes

In stark contrast to last week’s chilly ride, by the time I got to the meeting place at 8:20, I and the rest of the Eagles were sweating. None of the potential C riders I knew were there, so I … Continue reading

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11 Degrees….11!

I have a small computer mounted on my bike. It is by no means the fancy Garmin or Wahoo system I lust after but can’t ever seem to find room in the budget for.  However, it does the job and … Continue reading

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A Good Ride Despite the Flat

Distance 73.42 km Elevation Gain 674 m Time 3h 50m**   (including pep talks and tube changes)   Finally, today I felt strong on the bike. I had been having trouble not having energy when out for rides.  I was … Continue reading

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In Need of a Bike Fit?

It’s the long weekend. That in itself would be enough to certify it as Today’s (and this weekend’s) Perfect Moment, but something tells me that’s what I will pick on Monday ……after waking up at a leisurely hour. I guess … Continue reading

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A Good Ride

  Thanks to rain and incredible heat–and the need to recover the ego from a particularly bad ride–I had gotten out on the bike for two weeks. Today, thanks to a break in the heat and perhaps to mark the … Continue reading

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