Category Archives: Commuting

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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Finally a sunrise

This has been Bike To Work Week here in Springfield.  Some of us have tried to meet each morning to view the sunrise and afterward visit a local coffeehouse before heading on to work.  My workday begins at 0700 and … 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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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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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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The Fourth

Independence Day was a good day to ride.  We headed out toward Strafford, always checking the road ahead for trouble. Traffic was light;  a perfect day for getting out on two wheels. In recognition of a blog buddy from southern … Continue reading

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View from the saddle – June 20, 2013

Not really a view from my saddle, more like from my desk at work. A friend came by to show me his arm. I agreed not to use his name.  He had been riding the sidewalks in his neighborhood and … Continue reading

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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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