Category Archives: exercise

A Better Bike Ride

This week’s club ride featured a meandering ride through the Holland Marsh. I would characterize it as a bit of an unclear ride through farmland and some rural industrial areas.  In that way, it reminded me of some aspects of … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

After weeks of procrastination, valid and less than valid excuses, and an east coast trip, I finally made it out with the cycling club. Like all first rides of the season, it wasn’t worth writing home about.  It is worth … Continue reading

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What Time Away from the Bike Teaches You

Some of you might have noticed that I took a week off of blogging. I didn’t really take a week off, but rather was working hard enough that blogging lost its priority status in my life.  Additionally, for totally different … Continue reading

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Helping Me Make a Choice

Today I need your help. I have several minutes which I have deemed worthy of being Today’s Perfect Moment, but can’t decide which.  Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem, but a poor last class–foreign students whining or whinging (I’m not … Continue reading

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Spied Through the Bus Window

Today’s Perfect Moment is the result of looking up from my book at the right moment. Sadly, I did not have my camera phone ready. I was minding my own business, reading The Girl on the Train, when I noticed … Continue reading

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A Slow Ride

The weather promised to be good and more importantly, I promised to be good. That meant that I would get a much earlier start to the cycling year than I did last year.  So, to that end, I awoke rather … Continue reading

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A park to call my own…

  My on foot journey to the library was uneventful.  It was cold enough to make me feel it, but not cold enough to make me wish I had driven.  The library itself was fine.  I didn’t meet any book … Continue reading

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When a Big Group Shows Up to Ride

This weekend’s ride featured something a bit different for me. Instead of the five or six riders in the “slow” group, there were eleven of us. It was great for the club to see such a big turnout on the … Continue reading

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Suddenly, It Has Become So Very Real

Earlier this year, probably in the middle of March, I signed up to ride 125 km.   There were longer alternatives (165 and 140 to be exact) and there were shorter alternatives. How I settled on 125 is not overly clear … 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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