Category Archives: Bicycling

First Outdoor Ride – 2013 edition!

Just in time – on the afternoon of Good Friday, just as March was about to end and winter about to drive us nuts – the sun came out and the temperature brushed 50 degrees. You betcha, we got the … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Best when enjoyed on Bike

Fall: many people’s favorite season.  And there’s just no better way to experience it than on a bike. I caught this picture during a brief stop at a fork in the road, as a group of 5 friends waited to … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling | Tagged | Leave a comment

Transportation Tuesday: bike lanes in Minneapolis

I traveled up to the Cities last weekend for a friend’s wedding.  (I went by car, since there is no train service; fortunately, my traveling companion was able to leave a second car behind at a free DOT-owned park-n-ride lot).  First, I consulted … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Transportation, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Transportation Tuesday: the “Road Diet”

When roadways are completely reconstructed, designers re-think the way the road is laid out – this is their one chance, often for 20 years or more, to change the size and shape of the road to make it safer for … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Transportation | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Ride Report: Dairyland Dare

After a long season of hard work and a lot of long miles, we’re coming into the final phases of training for Ironman: less than four weeks to go.  Last weekend I did my last extra-long training ride as Wisconsin’s … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Race Reports | Tagged , | 4 Comments

A day in the life

Today was a great day.  A day with many quintessential summer characteristics – so I’ve decided that that’s what I’d share with you today.  Perhaps a somewhat ordinary day – but in a life where I look for the exception … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Border ride – comprehending Ironman

Today I visited Illinois – by bike! The border ride is a local favorite, one that I learned a few years ago while training for the Lake Tahoe century ride with Team In Training.  The following year, while training for … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Ride Report: Scenic Shore 150 bike ride

Just when I thought I had left Wisconsin’s great vacation destination behind, it called me back.  This time, rather than travel to Door County by car, I went by bicycle. Last weekend was the annual Scenic Shore 150 bike ride, … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Race Reports | 2 Comments