Tag Archives: Colorado Springs

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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Another reason

Jan and I love going to Colorado Springs to visit Sam and Fam. We are staying happy!

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Clear skies

We were able to take another trip to Colorado Springs a few weeks ago to see Sam and Fam.  While there Sam and Katie took a short vacation and Jan and I stayed with the children.  Now that was fun. … 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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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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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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What a view

Last week we took a trip out to Colorado to help celebrate our granddaughter’s fifth birthday and did we have a time of it.  Much better than last time. Jan had a flight out of Kansas City to Denver to … Continue reading

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A Change Of View

Our son attended a social media conference here in Springfield last week.  He brought the whole family from Colorado and we had a good visit.  Being with them is great and the grandchildren are growing up and a delight.  They … Continue reading

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God’s Hand

We just returned from a few days in Colorado Springs, visiting our son and his family [read: Grandchildren].  Jan, our daughter Sarah and I went out to deliver birthday presents for  daughter-in-law Katie, grandson Max, and Sam. Sam’s was on … Continue reading

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Riding on dirt

Grit flies off back tires Fishtailing in sand Ruts catching the wheels Granny Gear up a sharp incline More sand Heart rate going up Man, these tires are huge I rode a mountain bike on the terrain it was built … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs

1,679 miles. Two loads of laundry. Four broken finger nails. We are home from Colorado Springs.  Laundry you can understand.  The nails come from the cool, dry, air that the Rockies are known for. We planned this trip to visit … Continue reading

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Seen

I continue in a similar vein from the previous post. Our son went along with some friends to Breckenridge last weekend in Colorado.  He sent this pic of a Surly Pugsley.  Sam reported that the owner said it worked well in snow, … Continue reading

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Oh Most Worthy Goals For 2012

I now enter into the End-Of-Year-Obligation for all those who look back over this past year and how they did on their goals and objectives. I had two goals last year. Ride 3,000 miles Do a century Did the first, … Continue reading

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Seasonal Celebration

Multi-colored lights are a traditional way to celebrate the holidays. Jan and I decided to do something a little different. Our grandchildren have come to visit from Colorado. Whoo-Hoo! Stay happy,

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Rain

This morning’s ride was dark (as usual) and wet.  A front moved in overnight and refilled the barrels before moving on.  As I left the house, the rain was ending, but a check on the radar showed a small, final front coming out … Continue reading

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