Cycling Along The Way...

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Silver City, NM, United States
Riders of the wheel. Racers, Roadies, Mountain bikers, Touring cyclists, Commuters, and others. Diamond frames, recumbents, trikes, and more. Sharing a web of connections often misunderstood or unappreciated by those who don't ride. Herewith, my attempt to share some of the more rational thoughts that flit around inside my head while bicycling, knocking back a brew or three, or just thinking about life. Reviews of bicycles, gear, touring, and more, plus some unsolicited posts about people, politics, and philosophy. Other things, too. Me: retired, gave up my TV in 1988, avid cyclist, several cross country tours completed with more to come. Your thoughts?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Training for the Cross Country ride 2010

Working my up to the Gila Hot Springs as a training endeavor. Rode 45 miles today and I felt good. Not strong yet, but steady. Initial training will be with an unloaded touring bike...1987 Cannondale touring bike that I bought in Tucson, AZ, when I lived there. I used it on my Alaska to Maine bicycle ride in 1988...5000+ miles. Quite the ride. It was the summer when it was so hot in the U.S. It cooled off as I rode across the country.

I will continue to increase my distance each week and begin to carry gear by the end of May/2010.