Tag Archives: Cyclist

Riding and living through the pain

“Life is hard. After all, it kills you.” –  Katharine Hepburn Suffering on bicycle is a point of pride for many cyclist, me included. Pedaling on a flat, windless, 70 degree day is easy, anyone can do that. But the … Continue reading

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Riding my bicycle – why I ride

“Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” – Eddy Merckx It is cycling season, that time of year when the days are longer and warmer. A time that I can ride my … Continue reading

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Biting off more than we can chew

“Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.” – Ella Williams For a guy my size and age I am a good road cyclist. Over the course of the last ten years or so I have probably ridden 60,000 … Continue reading

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Finding our rhythm to dance too

“I’m trying to find a new rhythm in my life” – Fabian Cancellara Cycling, like any competitive sport, requires discipline and a plan. As a recreational cyclist, it is easy for me to look on, with envy, at that those men and women … Continue reading

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Bicycle Karma

One of the rules of the road as a cyclist, at least in my community, is that when you see a fellow cyclist on the side of the road fiddling with their bicycle to ask “Do you have everything you … Continue reading

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My new hero – Mara Abbott

Leader Mara Abbott caught in final 100m sprint, takes fourth “I didn’t believe it. I saw the 300m to go sign, and I thought ‘holy shit – I mean oh my goodness – I can actually win this’. Then I … Continue reading

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Mother nature’s bitch

During the months of daylight savings I ride my bicycle 30 miles on Tuesday, 30 miles on Thursday, 50 to 60 miles on Saturday and either hike on Sunday or ride my bicycle 40 miles. So on a good week … Continue reading

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