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On Two Wheels Outside Please Voice from the Middle

RAGBRAI (130 miles on a bike seat)

I recently rode more than 130 miles on my bicycle over two days.  It was glorious. If you are biker in the U.S. Midwest, you may have heard of RAGBRAI. For those of you who haven’t, it is an acronym for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. One July week every year, thousands […]

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On Two Wheels Re-invent Yourself at 50 Voice from the Middle

Bicycling to Work

I’ve always wanted to live close enough to my work to be able to bike there. The thought of leaving a smaller footprint on the earth by bicycling somewhere I go five days a week has appeal to me. Also appealing, is the drive at the busiest time of day is a major dislike of […]

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Dawg in the House On Two Wheels Voice from the Middle

One is the Loneliest Number

I love that song.  Three Dog Night had it right. One is the Loneliest Number. If you are on your own out there.  I mean — on. your. own. — not living a block from your parents who still help you landscape, not in a marriage, long-term relationship, or living with family, and not a […]

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On Two Wheels Outside Please

Cycling Century Ride

Two weeks ago, I rode 108 bicycle miles between Sunday through Saturday. This probably wasn’t the first time, but in previous years, I didn’t keep track of my miles. One hundred and eight miles is a time commitment when a person works full-time, has family responsibilities, and is the sole person doing chores around the […]