Mark Dieterich

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Spun Out

Wow… yesterday was a big day for me.  Thanks to all of my amazing friends, family, co-workers and those even more distant, I passed my fundraising goal!  When this was orginally set, I was honestly nervous about raising so much money… I’ve never done anything even remotely close to this level of fundraising.  I’ve been …

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Spinning Harder

Our training continues… but I still can’t meet my goal without your help.  If you haven’t donated yet, please visit my fundraising page: Please donate what you can, every donation helps! We spun for a bit over an hour today, definitely enough to induce some pain, but nothing compared to what people battling cancer …

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First Spin Session

We had our first group spin session this morning.  It was a great opportunity to see just how out of shape I am.   We had almost 22 people show up for the session and were told that if everyone who expressed interest in joining the team does so, we will be nearly 40 strong! …

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Riding for a Cure

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-workers, CANCER… In this day and age, it’s a word that has some connection to almost everyone.  Perhaps a family member, a friend, or co-worker of yours has been diagnosed with cancer and waged war on this horrible disease. As some of you may have already heard, I will be cycling …

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‘Twas the Bike before Christmas

‘Twas the Bike before Christmas by P. R. Van Buskirk ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through our house Not a creature was sleeping, not even my spouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with screws. (If you can’t find the nails, what else do you use?) The children were restless, awake in …

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A New Year

I don’t honestly know how many miles I put on my bike last year, but I do know it was far fewer than in previous years.  This year, however, I’m bound and determine to reverse the trend and get moving again.  I’ve been doing a reasonable job thus far, riding for a good forty minutes …

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I just don’t know what to say about Haiti…   At one point, I read an estimate that there may be as many as 500,000 40,000 – 50,000 dead!  I can’t fathom that number of casualties and the level of destruction that would cause such a death toll.  All too often, I think we forget how …

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Monster Ship

26180This past Monday and again today, my commute has taken me past an absolutely monster ship at the Providence docks.  Judging by the name, I can only assume this is a car carrier.  I snapped a few quick pictures with my phone, which really doesn’t do this ship any justice.  In one of the pictures, …

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Going Greener

Today was the first day of the year I managed to ride the full length home from work, boy am I out of shape!  By Rhode Island standards, we’ve had a snowy winter so far.  There has been snow cover on the ground pretty much from Christmas and there are still traces of snow in …

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Bristol Bike Plan

I’ve been terribly remiss about writing any cycling related entries on this blog, most of my energy has gone towards Bike Providence and Bike-to-Brown. As of today, I finally have some bike related news that doesn’t quite mesh with either of these efforts, so I figured I would post it here.  I had a great …

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