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, November 14, 2011

Extended Season

November is being kind to us with extending the mild weather and biking season with it.  Friday I closed week #32 with a small sum of miles at just under 20 for the week.  We had rain and my work schedule didn't allow for much riding, especially with after work rides out now with daylight savings time turned back for the season.  However we had very mild temps this weekend and I've already got more miles than last week after just two days of riding.  Last year my last day of outdoor riding season was November 13th.  With good weather in the forecast for this week it looks like my season will go past that for sure. 

We're supposed to have very mild weather with sunshine tomorrow and my aim is to explore a brand new to me trail in Milford.  This last Saturday had me back at Kensington for possibly my last ride there of the season and Sunday afternoon was spent with my Godson and nephew Andrew at Hudson Mills.  We traveled both trails in the park and right near the end he spied playground equipment and he was off exploring each of the climable pieces of equipment.


  1. Great stuff! It's amazing how there's always somewhere new to ride. That little park looks like a lot of fun!

  2. Yes there are always new paths to explore and this was only a small section of the playground, Andrew thought it was the highlight of the day.

  3. Andrew has a joyous smile. Makes me want to smile right back.

  4. Sue, he is a very happy little boy and he calls his two thumbs up his trademark and pops them up when he sees a camera.