Category Archives: nature

Gratitude for a Ride this Thanksgiving

  Today, with a little bit of organization, I could take some time in the middle of the day, to ride.  And I am so glad I did.  The weather was beautiful, the streets I rode on were unusually quiet, … Continue reading

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Giving Gratitude, or in the words of Jon Stewart, “Your moment of zen”

Here we are in November already, and while riding this weekend I had to stop and give thanks.  As I rode I reflected on the beauty of the azure sky and bay, and the way the sun sparkled on the … Continue reading

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Esperanza, Bluff Point NY

Tuesday’s destination was Esperanza Mansion, in Bluff Point.  To get to Esperanza, the group rode 48.3 miles, covering quite a few hills, through the lovely little town of Hammondsport.  The Esperanza Mansion was charming, offering splendid views of Lake Keuka. … Continue reading

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“Falling” Over the Beauty of Watkins Glenn

          Monday consisted of a ride through the scenic Finger Lakes wine country, meeting up with the SAG vehicle to have a picnic lunch at a winery, and then on to see the splendor of  (19 … Continue reading

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About Face: Bell’s Palsy Diagnosis

“We must let go of the life we planned, as to accept the one that is waitng for us.”  Joseph Campbell I was anticipating the Finger Lakes Bicycle Tour with glee for some time.  However, even best made plans do … Continue reading

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Some scenes from the Finger Lakes

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Bicycles = Happiness

A quote I read this morning fits so perfectly with my day yesterday  http://shebicycles.com/  “It is better to travel well than to arrive.”  Buddha My happy, upbeat mood resonated with me all day yesterday after my boardwalk ride.  Watching the … Continue reading

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