Category Archives: bicycle commute

Morning ride

I got out this morning and decided to replicate a ride I did a little over seven years ago.  I got on the Steed and headed south and east out to Temple Israel. The Temple has some fine raised beds … Continue reading

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Here and there, this and that

Just a few photos of recent events. In my last post I mentioned I had one more bike lock/cable to get open.  I found the one pictured below on the streets of Springfield, locked.  It is reprogrammable with any one … Continue reading

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Road Swag

This was the third bikelock/cable combination I have found this year.  Two of them have been solved.  One more to go. Stay Happy,

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Later

Moved into a new home.  That is what we found [and expected] when we visited Sam and Fam in Colorado Springs a while back. It was interesting for me to note that the 6500′ elevation line went right through their … Continue reading

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Sunrise and Coffee

We have a group here in Springfield that meets every other week on a Wednesday morning to watch the sunrise and drink coffee.  Afterwards, we head off to our respective jobs.  It was decided to meet each day this week as the … Continue reading

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Taxes at work

Yesterday and this morning I noticed two examples of Government At Work. Now, I am not a big fan of government.  James Madison observed, “The necessity of any Government is a misfortune. This necessity however exists; and the problem to … Continue reading

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Thinking …

I have been reading through my old blog posts over the past few days and realized how much fun I had and how much I enjoyed interacting with my blog buds. I might have to pick up the pen again and … Continue reading

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Facing Forward

I give a belated New Year’s greeting to my good readers. Before turning to 2014 I take a short look back on 2013. ******* With my dear Jan’s help and encouragement I was able to do a respectable 2700+ miles … Continue reading

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Back to First Grade

We have had what can be mildly termed Bad Weather for the past dozen days or so. Friends and others who live in Colorado or Canada scoff at such comments and I understand that. I don’t have a fat tire … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013

Sam and Fam came to the Ozarks for the recent holiday.  We did many things and had a good time.  A few pictures will suffice. Jan and the children planted miniature hollyhocks in the back yard. I was able to … Continue reading

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Rain, lots o’ rain

Lots o’ rain here. Do I ride in rain? Yes. Do I like to start out in rain? No. Jan told me today that she thought she had seen everything. Hardly. The report is that she saw some old boy … Continue reading

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Change of season 2

My first blog post from November 2010 was titled Change of season. I had been reading some cycling blogs [specifically SpringfieldCyclist] and thought to myself, “I could write something like that.”  I asked my son how to go about it … Continue reading

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View from the saddle – Aug. 28, 2013

I wend my way home yesterday and a cyclist calls out to me as I pass the Hammond’s Tower. Mike!! Of course there is no good picture of Mike from the side or front.  He is a horse and leaves … Continue reading

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More of the same

“Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it!” — possibly a quote from Mark Twain. While my blog buds Tracy and Gerry enjoy the Rockies and make final preps for Haute Route, we in the U.S. midwest have rain … Continue reading

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View from the saddle – July 11, 2013

I dropped the truck off at the shop this a.m.  That resulted in a different route to work at a later time.  I stopped by Brad’s shop to discuss some upcoming work related jobs.  I also found out that he lives … Continue reading

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