Category Archives: road cycling

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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One bottle

I found myself with some time on my hands Saturday morning.  Jan had gone to a gardening seminar and my primary chores were all done, so I set out for Strafford.  I only took one bottle of water and knew … Continue reading

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An Old Standby

I know when Jan and I get on the road, it takes us a while to get warmed up. Eight or nine miles pass be before we start to feel we made the right choice of activity. She said that … Continue reading

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Riding the Frisco Highline

After three weeks of summer cold [me], Jan and I were finally able to get out on Saturday and put some miles behind us. We picked the Frisco Highline Trail which goes northwest out of Springfield and then up north … 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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9″

That is how much rain some places in southwest Missouri got today. And we got out and somehow avoided it. We left from Elwood for Ash Grove.  That in itself was a good choice as the coming showers could be … Continue reading

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BCFO and Frisco

Saturday morning we participated in the Cycle for Life, put on by the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. The starting point was James River Assembly of God church, with three options of 10, 25, and 50 miles. We did not … Continue reading

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New neighbors

“Hey you!” That is what the big fellow yelled at Jan.  We had by-passed his gas station to go to the one across the road. But then I saw a few of his buds were walking towards him.  So, maybe … 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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First out

A new season brings First Occurrences. On a bicycle this can include: First ride without leg or arm warmers or jacket. First realization the green really can be a normal color in nature. Decide that the hike/bike trail is too … Continue reading

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A Saturday

The clouds and wind of our Saturday morning turned into sun and wind. Jan wanted to visit a local gardening center for some possible purchases.  She was glad to find some tomatoes, peppers, grasses and flowers. Come to think of … Continue reading

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A summing up

As I reflect over the past year, its goals, achievement and failures, I realize that this is a First World Problem similar to distress over smashed Pringles in the bottom of the tube. Well, let me get on with it … Continue reading

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A Day Outside

Winter faces a persistent Fall in our neck of the woods.  So, when a few weeks ago Jan asked what I would like to do for my 60th birthday on the 22nd, I thought of a 60 mile ride.  We … Continue reading

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