Archive for February 2013

Morning Wild Life

Sometimes I amaze folks when they ask me how far I ride to work.  I usually only tell them my short route distance which is about 8 miles because they will think I am crazy when I tell them which way I like to ride.  I only ride this route when I have to get…

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Just a happy guy cycling into the sunrise

Today was one of these mornings that I was glad to be a few minutes late on my bike commute.  The long dark winter rides are getting to me.  When I get a glimpse of sunlight on my commute I am inspired. Sunrise on Lily Pond looking towards State HWY 91 Lonnie’s cold morning head gear

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Bike commuter’s motivating banter

[Lonnie’s Brain] You do not have to ride to work today. You rode so far last night. Why not take a break. [Lonnie] I am in this for the long haul. Back to back riding is what I want to do no matter how slow I am. [Lonnie’s Brain] I really do not feel like…

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Spring ride Beta 1

I took the long way home tonight.  Lots of robins and cardinals flying around.  looking forward to the long days of evening daylight.  I made a wrong turn on Gillionville road so I got about 4 bonus miles on my ride tonight.

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Cycle Totals for Week 6

 This week I rode 250.17 KM (155.77 miles).  I need to ride 193 KM each week to make my goal of 10,000 KM this year.  So far this year I have ridden 1,450.3 KM (901.4 miles).  My goal is to ride 10,000 KM this year.  I need to average 835 KM a month to make…

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Take the long way home (TTLWH)

Tonight was my chance to have a cycling happy hour. My version of the TGIF party at the bar is where I ride a little further than I do during my normal weekday ride home. Since it is still winter and the days are short, I knew that this would be another ride in the…

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Fear of fear it self.

Rode kind of slow this morning.  I was thinking of lions, tigers and bears running out in the road to get me.   I was also the hapless bike rider in the science fiction movie riding down the lonely dark road that was snatched up by the giant monster claws.  Yes I have a wild…

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Yelling at Strangers in the Dark

This morning I am glad to be alive.  I believe that as a cyclist I have an obligation to be an ambassador of good cheer and courtesy on the road.  I ride my bike as I would drive my motor vehicle.  I obey all road signs.  I wave and acknowledge when a motorist pauses and allows me to continue first at a…

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Today’s ride

I started riding in a slight sprinkle at 9 C.  I saw a yellow eyed zombie raccoon and dead deer on Eight Mile road.  Saw another dead zombie raccoon on Oakridge Road after the Flint river bridge. Yesterday was my Burley training ride and I slugged along hauling 2 weeks of clean shirts, underwear, socks…

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First evening ride on a February Friday

Tonight’s ride was cold. I rode 80% of the ride into head winds from the south west. I was not fooled into thinking it was warm by the sun still being out when I started my ride home. I got 10 KM from my house and I got chilled so I stopped and put on…

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