It's a new year and time once again to give a new look to this blog. New graphics and colors. Same bike writer!

This blog is created not only to track my own progress on my biking journey but it is intended to also assist others who have either osteo or rheumatoid arthritis or both like I do. I hope as you read about the progress I have made that it gives you inspiration and hope that you can overcome the dibilitating effects of these conditions.

If your doctor agrees that you should be capable of expanding your limits read on and don't be afraid, just listen to your body and give it challenges. Biking is a great non-impact form of exercise and greatly enhances flexibility and range of motion.

It's not a substitute for Doctor visits, taking your meds or otherwise getting off your health plan but it auguments what your Doctor does for you and can give you a better quality of life. Go for it!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Out of the last 12 days I've commuted to work 8 of them. Considering 2 days of rest and inclement weather that's not bad. I hope to make this a permenant habit during the months that weather permits. Some days there are a lot of meetings scattered in various places and tomorrow is one of them. I have a meeting 15 miles away and am not able to put in the time it would take for the ride plus the meeting and ride back, so I'll have to settle for an after work ride. That's a good thing to look forward to at days end.

I picked up a bike rack for my car today and it assembled easily enough and I did a trial mounting on the car, it's pretty simple and easy to use, however before I can put my bike on the carrier I'll need to get one of those bar extenders because mine is a girls bike and all the carriers are made for a top tube crossbar. Those are easy enough to find. I'm getting to like Dick's Sporting Goods, they have pretty good prices. It was $40 new and I saw some used identical ones on craigslist for more that that. Pays to know the going prices.

With a short commute and a single lap around Independance Lake I have 4.19 miles for the day. I was up for 2 -3 laps today but it started to rain and I wussed out.

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