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Bike Trips, Safety Tips, Rants About The Strange, Silly & Dangerous Things We Do


I will be updating all my bicycle trips, with extensive texts and photos over the next several months.  The  most recent posts are listed below.  All full list is here.  If you need a larger list, look here.

3 Scenic Rides In S. California

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 […]


2 Fast Miles To The End

Saving your strength when bicycling with a group.

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. Your city cruiser was the wrong […]

3 Beautiful Vermont Bicycle Rides

 Beautiful And Scenic, With Plenty Of Hills And Thrills, 3 Beautiful Vermont Bicycle Rides Two of the bicycle clubs I was in when I lived on (yes, on not in) Long Island (pronounced Longailand) NY,  took multi day trips to central Vermont every summer. One club rented a house in Proctorsville,  Vt., just outside of […]


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 🙂 I used to be constantly […]

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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 who” up the hills three times […]


Compendium – 4 Reasons, 7 Oblique Exercises & More

Compendium – 4 Reasons, 7 Oblique Exercises & More 4 Research-Backed Reasons Why You Should Exercise for Stress Relief Working out has been touted as a tension-busting strategy many times.  Here’s why it’s true. 7 Oblique Exercises That’ll Strengthen Your Core in Just 7 Minutes If  you want stability on the bike, you need to […]


Evil Cars vs. Courteous Cyclists

Or Evil Cyclists, Courteous Cars? Courteous Cyclists Would Be My Preference but often, riding with groups, I find fault with my peers . . . often for not riding single file when there is traffic. The error does not all lie with the motorless two wheel riders, however. The other day I was out with […]


4 Unforgettable Rides In Cape Cod

 4 Unforgettable Rides In Cape Cod, Including Martha’s Vineyard Two the bicycle clubs I rode with when I lived on Long Island (pronounced longailand) made annual treks to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. We did the same basic rides year after year, because they were gorgeous. Long Island Bicycle Club  & Massapequa Park Bicycle Club […]


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 you, because they have heard that […]