Tag Archives: bicycling

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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Full day

Saturday was a full one for us, make no mistake about it. First up was the Missouri Christian County Master Gardener Plant Sale. The sale was twice as big as last year and had outdoor garden decor in addition to … 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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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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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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Rest and then back to it

I only did the commute fifteen times the first two months of this good year.  I think I needed a small mental break from riding and besides that, the weather was sometimes uncooperative.  These robins certainly thought so. A couple … 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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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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Early Spring

Riding in Winter has its own joys.  Leg warmers.  Extra gloves. Warm head gear and underclothes.  You have to dress well to ride in the cold.  I seem to like it. Every winter, I tell myself to make sure to … Continue reading

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One day after the next

I finally removed the lights from the front yard and from off of the bike.  My morning commute is now truly dark.  I paraphrase a comment from a character in The Chronicles of Narnia, “Always Winter, and never Christmas.” January can be difficult. … Continue reading

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