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, March 2, 2012


Last night I was scouting out a new route on the back roads and came across this llama farm.  These furry guys were very friendly and when I got out of the car to take some photos they were more than cooperaive and curious and came right up to the fence to pose.

This trio posed for me!  I didn't count but best guess is that there were about 15-18 of them on the farm.  I'm getting so excited for bike riding that I'm out scouting routes in my car.


  1. They'll be even more curious when you visit them by bike! Gorgous photo :)

  2. MBG, that's funny! I wonder what they'll think of wheeled apparatus? They have such cute faces, makes them look adorable.