Category Archives: Pedaling Principles – Observations on America at Ten Miles Per Hour

Singing and Riding in the Rain

One of the hidden pleasures of being a cyclist is singing as I ride.  True, it’s possible to sing in my car, but the sound comes back at me instead of adding to the vibration of the universe.  I can … Continue reading

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Pedaling Principles Chapter Eighteen – Positive Approach Yields Positive Results

Guiding principles as a methodology to solve problems and maximize outcomes is a powerful tool.  It begins by finding the commonalties among diverse groups in any situation.  They are usually stronger than we anticipate.  It states in broad terms what … Continue reading

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Pedaling Principles Chapter Seventeen – Entitled to Contribute

I believe in the adage, ‘We get the government we deserve.’  I do not think it applies to everyone in the world; people living under tyrannical dictators have little choice but to endure until seeds of change can sprout, but … Continue reading

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Pedaling Principles Chapter 16 – Critical Success Targets for the Bike Trip – How Did I Do?

I arrived back in Cambridge on the evening of September 3 after pedaling 3,050 miles; a very convoluted route from Denver to Cambridge, but for reasons that are not logical I found it was easier to make spontaneous detours at … Continue reading

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Pedaling Princples chapter Fifteen – Massachusetts, The State of Our Health

I rolled over the pass between Perry Peak and Shaker Mountain and headed home into Massachusetts.  Not far beyond the Pittsfield sign I saw the familiar blue square with the white H directing me to a hospital nearby.  Welcome back … Continue reading

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Pedaling Principles Chapter 14 – New York, Money as the Measure of Empire

One of the ironies of America is that we were founded on lofty principles of man’s right for self-determination and a bevy of personal freedoms, but as soon as the country got rolling, one freedom never explicitly stated took hold … Continue reading

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Pedaling Principles Chapter 13 – Pennsylvania, Words the Inspire Action

I am fond of Pennsylvania’s nickname, the Keystone State, since I feel a kinship for architectural terminology, even when applied in a different context.  I also appreciate its double meaning, as Pennsylvania was not only the keystone of our original … Continue reading

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