Archive for September 2011

Carbon Fiber Bikes; Making The Grade

Carbon Fiber Bikes; Making The Grade
Fall is in the air and the cycling enthusiast’s thoughts turn to year-end deals on a new bike. In my previous post on this topic, I listed the reasons why off-brand, budget-priced carbon fiber road bikes may appear to be an affordable option.  But after you strip away the paint and graphics, you really can’t... Read more »

Slow Down, Sit Up, and Enjoy the Colors

Slow Down, Sit Up, and Enjoy the Colors
Mother Nature has a calendar and she is punctual. Admittedly, I wasn’t around last week to notice the colors changing along the bike path.  I was stuck in the desert, marveling at opulent hotels and interesting tourists as I traversed ribbons of concrete, marble floors, and dizzying carpet patterns.  There were colors all around me,... Read more »

Carbon Fiber Bikes; Breaking The Mould For Lower Prices

Carbon Fiber Bikes; Breaking The Mould For Lower Prices
Let’s face it, most of us get pretty excited when some new game-changing gizmo or gadget hits the market. We wait patiently, longing for the day when we can experience the perceived ecstasy this life altering technology promises.  We know how this works.  The price will eventually come down.  We need to wait just long... Read more »
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What Happens In Vegas Can Stay In Vegas

What Happens In Vegas Can Stay In Vegas
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding.  Slot machines chatter while forlorn gamblers insert their last dollar bills and stare hopefully at the screen.  Men in suits.  Young adults who look like they haven’t slept in days.  Old ladies on Rascal scooters.  The one-armed bandit beckons them all right up until their flight’s final boarding call. Welcome... Read more »

Switching Gears and Talking About Obama's Jobs Plan

He had to do something. With his approval rating plummeting and his popularity only marginally higher than that of Congress, our President had to offer a bold solution for the nation’s unemployment problem. Was it too little, too late?  Would it be a non-starter for the GOP?  Did he open the negotiation with too much... Read more »

Contemplations On The Katy Trail

Contemplations On The Katy Trail
There I was, just riding along as they say, contemplating my next blog post. I was excited to be pedaling a section of the famous Katy Trail – the nation’s longest continuous rail trail – on a beautiful early September morning.  Heading west with the heavily wooded bluffs to my right, the flood plains of... Read more »
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This Weekend, See The Forest For The Trees

This Weekend, See The Forest For The Trees
I am going to miss all the green. Already there are subtle reminders that summer has run its course.  Certain trees here and there are exhibiting a little yellow and brown.  The leaves that have fallen are changing colors as they lie on the path.  The tassels on the prairie grass have created a sea... Read more »