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, June 19, 2012

Reader Contest

I invite readers to share their best bicycle ride story.  If you're following this blog you've read about my favorite bike ride now I'd like to read about yours. 

1.  Your favorite ride (yeah, I know it's hard we love them all) and a short story about it, photos appreciated.

2.  Respond via a comment to this post.

3.  Deadline is July 6th, 2012.

4.  Readers will be the judge by voting after all entries are in.

5.  Prize is bragging rights! and a feature on your blog if you have one.

I'm looking forward to reading about your rides whether recent events, childhood memories or something in between, share the fun!


  1. Here's my favorite ride recently

  2. Melalvai,

    What a great story! I loved reading about your experience on a tandem bike. I've always wanted to ride one and never have yet. Now I'm going to have to read your experience on the BAK ride and follow your blog. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Hey Deb,

    I also happen to have a tandem story and it's also on my blog. ;)


    Jen (Jiffer on TeamEstrogen)

  4. Jen,

    Lovely post about your tandem experience. You made me feel like I was right alongside you on that ride. I've often wondered about some of the very things you address about tandem riding. Sounds like it's been a great experience for you!

    1. I forgot to mention how great that photo is of you and "Honey Pie" with matching jerseys on your tandem. Your shout out "I'm riding a TANDEM!" sounds like something I might do. I got a big kick out of that.