Month: August 2007

Riding With Spouse

My wife and I often ride alone together — just the two of us. Its different than a group because WE decide everything about pace and terrain. Well, that’s not exactly true, she decides about 97% of everything. But, that’s okay. Susan rides slower than I do, but not...

In The Beginning

In the beginning…circa 1997. The Trek Hybrid Bike Back in the early 1990’s, my wife and I were riding 25 year old Schwinn English Racers. A “ride” covered about 2-3 miles and many stops at tag sales along the way. A big “ride” was the 4 mile round trip...

The Bicycle Tragedy

In May of this year, a biking buddy of mine was riding his new Orbea carbon fiber bike to a rest room, on a flat road. The frame collapsed and he fell in such a way that he was paralyzed and on various support apparatus. He died this month....

You ride what you eat.

Okay, this is making me nuts . Eating and riding. EVERYONE — when you ride you are burning fuel (energy, carbs, calories, sugar, protein, etc.) When the fuel runs low, you need to refuel, stop riding or stall. Simple truths are not, it seems, obvious to all: You do...

The Worst Thing About Group Rides

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