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!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rain - but wait a short window of opportunity

Rain all day but I managed to find a short window and get out for a little spin 4.45 miles around a nearby subdivision. Today the Ann Arbor Bicycling Touring Society hosted a Ride of Silence for those killed on bikes. I had hoped to go but I am a bit of a fair weather cycler and the threat of not only rain but also thunderstorms kept me at home.

The ride takes place in a slow procession style of 10 mph or less, in silence with head bowed. Last year we had a local man who was killed on his bike, it's always sad.


  1. Oh, I agree. It's been a melancholy week with all this rain and the sadness of the Ride in Silence. I don't enjoy riding much in the rain no matter how well dressed I am for it.

  2. Me neither! I don't go out on purpose and ride if it's raining. Rain is time to catch up on other things.