Monthly Archives: April 2012

DONE: Hill Country Ride for AIDS 2012

I rode for Walt, a 54-year-old man living with AIDS in Central Texas. His name was strapped to my bike so I could see it as I peddled along 29-miles of country roads around the Reunion Ranch in Georgetown. More … Continue reading

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Fun and Practical: Errands on my Bike

Today the adventure was practical. I strapped Blue Belle to Pearl and drove to Champion Toyota on IH35 between Ben White and Stassney. I left Pearl for her 45,000-mile check up and inspection sticker, donned helmet and gloves, dropped my … Continue reading

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Mount Everest on My Bike

I found a much more interesting route to the Veloway from home today. I take Slaughter to Beckett, turn right on Beckett to whatever the next major street is, take a left and then another left onto Exposition. I then … Continue reading

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Last Official Training Ride: Piece o’ Cake

It’s hard to believe, but Saturday’s 12-mile training ride was a piece o’ cake. Yes, I had a few tough hills to pull, but the overall ride was easy and short. I’ve come a long way from 6 weeks ago … Continue reading

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My Bike Friendly Neighborhood

Yesterday, I cruised out of my garage on Blue and lit out for a 22-mile ride along Slaughter Lane to South Loop 1. It only takes me 10 minutes to get to the Veloway from home, but this time I … Continue reading

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Against the Wind

http://youtu.be/fFbIfgNjEG0 Hum “Against the Wind” by Bob Seger when you click on the video link above. Then see if you can hear yourself against the wind! Saturday’s training ride set two courses: one for 44 miles and one for 29. … Continue reading

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Roy Guerrero Park: 9 Miles

Getting 9 miles out of Roy Guerrero Parktook some strategic riding. I spent about an hour and a half in the southeast Austin park on Monday, which can at times be beautiful, practical and a bit rugged. Above is a … Continue reading

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