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!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Doing difficult things pictoral

Kite Festival atop a large windy hill
Looking down into one of the valleys from the summit

A cyclist is decending

down the hill


  1. What lovely open vistas - thank you!

  2. It's a bit hard to tell from the photos but the valley has a big shopping complex and this portion of the trail is weird as it's as wide as a road, in most sections it's about 8' wide, on top of this hill it just opens up to be a big wide drive. At the very bottom of the hill is a big fence around an industrial business, you need to make a sharp left and the trail picks up again and narrows, follows along side the highway, around the stores and restaurants and then it's back into the woods and the paved old rail road bed. It gets very flat and very straight. What I didn't photograph is the view from the top of the hill looking north across the 6 lane divided highway there is another valley on the north side that is undeveloped and a combination of wooded and rolling meadowland.