Monthly Archives: April 2011

cycling memoirs part 3

Coincidentally, I am sitting in the Oakland airport waiting to board a flight to Phoenix for our Grand Canyon trip. Also, it is Easter Sunday.  Phoenix and Easter are great metaphors for a cycling story I have.  We have probably … Continue reading

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yay for moms!

It is so sad that many moms who work outside the home feel guilty for not being around their kids, whereas stay-at-home moms often feel inadequate for not getting a paycheck.  Both groups often can’t relate so well to each other … Continue reading

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cycling memoirs part 2

Before my old Peugeot was stolen, I began riding it again around 2004 in order to fulfill a little dream I had.  I am fortunate enough to work about 5 miles from my home in a bicycle-friendly town.  For some … Continue reading

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Biography of me, as told to Erik

My son Erik wrote this for his family history project in his junior year history class at Northgate.  He interviewed me, so some of it is almost word for word what I said.  Saves me a lot of time writing … Continue reading

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cycling memoirs part 1

I thought it might be fun to recount for myself some of my cycling stories.  I generally have a poor memory for times and dates of event in my life; I figure I had better start journaling some of the … Continue reading

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Keep Pedaling

Push it into high gear.  If you slow down, downshift.  If you have too, downshift again.  When in pain, stand on it.  When you have nothing left, suck it ip.  Keep pedaling.  

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These are a few of my favorite songs…

As I have mentioned, I love music, perhaps as much as one can love music without actually having musical talent in terms of playing an instrument.  What turns me on are songs that have an emotional impact on me, that … Continue reading

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