This year marks the 30th anniversary of Breaking Away, the movie that launched a million wannabe bike racers. I wasn’t one of them, but I was still captivated by the story, the characters, and, yes, even the cycling. In 1979, my wife and I were living in an apartment in Richardson, Texas (on Prestonwood Drive,… Continue reading “Breaking Away” and Jumping Off
Wherein the blogger contemplates the ruination of one bicycle frame in order to possibly ruin another, much more expensive one.
Texas Hill Country 2006: Hilly, Windy, Hot & Wormy
Ordinary adventures in the Texas Hill Country
Easter Hill Country Tour 2005
The 2005 edition of the Texas Easter Hill Country bicycle tour was wet and bereft of wildflowers. Even so, it was a great way to spend five days.
Riding in the Tour de Wino
As I mentioned a couple of days ago, MLB and I traveled 110 miles southwest to Fort Stockton, where the annual HarvestFest celebration was taking place. The attraction of this event to us came in the form of a bike ride to the Cordier Estates winery located 26 miles east of town, pretty much in… Continue reading Riding in the Tour de Wino
Easter Hill Country Tour – April, 2004
[Editor’s Note: The following post is the longest by far of any published on the Gazette. At 4,000 words, it violates the most basic tenet of blogging: keep it short and to the point. I apologize in advance for imposing this endless travelogue upon you. Perhaps the photos that accompany it will ease some of… Continue reading Easter Hill Country Tour – April, 2004
Weird Bikes: Long Live the Tinkerer!
I love tinkerers. You know, the folks who look at something that seems perfectly complete and functional, and decide that they know how to improve it. Tinkerers are driven by imagination and a desire to make their marks on the world. Or, perhaps, by simple curiosity: what will happen if I do this? I suspect… Continue reading Weird Bikes: Long Live the Tinkerer!
Cycling Adventures: 75.4 Miles Of Hellish Ecstasy
Added: Get a bike, they said. Go for a long ride, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. Well…guess what…