Today I took a quick 22 mile cleansing spin on my bicycle. I lost my job due to corporate downsizing, and this was the first thing I could think of doing. My feelings ran along a range between elation over the newfound freedom and world of fresh new possibilities, to a dreading of impending doom … More A Cleansing Ride Moments After Losing My Job
Ring…darrring…. At that sound I carefully moved my bike to the far right of the bike path, and moments later a 60 something woman who could have been my mom, gracefully passed me on her beautiful retro Schwinn, as if it were the Battlestar Galacticta gliding by an inferior cargo vessel. This was one of … More Being OK with being slow, and my “ah ha” moment continues to teach me.
While belting out the GnR classic, “Paradise City,” I tried out our full Lakewalk extension today. Like a main artery in a healthy circulation system, this path will now take you all the way to the end of the horizon in the picture above, and to the Aerial Lift Bridge at the head of Lake … More Bike Paths Rock! Testdriving the Lakewalk Extension. DITCH YOUR CAR. DO IT!
Today’s ride along Lake Superior was bitter cold at 39 degrees with an ever present northeast headwind. I had hoped to knife through the gales like Lance Armstrong, but wound up epitomizing a mental image of Louie Anderson bumbling down the road on an old Huffy with a banana seat. Any time of year a … More When Will the Cold End? And an experience with Lance, Louie, and Superman
This weekend I rode the bike hard for 45 miles over the two days between parental responsibilities, and found both experiences to be positively renewing. I’m nursing an injury at the moment, likely a product of running too much too soon, so it’s pretty much me and the bike for my daily forays out and … More Cresting the Hill to Fields and Forests of Splendor