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Florida by Bicycle · 2W ago

Believe you can and you're halfway there. (Theodore Roosevelt)

Today (August 8) is, on average, the hottest day of the summer in Miami. Doing anything physical outside in the heat and humidity saps your energy and leaves you seeking a quiet spot for a n...
Florida by Bicycle · 2W ago

In times like these it is good to remember that there have always been times like these. (Paul Harvey)

I figured out at an early age that excitement and thrills, like ice cream and cake, are fun in small doses. Large doses were unpleasant.I spend a lot of time online. It keeps me in touch wit...
Florida by Bicycle · 1M ago

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. (Dave Barry)

Status report:It has been six months since I started back riding after a serious accident. Things are going well. And as anyone who has come back after an accident or surgery knows, the ment...
Florida by Bicycle · 2M ago

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely. (P. J. O'Rourke)

It is summer in Miami. Hot and humid. Al and I have a system for summer cycling here: start rides early, drink lots of fluids with added electrolytes, and take a lot of breaks in the shade.T...
Florida by Bicycle · 2M ago

Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things. (Frank A. Clark)

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a study in climbs and descents. The road tips up and down; it is virtually never flat.We needed a plan for our bike rides here. We wanted to ride six consecutive da...
Florida by Bicycle · 2M ago

It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. (Lucille Ball)

The hazy Blue Ridge Mountains softly zig-zag along the horizon. The rich greens of the hardwood forest cover the mountains and fill the valleys. In the shade of the forest canopy, stands of ...
Florida by Bicycle · 2M ago

Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be. (Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh)

Cough, cough, cough.Al and I have had chest colds for over a week now. Every time we increase intensity on bike rides, the coughing gets worse. Bummer.The problem with having a cold is that ...
Florida by Bicycle · 3M ago

I've got those Blue Ridge Mountain blues. (Cliff Hess)

Some places have magic. They can form a special bond which remains even when you move far away. They can surprise you, sending you peaceful yet melancholy memories at random moments througho...
Florida by Bicycle · 3M ago

I think sometimes the best training is to rest. (Cristiano Ronaldo)

Sometimes to go faster, you need to slow down.I'm like everybody else. I measure my days by to-do lists. I hear a mental voice say "move!" when I curl up in a lounge chair for too long. I wo...
Florida by Bicycle · 3M ago

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. (Michael Jordan)

I wanted a new project for the summer. As luck would have it, I found myself playing with a new camera, taking pictures of a fountain. A friend joked that I could be a modern Ponce de Leon s...