Riding Through 3 Countries In The Alps – Awesome

Riding Through 3 Countries, In The Valleys Of The Alps Several years ago, some friends of ours convinced Susan and me* to take an overseas bicycle trip.  I say convinced, because, from our point of view, there are more great places to ride in the United States, like the...

Absolute, Ironclad, Flexible? Rules For Cycling During Covid19 Pandemic.

When riding during with Covid19, there are important things to remember, or not. These are ironclad rules, with unlimited exceptions.  They are absolute, with a high degree of flexibility.  Huh? You Are Leaving Brooklyn, Pay Attention SHOULD YOU  RIDE ALONE DURING THE PANDEMIC?  DO YOU NEED A MASK? You...

Group Riding Requires Your Undivided Attention Part 1 of ?

No Safe Riding Habits = Know Pain Know Safe Riding Habits = No Pain You are DRIVING your bicycle, not riding it.  Your undivided attention is required. Call Outs Are Good Riding Technique The riders in front of you and the riders behind you don’t necessarily see what you...

Riding, Or Not, During This Very Strange Time With Covid19

Riding, Or Not,  During This Very Strange Time With Covid19 Groups of one No Pace lines You can go at whatever pace you want No mask, when you ride alone*, as it is two hard to breath Shorter rides, especially for the women as most rest rooms are closed...

The 11 mile paceline

 No, No, the paceline itself was not 11 miles long.  At 10′ per bicycle, thats 6,292 cyclists! Rather, this was the first time I rode with about seven other riders…north on route 47 in Hadley, Ma, for 11 miles, no stops, lights or rests. It was simultaneously exciting (first...

Mishigas 2 (The Crazy Things We Do)

My mother-in-law had a pet phrase to deal with people’s behavior that was strange to her:  “Everyone has their own mishigas (craziness).” Cyclists are no exception.  Among the interesting things: A cycling buddy who tends to round up a any ride that does not end with a 5 or...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good: Feeling great, weather great, riding the route you want. The Bad: Scattered thundershowers enter into the picture. The Ugly: You and your bicycle with all the mud splatter. The Good: Beating “you know who” up the hills three times in a row. The Bad: Feeling pretty beat...