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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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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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View from the saddle – Aug. 28, 2013

I wend my way home yesterday and a cyclist calls out to me as I pass the Hammond’s Tower. Mike!! Of course there is no good picture of Mike from the side or front.  He is a horse and leaves … 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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Views from the saddle – Aug. 15, 2013

We start off at the top.  We went down to the Table Rock Lake area and in the afternoon spent the time with our good friend Veneda.  I have written of previous visits here and here. After lunch our gracious … 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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More of the same

“Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it!” — possibly a quote from Mark Twain. While my blog buds Tracy and Gerry enjoy the Rockies and make final preps for Haute Route, we in the U.S. midwest have rain … 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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Springfield Crits

Last Sunday, Jan and I decided to go watch the Springfield Crits.  These are an annual event held in a blocked off business section in south Springfield.  As it happened we saw a family I know.  Tim’s son, John, raced … 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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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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