Tag Archives: bicycling

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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