Category Archives: Cycling

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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Columbia Trails

Our daughter has moved to Columbia, Mo., and we went there last weekend to visit her and her man, Patrick, who owns Renew Missouri.  This company advocates for more clean energy in our state. Saturday afternoon Jan attended a yoga … Continue reading

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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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A few things

I know a lot of us have had nails or some type of spike through our tires.  I even save mine as some sort of trophy, “Look at what I survived!”  But this last week I had a close call … Continue reading

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Holiday Ride

Jan and I finished our morning chores and headed out for lunch and a ride ’bout town. Prior to checking on a friend’s home I became thankful I was wearing cycling gloves as I fell over at an intersection.  I … 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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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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The day off

The present job requires a Monday through Friday, 0700-1530 schedule.  Weekends are off although I have on occasion had need to go in on a Saturday. Not today. I helped Jan with a Garden Plant Sale and afterward we were treated … 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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Here and there

Life is good in Ozarkland. Jan has wanted another raised bed and we started it on Saturday. With the serious threat of snow/ice now past, the commute occurs more often.  On the way home one day last week, I saw … 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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A good Saturday

I got up early Saturday morning and rode a bit in the neighborhood.  Following that, Jan and I went to the Farmer’s Market for apples and then went looking for Christmas presents for the grandson. Every fall for the past … Continue reading

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