2017

My 2017 on the Bike

I spent many hours in the bike saddle in 2017. In early January I looked at the 4,783 miles I had biked in 2016. I decided to round up to […]

My 2017 in Books

I read a lot of books in 2017. The grand total was 100 books. That was more than 32,000 pages of text. This total includes listening, as well as reading. I consumed […]

You & a Bike & a Road

In 2016, Eleanor Davis documented her bike tour and then published part of it as You & a Bike & a Road. Anyone who does a long-distance bike ride will […]

<em>Holy Spokes</em>

“There is always an unexplored neighborhood somewhere in the city.
There is always more of the infinite mystery of the Holy to explore.
There is always a new road to ride.”

Pan Mass Challenge 2017

The Pan Mass Challenge is a physical and emotional roller coaster.  2017 was no different. The first downward plunge happened a few weeks before the PMC. The group that traditionally […]

Bike to Becket 2017

Both kids have escaped Newton to spend four weeks of summer camp in the Berkshires. Last weekend was parents’ weekend and I was expected to sleep in a tent with […]

B2VT 2017

On June 10 I rode in the 17th annual edition of the B2VT ride (formerly known as the B2B). It’s one of the most challenging single day rides in New England. […]

My 2016 Year on the Bike

A while back, I decided to get back in the saddle and ride my bike more often. That continued into 2016, with both bike commuting and recreational cycling. I set […]