Category: Cycling

Nov 08

For Those Who Struggle with Changing a Bicycle Tire…

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Here is a little motivation for anyone who says “I don’t know how to change a bicycle tire”.  Imagine having no hands and only one stump.  Now imagine changing a bicycle tire.  Amazing what people can do when they need to!

Sep 08

Newest Member of the Cycling “Family”

For many years now, we’ve been coaxing a second hand, child trailer into service as a cargo trailer.  It served us well, but was a beast to haul around and was pretty much constructed with fabric, which became increasingly patched.  Ultimately, we were going to have to put some significant money into keeping this trailer …

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Jun 22

New Lid

Picked up a new lid today. A nice high viz helmet, with reflective strips, two built in lights and a mount for a third light. Every little thin I can do to make sure cars can see me will only help!

Feb 28

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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Feb 06

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: http://pages.teamintraining.org/ri/ambbr11/mdieterich 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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Jan 30

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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Jan 29

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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Dec 25

‘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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Jan 14

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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Jul 22

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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