Tag Archives: Newmarket Eagles

A Picture of the Bell

In my rush to get my post about the bell out, I forgot to put a picture of the thing on the bike.  Seeing it in the package probably isn’t good enough.  I am generally happy with it.  I won’t really … Continue reading

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Ring-a Ding Ding

One of the interesting things that is required of anyone riding a bike here in Ontario is to have a bell on their bike.  Having had one on the bike in Vietnam, I suppose that need to signal to people … Continue reading

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One Last Gasp

On Friday, one of my students asked me if winter was truly over. Before I could answer, she started making declarations like; “It’s Spring.”  “Winter is done.”  I wasn’t in the best of moods and though not as grouchy as … Continue reading

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Joiners and Non Joiners (Catching Up Part two)

A long time ago, one of my neighbours, when talking about her husband and his hobby of running, explained that he joined a running club. She said that it was a little “unusual” because her husband was “not a joiner.”. … Continue reading

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Getting Around To It

I’ll get around to it are words that sometimes plague my life. I mean to get around to something, but then….don’t.  This happened with a restaurant not too far from my place that went out of business before I could … Continue reading

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The Difference a Week Makes

In stark contrast to last week’s chilly ride, by the time I got to the meeting place at 8:20, I and the rest of the Eagles were sweating. None of the potential C riders I knew were there, so I … Continue reading

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11 Degrees….11!

I have a small computer mounted on my bike. It is by no means the fancy Garmin or Wahoo system I lust after but can’t ever seem to find room in the budget for.  However, it does the job and … Continue reading

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A Good Ride Despite the Flat

Distance 73.42 km Elevation Gain 674 m Time 3h 50m**   (including pep talks and tube changes)   Finally, today I felt strong on the bike. I had been having trouble not having energy when out for rides.  I was … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Group Ride

I titled this the small group C ride on Strava.  Basically, there were only 3 of us in group C today.  All previous group C riders seem to have graduated to the B group.  It was kind of a bummer, … Continue reading

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Saving a Turtle

Battling an illness for the past week has kept me off the bike. This week, though still not feeling one hundred percent, I decided to get out on the bike.  I chose the C group which turned out to be … Continue reading

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