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Homage to the South Shore and my mother

I am visiting my mother in Baldwin on the South Shore of Long Island. She still lives in the house we grew up in on Silver Lake Place. We are a short walk to the canals that were carved into … Continue reading

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Southern Tier Memories & Trump’s Wall

On our third day of riding on the Southern Tier, we reached the Mexican border close to a town called Jacumba Hot Springs. Previous to the trip, my focus had been on finding a place for the group to stay … Continue reading

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A Day on the Southern Tier – Emory Pass, New Mexico

Emory Pass was a surprise to me. On the Southern Tier my focus was so much on being a tour leader and the group dynamics that I wasn’t spending much time thinking about my own cycling. But the days on … Continue reading

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Kind words as I return to Nitty Gritty ride leading

Last night I led a Nitty Gritty bike ride. My recent role as a cross-country tour bike leader did not end happily and so this first time out with Nitty Gritty had special significance for me. Once again my bike … Continue reading

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Maggie, the river is free

MaggIe, the river is free Yesterday afternoon, I planted some okra seeds in the vegetable garden. The temperature was near perfect and my river beckoned me to it. The North Oconee isn’t mine, of course, but the part that runs … Continue reading

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Another way I love bikes

One thing I know, I like bikes. Last night I returned to the Bike Athens shop across the street from the Varsity. These days recovering from the trip have been rough. The mornings are good but by mid to late … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Moby Dick

I just finished Moby Dick this morning. I continue to wake up early as I did on the bike trip, but now instead of not falling back asleep, I return to slumber eventually and continue to regain the hours of … Continue reading

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Healing bike love

Today I rode with my Nitty Gritty bike friends and was enveloped by love, friendship, laughter and happiness. How soothing and healing that was for my soul We were happy to be bike riding and together before, during and after … Continue reading

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Stories, Memories, and Reflections from the Southern Tier – 1

This southern tier trip was transformative and traumatic and wonderful for me. So much of life isn’t just one word or two but not every period we go through is transformative. When I entered Arizona cycling over the Colorado, I … Continue reading

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Another trip across the country

The end of Southern Tier 2017. Love being outside, watching the world from my bike saddle, but in the end it’s the people who make the difference. It’s all these people who have touched my heart with their smiles and … Continue reading

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