Thanks for differentiating between riding and training. How do I say this; To me riding is a pleasure, but when I ride I train. It is a pleasure to see my distance and speed go up while my heart rate goes down. So, I agree there is a difference, and riding and training are definitely intertwined.
When I asked the questions I was mainly…[Read more]
The number of miles I rode last year (2020) was the least I have done since I started seriously riding back in 2005. This was due directly and indirectly to Covid. When Covid hit I stopped riding to make sure I wouldn’t use precious supplies or hospital space that Covid patients might need were I to crash. I got back out when it looked like we…[Read more]
I had a Ragbrai experience that was not a joke but made me laugh. One of the things I like to do at Ragbrai is to patronize children’s lemonade stands. I was walking from my campsite to town when I spotted a mother/daughter stand. Wondering if the lemonade was from a brand name mix I asked what kind of lemonade they had. The little girl of…[Read more]
Did I miss a connection to Willie Nelson? The graphic shows a rider with a guitar and a long ponytail. Couldn’t the rider be a girl? There seems to be a heart decal on the instrument that most guys wouldn’t have. If it weren’t for the long long hair I’d suggest it was John Denver. I think he’d have been more likely to ride a bike on “Country…[Read more]
My son just gave me a hoodie for Christmas. It has a depiction of a bicycle crank and a word below that says, “Cranky”. I told him it was funny, but like the Youngman or Dangerfield joke, I don’t wake up cranky I let her sleep-in.
Yes, I worry.
When more people die in a day than on 9/11?
Or at Pearl Harbor?
I’m just saying that now is not the time to let down our guard.
If that’s worrying too much, then you must be right: I worry too much.
You tell me how much is the correct amount.
This isn’t a joke, but it made me smile. I got on the road this morning in the dark. I set my Nite Rider Lumina 1200 to a steady medium beam. About three miles into the ride I noticed a pickup truck about to enter the road ahead of me on my right. The driver let me pass in front of him before pulling onto the road, and I waved my thanks. I…[Read more]
As I mentioned in another thread, I was witness to a great race in Onawa the evening before Ragbrai 2018 started. After supper, I was walking back to camp when I saw a tractor pulling a cart full of visitors. On the sidewalk was a boy about three or four on a Big Wheel trike. He was racing the tractor and staying parallel to it. The boy raced…[Read more]
Before I leave these tree puns for rest, I heard through the grapevine that Richard has got his wooden bikes to work. The main problem was the log-jam. The downside is that now they just lumber along.
I heard that Alderman Elmer and his wife, Hazel, are going to check out the wooden bikes.
So I want to Spruce them up until they are Cherry.
I want the down tube to be Plum.
I thought Cotton-wood be better for the seat.
And I Ce-dar best choice for the handlebars is Palm.
Put a Pear of wheels on them and they should be finished.
At one of the Ragbrai pass-through towns, a local farmer told me a story. He was teaching his son to drive the tractor and plow straight furrows. He told his boy to find something in the distance in the direction he wanted to plow and keep heading for it. The farmer left his son to his work and came back later to find his field furrowed with…[Read more]
The following joke does not have anything to do with cycling, but since this tread has left me in stitches, maybe it is appropriate.
A length of rope goes into a bar for a drink. As soon as the bartender sees him he yells “Hey, we don’t allow your kind in here! Get out before I throw you out!”
Now outside, the rope feels dejected and angry…[Read more]