Monthly Archives: May 2006

getting the boot

Today in the doctor’s office my red cast came off, revealing…well, I’ll spare you the particulars. It wasn’t a pretty sight. To me, anyway. The doc said it looks great and I guess I can take her word for it. … Continue reading

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envelope of safety

Here’s a try at a short post that doesn’t use the words “bike” or “wreck.” I was riding two days ago, the first longer out-and-about ride (16-18 miles) since the…you know. It was a wonderful day, warm, not too breezy…perfect … Continue reading

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tradition

You can’t see all of us, but four generations are represented in this picture. The planter and its mate across the sidewalk were among the items of interest I loaded into our van at my parents’ home in Jacksonville, Florida, … Continue reading

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look who came for mothers day

This smiling girl woke up at 5:45 this morning, looked out the window, and announced, “It’s time to go to Gus and Gum’s house! Do we have our tickets?” Since then she’s been on the go, no nap, just a … Continue reading

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getting to know the neighbors

Just before we left on our “blowout” ride I spent some time pulling weeds around the yard. From the backyard I heard the sounds of a father and his four-year-old son who live two houses to the east of us. … Continue reading

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blowout…a captain’s perspective

Tandem talk is a little unusual. Some of it is directed toward the bike…”she’s not pedaling,” or “cool bike” (a common kid response to the recumbent machinery). Talking on the bike is one of the cool aspects of tandem riding, … Continue reading

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blowout – part 8

Today was my red-letter day—RED being the operative word! I went into the doctor’s office fully decided to leave in a black cast. After all, black is my color. But when the doc and her assistant saw the cute and … Continue reading

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