Tag Archives: riding

I Miss Riding My Bicycle

The rain, the cold, and some bad scheduling meant that cycling ended early this year.  I miss it.  I know I could ride in the cold, but the thought of slipping on some wet leaves and skidding along the wet … Continue reading

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Stand Up for Yourself!

As I type this the weekend is all but officially over. I should be asleep, or at least heavily into sleep preparation.  Instead, I am at this keyboard trying to pound out a few words before the reality of Monday … Continue reading

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Where Are We Going?

My cycling club does an admirable job of maintaining their website. They even send out quite a bit of email about upcoming events.  I don’t always pay attention to it all, but I did note that something special was going … Continue reading

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Disinterested Ride

73kms 849m of elevation I hadn’t been on the bike in two weeks. Had this been late in the season and had I already had lots of kilometres in, it probably wouldn’t have mattered.  As it is relatively early in … Continue reading

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On a Cold Saturday Morning

68.99 km Elev Gain 603 m Time 3h 9m I am not sure a cyclist planning on an early Saturday morning ride should look at the weather forecast. I mean, when I saw that it was going to be 3 … Continue reading

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Finally

It snowed on Monday afternoon. Realizing that waiting for the weather to get better wasn’t going to get me in shape, I got out on the bike today for the first group ride of the season for me. I have … Continue reading

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The Card Has Arrived

Today’s Perfect Moment was an easy one because it felt so good to open that envelope.  My membership card for my cycling club finally came in the mail today.  That alone is reason to celebrate.  Couple that with a vast … 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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Today’s Ride and a Question

Today’s ride was a little shorter than average, but made much more difficult by a strong headwind and some especially long hills.  The good news is that I felt strong climbing some of the hills and loved hitting 60kph on … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

After weeks of procrastination, valid and less than valid excuses, and an east coast trip, I finally made it out with the cycling club. Like all first rides of the season, it wasn’t worth writing home about.  It is worth … Continue reading

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