Tag Archives: bicycles

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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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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From the Mailbox

It hadn’t been a particularly amazing day. My commute to and from work was spoiled by some smelly passengers and loud cell phone users.  At work, the question as to why I have an instagram account, but no pictures arose, … Continue reading

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Our Last Day On The Bikes

We left the calm island paradise after fueling up on a breakfast which included my favorite Vietnamese coffee and baguette. We headed down river (upriver?) to a floating market.  We also had the chance to see some small factories/home businesses.  … Continue reading

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Day One…A 60 km Start

The first day of cycling started with an early breakfast  buffet that had traditional western items, Thai food, German food, and a bunch of other stuff whose country of orign I cannot discern. We battled earl morning rush hour traffic … Continue reading

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Late Autumn Vacation

My trip to Vietnam was eye opening for me.  I had always shunned the idea of going on a group tour with a bunch of strangers.  This could have stemmed from the difficult experience I had on a bus trip … Continue reading

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Getting Physical

Yesterday’s Perfect Moment was a conversation I had with a friend and colleague. Since many of these discussions focus on teaching ESL, or exasperation with students, or work issues, they rarely qualify as Perfect Moments; usually never. In this case, … Continue reading

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Life’s Classroom

As the cycling season gets going, there are always things that need fixing, updating, replacing. This is probably true of every sport, activity, or pastime. So far this year, I have changed my bib shorts, the batteries in my cycling … 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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