Author's Note:The post has been edited to more accurately reflect the full team that has committed to my case. Edits in Red. There were moments in the summer of 2017 that seemed, to me at least, as indicators of my destiny. My inability to climb Highway 20 from Republic, WA to Sherman Pass, my wimpy … Continue reading US Hwy 2 in Montana?…Hmmmmm Maybe Not.
When an Adventure Cycling tour begins, the first item on the list for participants and leaders is the 4:00 PM meeting. This occurs at the location the tour will use as, and call, “the trailhead”. Usually it is a campground or inexpensive motel that the tour leaders have made reservations for all the participants to … Continue reading The Big Push-Off
One of the providers in the hospital asked me if I was an engineer, I replied, “No, but I am a bit of a numbers nerd.” The conversation was a product of my exclamation that the 2 large tumors in my abdomen occupied so much space, I was looking forward to seeing my belly profile … Continue reading For This Trip, The Panniers Are Full
The theme and direction of this not-at-all used blog I created 6 years ago will now change. From enjoying "cookie rides" (charity cycling events where you ride 20 miles, get a cookie, ride another 20, another cookie, etc., etc., etc.), to long self-guided "get lost in the countryside" solo bicycle rides, to fully loaded cycling … Continue reading The Long Ride Begins
The 2013 Tour de Lure, on April 6th, was the first official event ride of the season. While I had a couple of AOMM Training rides under my belt, this is a terrific event I had ridden in 2012, and remember the signature climb of Stone Mountain. This is a single day event, i.e., no … Continue reading Tour de Lure
The musings on this blog are written to inform both the author, and hopefully, other riders that know they will never race, or at least never actually WIN a race, but enjoy riding a bicycle in difficult circumstances. For a large rider, >200 lbs, >6'2", there are strategies to adopt that will assist in accomplishing … Continue reading Start the ride