Weekend Mosy

I’ve been getting lucky with the weather these days with the weekend weather being the best of the week.  Last weekend was good enough to get in a ride before another snowstorm which shut the city down on Monday.  Things slowly melted during the week until the best weather arrived on Saturday.  So I set […]

Tour Of The Towns

Most of you know I am an incredibly important and influential person, not just in the cycling world but in other fields of endeavor as well.  Those other pursuits have kept me away from the computer and I am therefore late in telling you the tale of the Inaugural Tour of the Towns century ride.  […]

Bristow

Sometimes, goals can be helpful and today was one of those times.  The cold and wind would have certainly kept me indoors but for my goal of reaching 3,000 miles for the year.  I was 35 miles away and it was mocking me.  I would certainly have broken the mark with my evening rides, but […]

No Particular Place To Go

My apologies to any offended cycling enthusiasts for titling this post after a song which celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile, but it seemed appropriate for today’s ride.  The skies were cloudy and the temperature remained frustratingly  cool, so I didn’t embark on any great adventure.  I just puttered around the Nokesville area, which I am […]

Cycling Behavior and My Dog: The Connection

On Sunday morning, I took my dog to the local school yard where we met up with a neighbor and his canine friend.  The dogs like playing together and we often let them run free for a while and chase a tennis ball which we throw with a device that looks like it came off […]

Memory Lane

  I haven’t gone over 40 miles since August 8th and with my 65-mile ride 10 days away I figured it was time to get back into the swing of things.  I had my new bike and all the “incidentals” (spare tube, water bottles, CO2 cartridge, etc…) necessary for a longer outing so I was […]