First Day’s Ride

Barely finished  the first  Day’s ride. The last 2.5 mile  climb  to 6000 feet I had to stop 4 times to get  my heart rate down below max heart rate due to the 6% grade. On Tuesday I will have … Continue reading

Beartooth Highway Tour

Assembled this array of parts into this. The secret,  pictures! I rode 1050 miles this year training for the tour. At my average speed,  that is about 100 hours on the bike. The tour will take us up the Beartooth … Continue reading

Ernie the Elm Tree

Three years after a tornado hit my property, Ernie the Elm is still clinging to life. The elm tree’s leaves just now came out a week ago. The elm was nearly torn out of the ground by the tornado on … Continue reading

Wildlife Survival Sanctuary Visit

Mankind’s true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at itsmercy: animals.~Milan Kundera (1929-) ,The Unbearable Lightness of Being I visited the Wildlife Survival Sanctuary yesterday in Spring … Continue reading

The Horses of Hernando County

  I have watched these young horses grow up together the last two years. The first time I saw them they were tiny foals nursing from their mother. I always stop by their horse farm whenever I cycle the Withlacoochee … Continue reading