This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.

Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Being Mr Magoo

I finally decided it was cold when I could not blink because my eye lashes froze to my brows.
I thought is was pretty humorous and continued through the cold spell.  I have to admit I am approaching my semi-retired stage of life in a positive way.   People think me insane, but I have been unconsciously developing a "cute eccentric" image.  Nobody believes this is fun, but for somebody who aspires to be Mr Magoo... well you get the idea. 
 I don't feel much in this weather and wouldn't have noticed at all if I could have blinked.
 This has been a weird winter.  It looks like Boston got our snow for the year.

   We are behind our normal snowfall for the year since December was so warm.  I suppose we had normal precipitation but December was mostly rain.  Now the temps are so volatile that the wind is out of control and I actually drove my car rather than deal with 30 mph gusts on icy roads.
    I have added a Mileage log to my blog page to track my auto mileage.  I happened to think of it when a local club member wanted to put together a log of biking mileage for the club.  I told him I had driven 1500 miles in 2014.  He replied "x-1500" will not work on his chart.  They don't have the right priorities, I think the bragging rights belong to those who replace auto use, not reach some imaginary athletic pinnacle.  Everybody ( but me) tracks the mileage on their bikes it seems.  Tracking how little you drive is the best way to stay sane.


  1. That's a great idea. I've cut way back on the mileage on my car since I started biking for transportation. It would be interesting to track that.

  2. People do ask about it, and if I keep it updated here I know exactly how much I have driven. I wonder if I should keep track of the times I have needed to jumpstart the car because the battery went dead?!