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?

Sunday, June 6, 2010


This post is dedicated to Eileen, my wife, my friend...or, as we saw in the movie last night, "Julie & Julia", Julia Child's husband said it well..."...the butter on my bread, the breath in my life."

The  reason for this post is to publicly say thanks to Eileen for agreeing to let me do this upcoming cross country ride.  While the day to day riding is the hardest part, without her support and agreement for/to this ride, I wouldn't be doing it.  At no time did she ever say no to this adventure.  I love her madly.  She does try to help me be a better person, but I usually resist, kicking and screaming all the way to where she'd like me to be.  I don't always make it.  She still sticks around though.  Hard to believe.  As I said in the previous posting, I do have a BIG mouth and , unfortunately, I do use it now and again incorrectly.

Not getting married until I was in my 50's was a good thing...for Eileen and me.  Never would have made it being married when I was younger.  Too wild, too stupid, too immature.  Oh, like I'm better now...?  Well, enough to still be married after almost 11yrs.

Anyways, to Eileen...thanks, Pookie, I love you madly...ssssmmmooocccchhheeesss, me!!!  This song, Red is the Rose, was sung by our friend, Sue DelSignore, at our wedding reception at Davidson Brothers Restaurant/Brewpub in Glens Falls, NY.  Yes, we got married in a brewpub.

Red is the Rose: 

We only used the happy verses of this song...per Eileen.