Tag Archives: bike

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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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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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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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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Snowbirds

Dang. Overnight lows in the low 20s last week, again. And after raining all day, turning to sleet turning to snow? Cancel my reservation for that class at the gym. Unfortunately, sitting around on my chilly rear with mug after … 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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Not Your Ordinary Bike Ride

I made a new friend last week. I’d like for you to meet him, too. This (the young’un) is Josef Kainrad, a member of our son Greg’s church homegroup. The two of them came to our house for a visit … Continue reading

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