Monthly Archives: December 2012

Humbled

I was feeling pretty good about hitting my goal of 2500 miles for the year. A lot of the folks I ride with rode more, but they didn’t spend the first part of the year renovating a house 130 miles … Continue reading

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XC Skiing is Not Cycling

But it’s my second favorite form of exercise. I caught it perfectly today, a typical post-snowstorm-blue-sky New England day. The only creature other than myself who’d been out on  Roxbury’s Orzech Preserve since the storm ended was a fox or … Continue reading

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Post Christmas Thoughts

Excellent Christmas! Our nephew Mark came up on the 23rd, and he and I did 12 miles on mountain bikes on Christmas Eve. Not bad, considering that two nights before that I lay in bed shivering with a fever. Got … Continue reading

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Hitting my Goal

As of yesterday, I needed 38 miles to hit my goal of 2500 for the year. (I think next year I’ll increase that total, but I’m not sure by how much.) Yesterday morning was sunny, in the high 30s, not … Continue reading

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How We Roll

Only two of us showed up for the weekend ride today. People are either busy, on the injured list, or they want to stay warm. Dennis and I rode up to Kent, where we made our usual coffee stop. While … Continue reading

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The Window

It stopped raining late this morning. The temperatures were in the 50s – Pretty good for December in Connecticut, and I was overdue for a ride. But it was gray, and the 50s aren’t all that warm, and I’ve got … Continue reading

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The Rides I Regret

Four of us rode yesterday, a cool (45F), damp, and gray day. Tom bought coffee in Kent, and his presence lured Sal from the Kent Touring Company to sit down at our table to talk riding. What a great job … Continue reading

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