Category Archives: bicycle commute

Whizzer

“Hey, Ron!  Guess what I rode to work today!” Being a male, I had no clue what Sid rode.  So I went over to his area during lunch to see. Naturally, Sid was gone.  But I found this. This may … Continue reading

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View from the saddle – May 22, 2013

On the commute after work I see a rider sitting on the grass next to his bike.  I pull over to see if he is ok. “I’m just taking a break.  I’ve ridden from Nixa [about 13 miles].” Meet Evan.  I hope … Continue reading

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Saturday morning with friends

A few of us joined together this Saturday to ride and raise some funds for a lady we know who has been battling cancer.  Lidia has recently been declared cancer free by her doctor, but is facing some substantial bills. … Continue reading

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Progression, Part One

Recent weather forecasts indicate the possibility of snow on April 1 [will  just get rain]. This might occur, but I happen to know that Spring has arrived since I dug up about twenty dandelions out of our back yard on Saturday! … Continue reading

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View from the saddle – March 27, 2013

Fellow rider Tracy Wilkins recently wrote how the winter cycling season can be filled with the same events.  The daily commute can be a bit of a bore without any way to really change things up. However, we did have a … Continue reading

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Rest and then back to it

I only did the commute fifteen times the first two months of this good year.  I think I needed a small mental break from riding and besides that, the weather was sometimes uncooperative.  These robins certainly thought so. A couple … Continue reading

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Hiatus

I have good friends here in Springfield who don’t let the current conditions keep them from the daily commute.  Tracy, Jim, and Paul are all better men than I. I took to the truck and turned on the defroster to … Continue reading

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Te Deum

This radar view is most welcome after missing the ice storm.  The same storm had given Colorado Springs, our son and his family’s home, seven to eight inches of snow. I had prepared the generator for possible service. But God … Continue reading

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Praying for mercy

A few days ago, the local weather forecasters started talking about ice hitting our area Wednesday night into Thursday morning. I will take eight inches of snow over ½” of ice. Stay happy,

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Things to do and see

The daily commute is not all that exciting, but I find myself more aware of my surroundings than when in the truck. I see an earlier dawn. A Cyclist heading the wrong way. Just south of this bridge a nice ‘crop’ … Continue reading

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DIY

I’m not much of a do-it-yourself fellow when it comes to our bikes.  My LBS built a back wheel for the Steed last week, for which I am grateful.  But some things can be tackled with a large hope of … Continue reading

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A Week

Lately (as in the past five or six years), Jan and I have gone down to Florida every so often to see her cousin Bob and his wife Paula or my folks.  Our last trip was in September.  Sometimes our … Continue reading

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Here we go again

Half way home when I heard it go. Time to get the wheel rebuilt or get rid of more weight. Stay happy,

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One day after the next

I finally removed the lights from the front yard and from off of the bike.  My morning commute is now truly dark.  I paraphrase a comment from a character in The Chronicles of Narnia, “Always Winter, and never Christmas.” January can be difficult. … Continue reading

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Thoughts

I try not to think too hard, especially while riding.  Yet cycling gives me good time to reflect. –Why don’t those people pick the pears from off of their tree?  Would they let me? –That runner is going at a … Continue reading

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