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!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Longest Mileage Week This Season

A ride up the lake tonight and various places around town capped of my highest mileage week of this riding season.  Yesterday was a car free day, everyplace I went in town was by bike.  Weather temps have been more moderate, humidity has been lower and I am feeling very strong and have not had the shortness of breath that I was experiencing most of the last 6-8 weeks.  It's nearly a year since I first started riding again and I am pondering how to mark the occasion with a special ride or week.  Hmmmm.

For week #15 I have 56.15 miles.  Yay!


  1. Fantastic mileage! I'm glad the weather has been kinder to you this week. The leaves on the trees are starting to turn brown here, I really don't know what happened to summer.
    Anyway, COngratulations on your year of riding! I think mine is due this week, although I'm not sure exactly when. I shall be happy just to get on the bike and ride, if the rain stops during child-care hours!

  2. Thanks MBG, your summer has disappeared? I know you've had a lot of rain but didn't know that temps may be cool? We are the opposite on this side of the pond. Hot and semi-drought conditions. I'm trying to get to 200 miles this month, I was not quite 1/2 way at mid month but close. Congrats to both of us on nearly a year of riding!