Strange & Normal Blog Posts
Sometimes Relevant, Sometimes Interesting, Sometimes Strange
Bike Trips, Safety Tips, Rants About The Strange, Silly & Dangerous Things We Do
I have been updating all my bicycle trips, with extensive texts and photos. The most recent posts are listed below.
All full list is here.
Bicycle Man: A two-wheel love affair by Robert Brum, April 21, 2021 – A guest post. See more from Robert at Shifting Gears I thought I was a bicycle fanatic. I mean, I pile up a few thousand miles a year on my road bike. When I’m not out riding, I’m wondering why I’m not riding, […]
Better late than never, our 2011 Bicycle Road Trip to Florida’s West Coast Part 2 of 2 In 2011, Susan and I are on a road trip. While we have taken many road trips by flying to a location and renting a car . . . this one is a first. This post is about […]
Better late than never, our 2011 Bicycle Road Trip to Florida’s West Coast Part 1 of 2 Withlacoochee State Rail Trail It is, at 45 miles, the longest trail in Florida. We started at the Inverness Trailhead (all the trail heads have parking and rest rooms) and rode to the northern terminus and back, around […]
Compendium Of Interesting Articles – March 2021 10 Bike Fitting Myths – Bicycle Magazine “Spring brings new bikes and more time in the saddle. Old cycling aches and pains return, and new ones develop, motivating many riders to head to their local bike fitter. Bike fits can help, but they don’t solve every problem. The […]
Bicycles and even motor vehicles are allowed on private roads.
This is part 2 of 3 Scenic Rides in Southern California this is the Ride To Back Bay Part 1 – Ride To Dana Point & San Clemente is here. The ride starts from Los Olivos Community Park in Irvine. More photos of this ride are here. This version of the route is about 33 […]
From The Beginning Of Time Up To And Including Today My wife and I often ride alone together — just the two of us. (We also drink often alone, together, but only wine and beer, for the George Thorogood fans among you). Riding with my wife has changed radically over the years. Its different than […]
How Do You Ride Your Bicycle? Our ASCENT from hardcore to chill cycling. Yes, we have definitely become chill. Hardcore Then: The longer/hillier way back is better. Chill Now: You have food in my belly, flatter is better. Hardcore Then: 60% chance of rain means 40% chance you can ride. Chill Now: 40% chance of […]
MY SOCIAL DISTANCE BICYCLE RIDE or Indecision is the key to flexibility. Also see this post. I hadn’t been riding for a week or so, of more or less constant rain, in sunny Southern California. Susan and I are staying in place here as opposed to the Kansas City area, where we live (a whole […]
Riding The Newport Beach, Dana Point. San Clemente & Laguna Woods Area Our local bicycle club does scenic rides on a weekly basis. Every winter, we leave the Kansas City area for the warmth of S. California. We also get the beach. As former New Yorkers who grew up and lived by the ocean, moving […]