Archive for October, 2011

Having a fit

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

I’ve spent the whole of October working on my bike fit. At the start of the month I had four bikes that each fit me slightly differently. If I rode any given bike for several days, everything was wonderful. But when I’d change to another, different groups of leg muscles would come into play, groups […]

Second lap

Monday, October 17th, 2011

The Earth’s circumference measured over the poles is 24,859.82 miles. Measured at the equator, it’s 24,901.55 miles. While checking my stats on BikeJournal today, my total since about six weeks after I got my first bike is 24,997 miles. So sometime last week, I completed my first lap of the Earth. There were no flags […]

Ride Report: Ten Parks Tour, Leaf-Peeper Edition

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

The Ten Parks Tour remains my favorite ride in the nearly 400 mapped rides in the Rochester Bicycling Club’s mapset. It’s a ride I fell in love with the first time I rode it, and since then, I’ve made it my own, leading the ride twice a year. And I didn’t want to ride it […]

Cycling vignettes from the library

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Here are a couple of stories I’ve collected at work recently Hey library guy! For the first few months after I switched branches to Arnett a couple of years ago, I paid a lot of attention to the patron names and addresses at check-out so I could learn the regulars names and get a feel […]