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!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday May 1, 2011

Another fun filled day on the bike, took a ride with my cycling buddy Deb and we went from Brandemere Park and the loop around Gallup Park and back for a sweet 9.82 miles. I still can't say enough good things about this bike.

I don't recall ever being able to sprint with my other bike, I can with this one, it just seems to accelerate quickly, I can't imagine why as I don't know that much about the engineering of bikes and their drivetrains but something is way different about this bike from my other one. The only way I can describe it is that it's peppy. Now, I can understand how a car can feel peppy because it has to do with the engine and horespower, but I am the driving force on both of these bikes? Somehow it's more efficient?

Saw some pretty flowers in the overflow of the riverbank, not sure what they are but they sure were a nice bright patch of yellow sunshine in the yet to be budded out forrest lining the bank.

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