Tag Archives: Amateur Bicycle Training

Build it Now!

Today’s bike ride took me to a roadside attraction across from Bowie High School on Slaughter, complete with Burma Shave-type signage. “Traffic’s a Mess, You Drive Each Day, Stop & Learn How, To Keep it at Bay.” I pulled into … Continue reading

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How This Community Cares

In the “it’s a small world” category, I had lunch today with the Executive Director of The Care Communities. I ride on The Care Communities Team for the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, but this is not why she and … Continue reading

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A Ride Around Mueller Airport

Where 747s once revved their engines preparing for a sprint down a too-short runway, giant spiders now roam. Or actually, one giant spider hovers over a granite gravel pathway that once was Austin Municipal (aka Mueller) Airport. Runways and terminals … Continue reading

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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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