Category Archives: cycling

Fighting fires with unarmed truth

This morning a short headline appeared in my feed describing the fact that a firefighter had been killed battling forest fires in California. Perhaps you’ve seen video of that entire hillside in California pulsing with flames. Someone filmed it while … Continue reading

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Thinking triathlon thoughts

As we look ahead to the new year, we should ask ourselves what sorts of thinking should be taking place when it comes to training for the next season’s triathlons. Short stuff Well, that depends in part on the length … Continue reading

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Okay I’ve tried retirement in Florida. What’s next?

We’re staying in an elegantly constructed retirement community in Spring Hill, Florida. As my brother-in-law explained, it’s nice as retirement communities go, but not the most luxurious. He explained: “There’s one north of here that’s one of the wealthiest in … Continue reading

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Scratching out an existence

Climbing into a Boeing 737 Southwest Airlines jet in Chicago, I settled into the window seat next to my wife. Our flights to Florida and back were quite affordable, and we had family business to attend. There was a layover … Continue reading

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The sculptors of our own lives

There was a time when the “end of the season” was emphatic by nature. As a cross country runner through high school and college, the season would end when the success ran out. That could be the district meet or … Continue reading

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The results are in…

While cleaning the inside of our garage this past Saturday afternoon, I was happy to be seeing such progress when my wife walked out the house door and announced, “Well, you have a torn meniscus.” I stood there with my … Continue reading

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Don’t get your shorts in a knot (like me)

Every pair of running shorts I own has a knot in the drawstrings. No matter how hard I try to keep that from happening, the drawstrings wind up in a little knot so tight it just about requires a needle … Continue reading

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Time to pull out the mountain bike

I own a Specialized Rockhopper mountain bike. That’s not my bike in the photo above. But it could be. Bought mine back in the early 2000s for probably $600. It’s a solid bike. The frame is still in perfect condition. … Continue reading

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Getting dropped

It’s interesting to have composed this blog for five years now. The number of followers has slowly increased. I wish it were 20,000. But honestly, its 1354 at the moment. And I thank you for following my work. This blog … Continue reading

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You can’t run away from Crow’s Feet

I like to smile. But when I do, the skin around my eyes crinkles into what people like to call Crow’s Feet. Those are the wrinkles radiating from the corners of your eyes. At some point, after years of smiling, … Continue reading

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