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  • Family Vacation — 2020

    Family Vacation — 2020

    This last week we had our yearly summer family vacation. This entry is as much diary as pictures. Friday After an atypical last workday before vacation day, we packed up and headed off to our family summer vacation. A couple of the kids had left earlier in the day, taking a kayak and a dog.…

  • I got a new-to-me bike

    I got a new-to-me bike

    I got yet another bike. :-) It’s not as bad as it sounds. This summer, we cleaned the house. I got rid of a road bike that I haven’t used in decades. I no longer want to wear spandex and have distracted drivers speed by me too close on two-lane country roads. I also got…

  • Morning Advantage: Could Biking to Work Improve Your Focus?

    Morning Advantage: Could Biking to Work Improve Your Focus? I wasn’t expecting to find a pro-biking article in Harvard Business Review. :-)

  • Why is it that?

    Why is it that normal traffic signs are perfectly visible on the far side of the sidewalk, but temporary construction signs have to completely block the bike path? :-/

  • Snow Dusting

    Snow Dusting

    Biking in the cold is a challenge. I’ve figured out how to stay warm. I wear my rain suit over my street clothes, a beanie under my helmet, waterproof, full-fingered gloves, and clear protective glasses. I’m plenty warm. That’s the problem. By the time I get to work, I’m too warm. I’m experimenting with unzipping…

  • Biking in the New Year

    The New Year is here with beautiful weather: sunny and 50+. To celebrate, I rode my bike to Starbucks with my new Nook in my pocket. Woo hoo! A whole 4.07 miles on the bike on January 1. ;-) Because I know I’ll want to know what my bike odometer read at the beginning of…

  • Beauty in the Mundane

    Beauty in the Mundane

    This morning, while riding my bike to work, I noticed the beauty in the mundane. So often, I ignore what I’ve already experienced: the patch of pink roses Albertson’s tends next to their store, the clouds in the sky, the smells of flowers, and grass, and the pancakes, syrup, and bacon from IHOP. I find…

  • Biking in the Mist: Lessons Learned

    Biking in the Mist: Lessons Learned

    Even though today’s weather forecast is rain, I pedaled my bike to work. Along the way, hearing raindrops sprinkle on my helmet, I learned a few things: When the weather rock is damp, the humidity is 100%. Don’t expect much evaporative cooling. It’s better to slow down. Drinking an extra-hot white mocha while riding may…