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!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Biking Candidate

What a great combination bicycling and campagning.  I get to enjoy my favorite outdoor activity while making door to door contact with voters and citizens.  From the feedback I'm getting there are a couple of things that put a smile to my face.  One is that I have very good support within the community and the second very interesting things is how many people seem to think that campaigning by bike is a very cool and novel idea.  I love it!

Yesterday I had a young couple remark that they would vote for me based on the fact that I was biking my way around the township.  Now I'm pretty certain that this was at least half in jest but it's an indication that people are warmed up to the idea that their public officials are quite approachable and everyday folk just like them.  Of course we are!  Besides these folks I have had a lot of very positive comments about campaigning by bike.

I had a friend kindly photo shop a picture of my bike, now I just gotta find one of these signs for my wheel in real life.  Way cool!

I've just gotta get one of these signs for real


  1. Hee! I love the idea of a VOTE sign in your spokes. =)

  2. Glad you like it, I do too. I'm trying to find a place to have some made.