Tag Archives: bicycling

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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Easy Does It!

When winter weather keeps us from bicycling outdoors, we often use “spin-class” DVDs produced by cycling coach Graeme Street. One such session was all about accelerating. A particularly useful piece of advice from that class has stayed with me: Resist … Continue reading

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Spinning My Wheels

I grew up loving bicycles. From my first hand-me-down with solid rubber tires (ouch!) to road riding, I learned to deal with progressively greater challenges, like balancing. And traffic. And “toe clips” (later cleats) to keep my feet on the … 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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Romancing the Paluxy Pedal

Ever since my first road-bike ride with Brent back in the ’70s, I’ve been hooked on cycling. I admit, it’s been an “on-again, off-again” relationship. Umm… with the bike, not with Brent. Many times the weather wasn’t friendly enough. Or … Continue reading

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Dial-A-Detour

It was just going to be a quick workout, less than an hour. I grabbed a water bottle and my bike, and set off down the familiar little back roads. The turnaround point was about 5 1/2 miles from home, … Continue reading

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The More You Do. . .

In the last few days, after weeks of mild North Texas spring-like weather, we found ourselves back in a cold-front funk. Howling winds, overnight freezes, the works. Or as Brent put it, “I’m ready for Christmas to be over.” So … Continue reading

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