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    Sticky: Heh, I feel like that all the time - steel,...

    Heh, I feel like that all the time - steel, straight tubes, downtube shifters, the bike and I, we're a rolling antiques road show :)


    So, evidently, does the rider. Good on you, neighbor! :thumb:
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    Sticky: Thanks. It was a bit of a chore. Had a real...

    Thanks. It was a bit of a chore. Had a real nuisance - my left cleat was worn out and wouldn't lock into the pedal. It just let go completely right as the ride started. I'd bought new cleats a...
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    Sticky: Hadn't ridden in over 2 weeks whilst fighting off...

    Hadn't ridden in over 2 weeks whilst fighting off a really persistent sinus infection. But I'd already paid the registration fee, so I went ahead, unprepared as I was, and rode the Gainesville...
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    Sticky: Another cloudy rainy Tuesday, another no-show for...

    Another cloudy rainy Tuesday, another no-show for the LowBees. Ended up doing 24 and change with the Tuesday night fast bunch - averaged 18.1. Don't feel fatigued and no leg cramps. That's...
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    Sticky: Another trip to the inlaws, another windy beach...

    Another trip to the inlaws, another windy beach ride. Left Taylor Park and headed down the Trail, then out Pasadena to the beaches and up Gulf Blvd to Clearwater. Ran afoul of construction -...
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    Sticky: I've FINALLY gotten off my lazy situpon and...

    I've FINALLY gotten off my lazy situpon and started riding again. Yay me. Even replaced my busted computer so's I can see how far/fast/etc. I've been riding. This newfangled digital wunderkind even...
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    Sticky: Another year, another Gainesville Cycling...

    Another year, another Gainesville Cycling Festival. Did my usual 55. Of course, despite telling myself over and over, "pace yourself, don't hammer it early" I latched onto a paceline rolling along...
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    Sticky: Another Saturday, another club ride, this time a...

    Another Saturday, another club ride, this time a shortened loop through Monteocha and LaCrosse. 35 miles, most of it in the rain. Had a lot of fun but got soaked - socks wringing wet, shoes and...
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    Sticky: Did the Tour de Tow... 63 @ 15.5. Usual...

    Did the Tour de Tow... 63 @ 15.5. Usual headwinds over a good bit of the course. I still am mildly amazed that somehow there's a 2-1/2 mile stretch that's pretty much all uphill. :) Flatted at 38...
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    Sticky: Only got one commute in this week 'cause of...

    Only got one commute in this week 'cause of errands requiring the car, and a two day road trip for work. Did the club ride this morning out to Worthington Springs. Felt pretty good, but misjudged...
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    Sticky: Phew. HUUUUUUUUUMID!!!! :( Did the club ride...

    Phew. HUUUUUUUUUMID!!!! :( Did the club ride this morning - 48 miles @ 15.5. Feels like I'm getting back into something approximating decent condition. :thumb: Good thing, too. The Tour de Tow...
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    Sticky: Well, the dork in the mirror actually commuted by...

    Well, the dork in the mirror actually commuted by bicycle this morning, probably the first of several such outings. Mind you, there's a lot of making a virtue of necessity here, as I had to stop...
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    Sticky: Wow, three rides in less than a week. I'm onto...

    Wow, three rides in less than a week. I'm onto something here. :thumb: Went out Millhopper Road and back in 39th Ave and up The Wall. 20 miles at an average 15.7. And only a little bit of leg...
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    Sticky: Down at the inlaws' for the weekend with a dozen...

    Down at the inlaws' for the weekend with a dozen teenagers from the youth group. FUN! Got two rides in. Saturday I went up the Trail and across to Clearwater Beach and back. It wasn't Alpe...
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    I read somewhere a long time ago that a good way...

    I read somewhere a long time ago that a good way to deal with aggresive canines is to squirt 'em with your water bottle. The mutt thinks he's being peed on, and some kind of internal doggy pecking...
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    Sticky: So the other week my 16yo daughter had a Close...

    So the other week my 16yo daughter had a Close Encounter with an automobile, the driver of which had a somewhat inadequate operational comprehension of those red and white octagon shaped signs. My...
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    Sticky: Been a while since I spun the two wheels, thanks...

    Been a while since I spun the two wheels, thanks to holidays, travel, work, more work, several bouts of the creeping crud with wailing and gnashing of teeth and antibiotics... let my firstborn talk...
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    Well, I didn't ride Saturday 'cause the Rotary...

    Well, I didn't ride Saturday 'cause the Rotary Club in Bartow cancelled the Rotary Ride to Read at the last minute, citing not enough preregistrations to cover the cost of actually going through with...
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    Sticky: Keep forgetting to update this. Last week I was...

    Keep forgetting to update this. Last week I was up in Maryland. Hit the Mount Vernon Trail; I was wearing the Ben & Jerry's jersey, and the B & J's in Old Town Alexandria gave me a free scoop of...
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    Sticky: Yeah, keeping those bike lanes and shoulders...

    Yeah, keeping those bike lanes and shoulders swept would be nice. Got out and put another 44 on the clock, and doggone it I flatted AGAIN, this time in downtown Clearwater. Grr. I'm gonna write a...
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    Sticky: Spent the morning on a Segway tour of downtown...

    Spent the morning on a Segway tour of downtown Tampa with the family. My many years' experience crashing bicycles came in handy when my daughter collided with me and knocked me and my Segway to the...
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    Looking to piece together a 40-50 mile route...

    Looking to piece together a 40-50 mile route starting/ending at Taylor Lake in Largo, likely including some or all of Gulf Blvd. for Saturday late morning. Doubtless the end of the ride will include...
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    Sticky: Made the Vetmed Tuesday loop three weeks out of...

    Made the Vetmed Tuesday loop three weeks out of four (missed a couple weeks ago due to my GI tract running in reverse - blech!). Managed this week to beat last week's time by ten minutes. Felt...
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    Sticky: Did the 37 mile route on the Tour de Tow on...

    Did the 37 mile route on the Tour de Tow on Saturday. Brutal easterly winds made the first half of the out-and-back route memorably painful, but having that breeze on the backside made for a tearing...
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    Sticky: Made it out last Saturday and this past Tuesday...

    Made it out last Saturday and this past Tuesday for club rides - 38 and 22 miles respectively. Feeling fairly good. It rained Saturday and I hosed all the mud off the bike and then forgot to lube...
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