Category Archives: Commuting

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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Work and Play

I have had this looking at me for a few days.  The pic quality is not good, but that is a fence post in a bigger than average concrete ball. I seemed to hear it taunting me, “You got me … 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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Other Cyclists

We made a run out to Rogersville Sunday afternoon.  We expected the roads to be filled with like minded individuals, but only met up with a handful of other cyclists. The conditions were perfect.  Nothing more could have been asked.  We … Continue reading

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View from the saddle – April 19, 2013

Out on the streets I often see cars with bike racks, some with bikes, some not.  So it was not unusual when a bike toting car passed me on Catalpa on the way home.  I caught up with it when I reached … Continue reading

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April

Last week Jan and I went to Colorado Springs to visit Sam, Katie, and the grandchildren. I was not too sure of the weather across Kansas, but we did not run into anything terrible. The temps hovered around 34° or … 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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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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