Category: Whimsical

Incredibly Good, Bad, Ugly x 5

An Incredibly Mixed Bag Of Emotions On  A Single Ride The Incredibly Good: Feeling great, weather great, riding the route you want. The Bad: Scattered thundershowers enter into the picture.   Or, maybe not The Ugly: You and your bicycle with all the mud splatter. The Good: Beating “you know...

Start Your Ride With 15 People & Painstakingly Return Alone

Start Your Ride With 15 People & Painstakingly Return Alone Dash out of the starting point about  2-3 miles faster than the maximum ride pace.  Two of your riders decide to go off at their own pace.  You may tell them you will slow down, but they won’t believe...

Absolute, Ironclad, Flexible? Rules For Cycling During Covid19 Pandemic.

When riding during with Covid19, there are important things to remember, or not. These are ironclad rules, with unlimited exceptions.  They are absolute, with a high degree of flexibility.  Huh? You Are Leaving Brooklyn, Pay Attention SHOULD YOU  RIDE ALONE DURING THE PANDEMIC?  DO YOU NEED A MASK? You...

Mishigas 2 (The Crazy Things We Do)

My mother-in-law had a pet phrase to deal with people’s behavior that was strange to her:  “Everyone has their own mishigas (craziness).” Cyclists are no exception.  Among the interesting things: A cycling buddy who tends to round up a any ride that does not end with a 5 or...

How many cyclists does it take to complete a ride?

The leader starts out somewhat faster than the posted speed for the ride. Of the 12 starters, two assume this IS the ride pace and decide to go off by themselves. The leader soon runs out of steam and slows the pace down too much. Two riders decide to...

Smelling the Barn

Saving your strength when bicycling with a group....

Paranoid Cycling

Are you paranoid about any new rider in your group? Do you fully expect the unknown or unsafe rider in your group to do something dumb? Do you consciously avoid riding near certain people, even people you may like, when they are on a bicycle? If you answered yes...