Category Archives: Thoughts on Two Wheels

Bicycling-related posts

Olympic, um, “Athletes”

You walk away from the house and the cantankerous appliances for, like, 30 hours, and what happens? Portable electronics take up the rebellion, of course. August 4 was our first time to participate in the “Blazin’ Saddle” bike rally in … Continue reading

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Headin’ for the Hills… Again

Saturday dawned warm and partly cloudy. Perfect for a bike ride. That’s a good thing, because the Cedar Hill Rotary Club held its annual “Head for the Hills” bicycle rally on Saturday. Greg, our younger son, came for a visit … Continue reading

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Yep, I’m a Fair-Weather Cyclist

We know a few cyclists who are “randonneurs.” According to Paul Rozelle in his 2012 Bicycle Times feature, “Randonneuring is long-distance, unsupported, noncompetitive cycling within prescribed time limits.” What Rozelle omits from the definition are concepts like regardless of weather … Continue reading

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Nutrition Absolutes (an oxymoron)

Ever notice how consistent and unanimous nutrition advice is? Over years of bicycling and eating, we’ve heard it all. Here, then, are the recommendations we’ve gathered… Eat carbohydrates. Lots of carbs. That’s what endurance athletes need. Your body recycles protein, … Continue reading

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How to Score “King of the Mountain” Status Without Riding a Bicycle

Chronically knotted muscles are no fun. I would know, because for the last 18 years or so, my left shoulder has been bunched up so it looks like the Incredible Hulk’s, compared to my right shoulder, which more closely resembles … Continue reading

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Considering Bluebonnets

Sometimes I wonder whether my writing benefits anyone. My audience is loyal and fun, but small. Should I be doing something different, something to be seen by lots more people? Well, while out bicycling several weeks back, I learned a … Continue reading

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Birthday FAIL: or, Why My Husband’s Bicycle Has a Preposterous Name

He already has so many bicycles I can’t keep track of them. What’s one more? That’s what I thought last summer, when Brent showed me an ad for a custom, retro-style Bianchi road bike. His newest bike is also a … Continue reading

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