Category Archives: Thoughts on Two Wheels

Bicycling-related posts

Spare Me the “Eroic” Efforts

Y’all… have you ever committed to doing something you were kind of scared to do, and wanted to get it over with, but had to keep waiting and waiting? Sort of like climbing an endless ladder to jump off a … Continue reading

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Ireland Part 3: Best Ride Day. No, Really!

Thanks for your patience with Parts 1 and 2. At last, I’m done philosophizing and ready to jump into the actual cycling aspect of the, um, cycling tour. Here I am with fellow cyclist Julia and our wonderful Ciclismo Classico … Continue reading

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Ireland Part 1: “Learn the Dance”

Last week, Brent and I enjoyed a fully-supported Ciclismo Classico bicycle tour in Ireland, more or less along the southwest coast. COVID restrictions in Ireland had lifted just in time for us to make the journey. I have a handful … Continue reading

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Cyclist’s Prayer

(c) 2021 Jan C. Johnson Lord, I’m setting out to ride. Go with me and be my guide. Keep me safe from angry dogs, Poison snakes and feral hogs, Yellowjacket on my shades,Gravel up the steepest grades,Headwinds and torrential rains,Roadways … Continue reading

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Zombie Pickup Truck

First, let me say I always use a mirror when bicycling. Nerdy? Who cares? Cyclists gotta see what’s coming up behind them. Recently while out on the road, a pickup passed me. Followed by a sudden flashback. I can’t believe … Continue reading

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Curb Your Enthusiasm!

Late last summer, our second Italy bicycle tour was closing in fast. Time to start hitting some hills! So one Saturday, I hopped on Sully and took off for a hilly climbers’ playground neighborhood near Joe Pool Lake. After an … Continue reading

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