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Florida by Bicycle · 1d ago

The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it. (Dudley Moore)

This past weekend we packed our bike gear and luggage, popped the bikes into the car's bike rack, and headed off for a quick road trip. We were off to ride a pleasant metric century ride nea...
Florida by Bicycle · 1w ago

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom. (Thomas Carlyle)

On Tuesdays I chase Al up the Rickenbacker Causeway and around Virginia Key and Key Biscayne. Loop after loop after loop. He stops at points to check on me, then he sprints off, gradually mo...
Florida by Bicycle · 2W ago

Change is inevitable--except from a vending machine. (Robert C. Gallagher)

My current road bike is a Trek Domane. It's my third Trek; with each road bike the fit got better. When I first rode my current bike, I instantly knew it was perfect.When I started riding ag...
Florida by Bicycle · 3W ago

Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all. (Mark Twain)

I was talking with a friend from Georgia. She (like Al and me) is retired and rides a lot. She was lamenting that riding lots of miles in the same locale wasn't as much fun as touring. I agr...
Florida by Bicycle · 4W ago

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. (Anonymous)

Pelican on the docks in Apalachicola.These days Al and I are bicycle tourists. We have always been travelers. We've been to all the states but Alaska (sorry: too cold). We've done a lot of c...
Florida by Bicycle · 1M ago

Tour Latino

Tour Latino is a relatively new event. It is a one day ride, and it is the only Latin themed ride in the state. The ride's routes start and end at Waterfront Park in Clermont.We really enjoy...
Florida by Bicycle · 1M ago

After all is said and done, sit down. (Bill Copeland)

You can only practice doing stuff for so long. Then you just have to stop practicing and go do it.At the end of this week we are heading out of town to be bicycle tourists again. We're headi...
Florida by Bicycle · 1M ago

There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot. (Scott Adams)

This post is not about politics. This post is aboutAn idiot's fix for a sticking cleat,And getting past a particularly annoying bump on my return to cycling.First: the cleat. The cleat on my...
Florida by Bicycle · 2M ago

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. (Anthony Burgess)

Time to try riding in some baby hills.The perfect place? Lake Placid and south Highlands County. It's on US 27 about 150+ miles northeast of Miami. It's on the southern point of the Lake Wal...
Florida by Bicycle · 2M ago

It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. (Rita Rudner)

We pedalled to the Rickenbacker Causeway, a convenient two miles from our home. Someone once asked me what I do to train for the type of cycling we do. "That's easy," I told them, "I just ch...