Category Archives: Bicycle Journey 2011

Smile When They Least Expect It

While I was on my cycling trip I learned to ride defensively, acknowledging every oncoming driver on a quiet road, nodding and smiling at every driver coming into to a right turn situation so that I knew I was seen.  … Continue reading

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Bike Trip Epitaph – Guiding Principles

I am home now.  I slept in my own bed, I went back to yoga, I took my housemate out to my favorite restaurant; I did some repairs for my tenants.  Tomorrow I return to work.  I think if my … Continue reading

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Bike Trip Day 46 – 9/3/11 – Amherst, MA to Cambridge, MA

Start:  Amherst, MA Finish: Cambridge, MA Weather:  85 degrees, sunny Miles:  89 Distance to date: 3,050 Today was one of choice – do I bite the bullet and go all the way home or do I spread the trip out … Continue reading

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Bike Trip Day 45 – 9/2/11 – Lenox, MA to Amherst, MA

Start:  Lenox, MA Finish: Amherst, MA Weather:  70 degrees, sunny Miles:  55 Distance to date: 2,961 Ah, Massachusetts.  The landscape is beautiful. The people cold, the drivers are vicious, the food is intricate, the portions are small.  Welcome home. The … Continue reading

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Bike Trip Day 44 – 9/1/11 – Colonie NY to Lenox, MA

Start:  Colonie NY Finish: Lenox, MA Weather:  70 degrees, partly sunny Miles:  50 Distance to date: 2,906 I woke today to beautiful skies, took my time leaving the very nice EconoLodge and headed down Central Avenue in Albany, a street … Continue reading

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Bike Trip day 43 – 8/31/11 – Schuyler, NY to Colonie, NY

Start:  Schuyler, NY Finish: Colonie NY Weather:  75 degrees, sunny Miles:  85 Distance to date: 2,856 Everything on the bike happens a little slower than by other modes.  Today, several days after the event, I finally met up with Irene.  … Continue reading

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Bike Trip day 42 – 8/30/11 – Cicero, NY to Schuyler, NY

Start:  Cicero, NY Finish: Schuyler, NY Weather:  75 degrees, sunny Miles:  58 Distance to date: 2,771 Just when you start to think, all I have to do is log miles to get home, you have a day of such unexpected … Continue reading

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