Category Archives: Bicycling

Hot ride on Fall Creek loop

Whether you call these the dog days of summer, the hot days, awful hot days … or whatever ….  A nice cycling trip through the Texas Hill Country makes everything be just alright!  You just have to start early and … Continue reading

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Just another ride … with 13,000 friends

Excellence is good — it makes you feel better about everything. The “Bike MS” movement is one of excellence. If you are having difficulty visualizing 13,000 cyclists, so was I. I am not certain that I have fully absorbed the … Continue reading

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The BP MS 150 is coming . . . SOON!

(Post-ride blog here) This weekend, April 16-17. My first ride in the event, and my first genuine “Century Ride” (100 miles) followed by the remaining 78 miles from LaGrange into Austin for the finish on Sunday. I will be riding … Continue reading

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P.J. O’Rourke on the Scourge of Bike Lanes – WSJ.com

The bicycle is a parody of a wheeled vehicle—a donkey cart without the cart, where you do the work of the donkey. Although the technology necessary to build a bicycle has been around since ancient Egypt, bikes didn’t appear until … Continue reading

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A most excellent adventure in the wildflowers

Well, sort of. The wildflowers in the Hill County of Texas are quite disappointing this year — at least so far. But the 2011 edition of the Hill Country Child Advocacy Center Pedal Power Wildflower Ride — that would be … Continue reading

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Tailwinds: what goes around, …

Don’t you love wind at your back? Really, literally or figuratively, it is a nice feeling to have the wind at your back. Tailwinds let you move either faster or with greater ease. Yesterday’s ride planning was to have a … Continue reading

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New look at addiction, and proof of my own sanity

In a recent post I discussed the addiction of exercise, pedaling in particular. Due to the wonders (which sometimes is the curse) of Facebook I discovered a trailer to a movie — one that I will have to own — … Continue reading

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Ruminations on an addiction

ad·dic·tion –noun the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.  (Dictionary.com Unabridged, Based on the Random House … Continue reading

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Another day, new discoveries

(edited 3/14/2011, 8pm) Now that could apply to almost anything at all. Spiritual discoveries, new techniques at work, a new love or an old one re-kindled. Or realizing that surely, God must ride a bicycle! And indeed he must and … Continue reading

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Being safe outdoors

Good idea, not always possible. For active people on two wheels or four, on snow or water, hiking, hunting or whatever — something or somebody can whack you. I have been lucky in around a quarter-million miles on a motorcycle … Continue reading

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