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Florida by Bicycle · 8h ago

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. (Lewis Carroll)

Hundreds of posts ago I began this blog so that I could share our bicycle travels with family and friends. It succeeded far beyond my expectations.The blog opened up an interesting world. It...
Florida by Bicycle · 6d ago

I am a deeply superficial person. (Andy Warhol)

This is my second week of solo bike rides. My goal has been to lose my completely irrational fear of being hopelessly lost in Miami.Last week I realized something odd. While I am reasonably ...
Florida by Bicycle · 2W ago

I love those Keith Richards solo records, but it's not the Rolling Stones. (Nikki Sixx)

Riding a bicycle is fun. Al and I have been riding together for lot of years now. First it was mountain and off-road biking. Later we spent time being touring cyclists. Finally we got around...
Florida by Bicycle · 1M ago

The best things in life are silly. (Scott Adams)

Back at the beginning of summer, I began taking pictures of some of the fountains we spotted while riding our bikes. The series even got a fanciful name: The Search for the Fountain of Youth...
Florida by Bicycle · 1M ago

When nothing is going right, go left. (Anonymous)

We couldn't ride our bikes all week. It rained. When it wasn't raining, we had workmen at our place. Yeah, we had the gym, yoga, and stuff like that. But, darn it, we need our bike rides to ...
Florida by Bicycle · 2M 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 · 2M 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 · 3M 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 · 4M 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 · 4M 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...