Category Archives: cycling gear

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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Free Stuff Is Good

I didn’t go for a ride today. I planned to–I made my supplement full water bottles and everything–but the weather was bad.  I have been battling a cold for quite some time and this didn’t seem like the thing to … Continue reading

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Today’s Ride and a Question

Today’s ride was a little shorter than average, but made much more difficult by a strong headwind and some especially long hills.  The good news is that I felt strong climbing some of the hills and loved hitting 60kph on … Continue reading

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Getting out of Bed

It might be a bit too early to make the call, but as it stands at this moment, this morning’s ride is a definite contender for Today’s Perfect Moment. Neither rain, nor exhaustion, nor illness, nor typical laziness prevented me … Continue reading

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Riding with Eagles

Yesterday was supposed to be my first ride. I blabbed to everyone at work that I was going out on Saturday.  Unfortunately a harder than normal work schedule and a windstorm that knocked out the power conspired against me and … Continue reading

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A Cyclist’s Smile

I got off the bus and realized that the world had turned green.  Perhaps I should have noticed it from the bus window, but between the book, the sleeping, and the interesting commuters (drunk and fighting, drunk and mumbling, loud … Continue reading

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Spring…..?

Things that signal spring is either here or on the way: I saw people with big heavy coats on and people wearing shorts all in the span of 100 metres. My cycling club membership arrived in the mail. Grocery stores … Continue reading

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Confidence Building

I am not a total butterfingers, but I have very little belief in my ability to do certain things. This doesn’t stop me from doing them, but it does make me pause before starting them and it usually means things … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans….

So after writing about my plans and optimism, and doing some grocery shopping, I realized that the day was too good to waste and I decided to go out for a bike ride.   I didn’t want to get all … Continue reading

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Optimism

  I don’t know whether it is the spring like weather we are finally having, or the encouragement of one of my students., but I am filled with optimism for the cycling season. For the past three years, I have … Continue reading

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