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, August 9, 2015

Staying near.

    I really enjoy going out for all or part of a Metro Metric on the weekends.  I get to have a substantial ride without being more than 5-10 miles from home.   In my case the route I've developed roughly cuts a figure 8 pattern through the area using bike routes, lanes and mup's.  It provides an invigorating way to ride 60 miles with plenty of different options for stops and breaks along the way .   Yesterday was a prime time to stop at the halfway point and enjoy lunch at the local festival site where the annual Ribfest was being held.

A tasty opportunity to sample the fare of both local and national vendors competing for a prize given to the best BBQ.
One or another festival surrounding food, music and ethnic celebrations occurs throughout the summer and makes for a unique lunch as well as meeting up with others.
      I know it violates common biking wisdom by not subsisting on gel packs and energy bars, but I like the little strings of flavor stuck between my teeth to remind me I've eaten real food.


  1. Summer is the best! A bike ride,stop and eat some good food, go to a free concert or jazz in the park!
    I'm glad you had a good time.

  2. I love it! This is how I do longer rides too.