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!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

They're Here!

Hooray!  The panniers that I won in the Let's Go Ride A Bike Summer Games Contest arrived.  Here they are pictured, however the bike was muddy from my last dirt road ride.

Yesterday ended Week #24 of this year's outdoor riding season with 44.54 in mileage.  Not too bad for 4 days of riding.  Overall I am working on upping my weekly mileage.  The last two to three weeks have been off that trend with vacation, work conference and being ill interrupting my schedule.  Barring unforseen circumstances I should be back on track.  My short term goal is to work up to 20 mile rides consistently like 2 times per week and the rest of the riding being in the 8-12 mile range.  That should have me consistently riding between 50-70 miles per week range for the balance of the season.


  1. Congratulations on winning the panniers. Let us know how you like them. They match your bike nicely.

  2. They do look perfect on your bike, well done!

    I'm so impressed by your mileage, fingers crossed for a short mild winter for you!

  3. Thank you ladies! They are a beautiful compliment to the bike. I'll have to photograph them full from a shopping trip.