A few years ago, I was diagnosed with depression, although, considering how much some others suffer, it really isn’t that serious at all. I do have medication but, I’ll admit that, when I’m feeling fine, I tend to forget to take them. I seem to coast for a bit without the medication and then, the coasting … More Struggling to Keep Cycling
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” “I like things to happen. And if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen.” “This is no time for ease and … More Inspirational Quotes from an Unexpected Source
Although, as you can see in the graphic below from MapMyRide, I have done some cycling so far this year, 2017, I am itching to ramp up my cycling, to start cycling on a regular basis and for longer distances. To date in 2017, I have ridden 124km, 48 of which have been in March … More Itching for Biking
You may not suffer from any of these if your cycling distances are low but because I cycle for fitness in the summer, the extra distances not only result in muscle soreness and tiredness some days, but also other ailments from sitting in the saddle for 2-5hr in a day. As best as l can … More Saddle Sores, Butt Rashes and Chafing, Oh My!
Yesterday’s ride home was tortuous: although the temperature was nice and the sun was out, the winds were very strong, gusting and worst of all, were headwinds for most of my 24km ride home. According to The Weather Network, the maximum wind for the area was 78kph which is perfectly in line with how it … More Gusty Strong Winds
When my father was 54, he was on holiday in Scotland and one day, while out walking/hiking, he had a mild heart attack (probably just pains at the time but when he returned to Canada and visited his doctor, a mild heart attack was confirmed). Given that he was not overweight, didn’t smoke or drink, … More Cycling for My Life
At the other night’s executive meeting of the Sudbury Cyclists Union, I learned that Ontario passed Bill 182 in 2014 called the Bike Month Act whereby June is the official Bike Month. If the Legislative Assembly of Ontario tells us to go out and ride our bikes, who can argue with that! You’ve got two days to … More Bill 182, The Bike Month Act