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The View From My Bike

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I have seen a lot of things from the seat of my bicycle.  Living in SW Georgia way south of Macon, GA it is a whole different world outside of the Atlanta beltway.  I have past this house a few times as I cruise around the neighborhood, but today I circled back to take a picture.


Welcome To The Dark Side Ride

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On Sunday May 7 I went on a late evening ride.  I knew I was going to be riding after dark and I was looking forward to it. riding in the dark on country roads was one of the fears in my life that I overcame due to my desire to bike commute.  Riding around in the city is fun at night, but going down a country road when it is pitch black is a thrill.  I have a wonderful lighting system on my bike that generates power for my head light and tail light.  I have no problem seeing when it is dark and I am visible to the full extent of the law to motorists who are not driving distracted.

My hip is getting stronger and I am really appreciating the fact that I use to ride 50 miles on a one way bike commute.  I seem to always get the wow factor after I have accomplished something amazing only when I can no longer do what I thought at the time was not enough.  I was recalling this fact when I remembered one of my favorite songs, These Are The good Old Days by Carly Simon.  It took me a while to…

Morning Commute 48 degrees in May?

Today just one day  after a lot of rain fell in the area I was surprised to find that it was a little chilly for my morning commute.  To be clear, anytime I can ride a bike here in the deep south without sweating is a blessing.  I really like it when it is cool and damp on a bike ride.  I even like to ride in the rain.  I guess I still have web feet from living in Oregon.

The Last Sunday Evening Ride in April

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This was my last ride in April.   I am happy with my progress with my right hip getting back into shape on my road bike.  I am starting today on the National bike Challenge.  From May 1 to September 30 I will try to ride as many of the 153 days of the challenge.  I am not  do the miles that i have been in previous challenges, but I want to ride as many days as possible.