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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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Wild Things!

When I’m out bicycling, most of the animals I see are either a) fenced dogs, b) roadkill, c) fast-moving birds or squirrels just trying to get out of my way, or d) un-fenced dogs, which may or may not endanger … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Workout Benefit Somebody Besides Yourself

I was bicycling along one Saturday morning in the unseasonably warm sunshine, when it dawned on me: I have never told you all about Charity Miles. What was I thinking?? Longtime cycling buddy René Guerra put me onto it last … Continue reading

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Audible Confusion

Some weeks ago, Brent went into the garage to clean and lubricate his bike chain. Perfect weather, plenty of daylight… but something conspired to hinder him. The local wildlife. I should explain. He had wiped the excess lube from the … Continue reading

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This is “Ride” Up My Alley (sort of): National Bike Month

Hey, I didn’t mean to write about fitness two weeks in a row, but just learned that May is National Bike Month. I feel responsible for passing this news on to you, since I’m obviously a primo cyclist who never … Continue reading

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