Category Archives: cycling

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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Helping a Student

Today’s Perfect Moment is about finding common ground with my new students.  I think, sometimes, my teaching is more effective when I share a common interest with a student, or at least have some knowledge I can impart on them. … Continue reading

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Spotted: A Bike Locker

With the weather getting better, my thoughts naturally turn to my bicycle and the joy of riding. Coincidently, I managed to rediscover the bike lockers (not locks, not stand, lockers) at my nearest subway station.  They certainly seem more secure … Continue reading

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Paris-Nice Evokes Wanderlust

I happened to catch the end of today’s stage of Paris-Nice. I enjoyed it thoroughly.  While it is not an opinion that I have, I have heard that people find bike races quite boring.  Certainly it is more fun to … Continue reading

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