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Breaking the Seal

Today was my first commute by bike of the year. A little later than most years, but I was really happy to get out and ride. To start, I drove a bit farther than usual. Normally, I would just park … Continue reading

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Another Trip – Another Ride

Still too much cold and snow for bike riding in northern Michigan, but my trip last week to San Diego gave me a few opportunities. I was in town for work, but found time for cycling at each end of … Continue reading

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First Ride of 2018 – in New Orleans

My wife and I took a February vacation to escape the cold and enjoy some Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans. Her bro-in-law and his wife had us as guests in a resort hotel. Best of all, they brought their … Continue reading

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No Trespassing

I guess I can’t use my favorite cut-through route any more.

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Tour de Tart 2017

This was my 2nd running of the Tour de Tart – a peaceful 17 miles from Traverse City to Suttons Bay along the Leelenau Trail. This ride is for all ages and abilities, and the route discourages fast riding and … Continue reading

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Independence Day Ride

I haven’t done a long ride just for fun in a long time, so I headed out today on a new-to-me route. Started at the TART trail head near my house and headed towards town. Just like my commute I … Continue reading

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First Ride of 2017

Had a warmer than average day, so I took the opportunity to ride around the neighborhood. The Mrs. took several photos from a living room window to document the occasion, but they all included the bird feeder hanging outside. Google … Continue reading

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Helmets Are Bad for Us?

I ran across this article by Mark Smith at Risk Sense that poses the idea that helmet use by cyclists may be detrimental. Now I have seen many articles that discuss research showing how mandatory helmet laws can significantly reduce … Continue reading

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A Rare Michigan Summer Day (in September)

This past Saturday found me riding downtown to hang out in the bookstore. (hot and cold drinks, breakfast, baked treats, WiFi – tough to find a better place to catch up on the week’s emails and the little tasks they … Continue reading

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Smart Commute Week

Last week in Traverse City was Smart Commute Week. Sort of like Bike to Work day celebrated in many places in May, except extended to cover all forms of alternate transportation including cycling, car pooling, walking, and public transit. I … Continue reading

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