Tag Archives: cycling

Negatives, positives, and being.

A few weeks back while cycling on a remote country road, a speeding car passed within six inches of my side. It tore further down the road and never paused. I am convinced the driver of that vehicle never saw … Continue reading

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The light and shadow in your eyes

In late summer when the sun goes low in the sky, the shadows thrown across the road by trees or other structures can produce a flicker that seems to reverberate deep inside your mind. And it is known that the … Continue reading

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The Dragoon and The Blaggard

Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us like a good revenge story. Almost every Clint Eastwood movie from the 1970s was about revenge. You know the plot. Cowboy gets beat up. Cowboy goes into hiding. Cowboy … Continue reading

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What would you tell a beginning cyclist?

    This evening if the weather holds up, I’ll be taking a former neighbor kid out to try my road bike. I’ll let him ride the Specialized Venge. I’ll pedal the Waterford. We’ll ride perhaps an hour. He’s been … Continue reading

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One of the most inspiring cyclists I barely know

I started this blog in the fall of 2012. Within a week or two of posting the first piece, I noticed a woman riding up the block where I lived in Batavia at the time. She wore a visor, no helmet, a … Continue reading

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Head for nature

This morning Sue and I got up to run five miles together. The rains had struck with ferocity the night before. There were worms all over the road. Crawling worms. Crushed worms. Worms so soaked they seemed stuck on the … Continue reading

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Lifetimes to be experienced

This time of year is both immersing and bittersweet. This morning I birded a bike path next to the Fox River south of Batavia. There were hundreds of warblers and songbirds in the trees. I stopped to watch a Wood … Continue reading

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Wet and wild

This weekend there were massive storms across the Midwestern United States. The winds were fierce and persistent. Our run club on Saturday morning did an out and back course with the return trip flush into the stiff northern breeze. It was … Continue reading

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Time on your own

The idea of tracking a run or a ride by satellite on some days just seems intrusive. Who really, truly needs to know what you’re doing? Perhaps even you don’t need or want to know what you’re doing. Just go … Continue reading

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On strategies for the long run

In 2005 I took a swim lesson or two with plans on becoming a multisport athlete. The swim lessons were interesting. I lost a contact lens in the pool and did not make much progress. That was in late April, … Continue reading

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