Posts tagged "30 Days of Biking"

Navigating the St Louis Riverfront Trail

Navigating the St Louis Riverfront Trail
Sometimes you just have to deal with what lies in front of you – even if it aint all that pretty… At least that was my initial impression of the Riverfront Trail in St. Louis as I pedaled north from the downtown trailhead. At the south end of the 11-mile, paved, multi-use trail sits the... Read more »

30 Days of Biking begins next week!

30 Days of Biking begins next week!
When 30 Days of Biking kicked off on April 1st of 2012, I had already been out on my bike twelve times and ridden over 200 miles. This year’s tally; zero. It’s easy to blame it on the weather. Every one of those 12 rides last March featured temperatures above 60 degrees. Six were in... Read more »

10 Things I Learned from 30 Days of Biking

10 Things I Learned from 30 Days of Biking
30 Days of Biking comes to an end today.  National Bike Month and the National Bike Challenge officially begin tomorrow. While I sit mulling the take-away of one challenge while preparing for another, here are ten observations I made about bicycling in April: 10.  April is no longer the tentative start date of cycling season. ... Read more »
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30 Days of Biking: More Obstacles Along the Final Stretch

30 Days of Biking: More Obstacles Along the Final Stretch
On Day 21, I woke up in a hotel room in Duluth Minnesota.  It was 37 degrees outside with a 9mph wind coming out of the east. When you’re in Duluth and the wind is coming from the east – straight off “the big lake they call Gitche Gumee” – you can expect a wind... Read more »

30 Days of Biking Day 15: Halfway Home

30 Days of Biking Day 15: Halfway Home
Fifteen down, fifteen to go. Figuratively speaking, I’m halfway home when it comes to time spent riding during 30 Days of Biking.  Geographically speaking, I’m nowhere near halfway home. I have just completed day three of an eleven day business trip that will take me through Western Wisconsin, the Twin Cities, Duluth, the North Woods,... Read more »

30 Days of Biking: Maintaining Momentum

30 Days of Biking: Maintaining Momentum
It’s cold out there today. The temperature has yet to crack forty and it may hit forty five in time for a lunchtime loop.  That’s also when the wind will increase to twenty four miles per hour.  I’m no meteorologist, but I’m guessing there’s a windchill factor that will make it feel pretty damn cold... Read more »
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30 Days of Chafing, er Biking

30 Days of Chafing, er Biking
After a solid week of bicycling every single day, I have observed a few things. Flowering trees.  Sprouting dandelions.  A woodchuck.  Innumerable scurrying squirrels.  A goose attempting to nest in the middle of the bike trail.  Deer. Nature is glorious at the start of spring.  People, on the other hand… I shivered in sympathy watching... Read more »

60 Second Cycling Summary: Upcoming Events and Week in Review

60 Second Cycling Summary: Upcoming Events and Week in Review
I would love to hear from any of you participating in 30 Days of Biking – especially on uninspiring days like yesterday with high winds and low temps (I barely made 7 miles). Had it not been for my commitment to riding every day in April, I would have been content just to read all... Read more »

30 Days of Biking Day 4: Loving the Lunchtime Loop

30 Days of Biking Day 4: Loving the Lunchtime Loop
Just in case you’ve been wondering what 30 Days of Biking is all about… “30 Days of Biking has one rule…  Bike somewhere every day for 30 days – around the block, 20 miles to work, whatever suits you – then share your adventures online.  We advocate daily bicycling because we believe it enriches lives... Read more »
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30 Days of Biking Day 3: What Women Really Want

30 Days of Biking Day 3: What Women Really Want
Knowledge. Easy enough.  Now on to my Day 3 ride report… A little more commentary?  Well, alright, you’ve twisted my arm. Women cyclists crave knowledge.  They want to know where to ride, who to ride with, and how to ride safely.  They would like to know more about bike selection, proper bike fit, and basic... Read more »