"I dream about biking to our cottage near Baraboo. Google calls it 218 miles. I'd probably budget four days due to all the hills north of the border, but see if I could do it in three.
I'd bring some audiobooks for the boring bits…"
"Seems to me that a lot of drivers are staring down at the road about 10 feet in front of their vehicles, oblivious to anything farther ahead or to the sides. Surprise! Where'd that bike come from!?
That might be due to the time change and…"
"I've had two kinds of hitch racks. The hanging rack was light and fine for regular bikes, but my wife insisted on riding a 30-lb. step-through. It was a serious pain wrestling all that ironmongery on and off the rack and making sure it was…"
"I wonder how much good those masks actually do for anything other than the very largest particulates. The really fine stuff, on the micron scale, is what causes long-term damage because you can't cough it up. And a filter mask can't screen…"
"Even if it feels like voting for the lesser of two evils, in the end there's less evil.
Tried early voting yesterday in Naperville but there was an hour-long line at the municipal center. I've never seen the like. Will bring a book and…"
"My first North Shore Century (and first actual century) took place on a cool, drizzly day. They had marvelous potato soup at the halfway stop in Kenosha. Best rest-stop food ever and incredibly thoughtful. "
"40.47 mph, although Cyclemeter won't specify when or where unless I upgrade to "Elite" or page thru all my rides to pinpoint it. I don't remember the ride offhand but I'm guessing it was in Southern Ohio -- not enough hill…"
"Tried the Kickstand Classic bicycle "race" back in October. It was a hoot. I did the 19 miles at an average speed 16.26 mph. I handily beat my goal of 15 mph, and finished 236th out of 349 participants -- but 2nd out of 11 in my age group.…"