Category: Whimsical

14 Bicycle Lies

Bicycle Lies & What Is Really Meant, Truthful Or Not I am not going too slow. You are doing a relaxed/recovery pace on purpose. You chose to go on a ride that you knew would be a push and cannot keep up. The huge breakfast was a bad idea....

Bicycling Strong 302 – Speed vs. Roses

Ride Strong – Either Way Works Some of our strong rides in Oregon Columbia River Gorge, Rhode Island, California, Florida and Kansas City (yes, even KC). If the ride is about Speed vs. Roses, my wife, will, invariably, chose roses.  On occasion, however,  she will consider bursts of speed...

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...

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...

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...