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?

Friday, June 15, 2012

More Miles on The Silvio

I now have probably 400-500 miles on the Silvio and I'm feeling more confident on it everyday  Headed out this a.m. and did Snake Hill (upper end of Market St., Silver City, NM).  Was breathing hard, but did the climb and it was easier today.  No climb is ever "easy"...I mean, it's a climb, so effort is expended and heart rate is raised, along with an increase in deep breathing.  But the climb today was much better than ever.  I am happy about that.  Tomorrow, I'll cruise around and do more practicing of the basics.  Sunday morning, I'm heading out toward Hurley, NM, and want to do about 40-50 miles.  Leaning toward the 50 miles.

Beautiful weather today...about 90 degrees and 12% humidity.  Great for bicycling.  The Whitewater Baldy Complex Fire is now 63% contained.  Mogollon, NM, and the Gila Cliff Dwellings are both open to the public as of this week.  Air quality has improved immensely.  Makes life much better.

I am glad to have gotten past my early ignorance of good music.  If it wasn't rock'n'roll, I wasn't too interested in it.  Having been exposed to other music, by various people over my lifetime, sometimes unwillingly, I've come to realize that "good" doesn't just apply to a certain genre.  Flat & Scruggs for your enjoyment..."Cripple Creek".

Flatt & Scruggs..."Foggy Mountain Breakdown"