Night Rider


Traveling through the night whether through a bright lit city or windy mountain under the moon roads has always given me a feeling of thinking and dreaming and deep appreciation for the life and longing for the next day. I rode a charter bus Atlanta under the night sky during a tour weekend. I started to get the feeling of angst when going into this same deep thought for wanting to feel comfortable enough to fully breathe in this inspiring night outside the glass of the bus and inside the midnight sky.

Safety in general is not promised to us. We understand this and you must be tamed in your thoughts to know when to harness this energy and use it elsewhere. Riding definitely can free my mind body and spirit providing me comfort when silence is warmth. Air howling is the loudest distraction and that is under my  volume control. Me turning down its volume fully submerges into the night riding on two wheels as quietly as the motor-less tread has been constructed. I don’t want to lament about safety, I want to escape to love for one night and not worry about loved ones worrying whether I will come back in one peace.

With added bike lanes and technological advancements for my safety just being seen as a bike ride into the night, the world still isn’t safe enough for us to ride anywhere without a thought or care. We now ride for something every time we think to strap our helmet and yes we support wearing helmets on this side. It is very cool.

This void doesn’t have to always be filled on a daily basis but taking advantage of that full moon and its different slices is a thought. I’m wearing a helmet but my safety precaution is not falling on the curb on this night. Percentages are higher I get bopped over my head for feeling this free of spirit. The boldness of letting go knowing I’m riding among a world where some don’t want to see you let go so freely and need to tell you about.

Ode to finding a real swell gang of cyclists to form and share this love light up the night and stay on our designated path. Not marathon mileage but just enough and correctly scheduled to sync with sunsets, brightest moons, and sunrises. The schedule would focus around the schedules of our area’s best times for these sun and moon occurrences. And yes we are lit up like that Men In Black Scene, glorious, minding our own, yet loving what’s all of ours.

Steel City Showdown


Here we go, on to the race. This Summer you have loads of options for different cycling competitions and probably have already attempted and experienced them. I have the opportunity to fully engage in this years Pedal Pittsburgh that encourages safe cycling for all. The event is at the end of this month on the 30th for one day only. Lets ride on. I am preparing this ride with some spotty light training with an emergency dentist Pittsburgh that is looking to attempt this 25 mile or 62 mile option route after years off the wheel. Whew, we will finish because that is how much we continue to push ourselves everyday but, it will be our next challenge. Pedal Pittsburgh has fully marked courses through the city’s scenic trail views and best bike friendly roads. Even if we get totally gassed early we can look to be met along the way with full service rest stops. Not too bad for an out of shape doctor and cycle manic.  This fun historic race started in 1994 and has continued since. It allows the rider to choose their own path such as life. The race is the regions top event. Continue reading Steel City Showdown

Cycle Manic Kick It


I know manic is usually overdoing it and frantic but, recognize this energy we have instilled in all us riders since birth we harness this high level energy and when able to expend effort to put forth more to gain more of this wisdom doing so and allow knowledge to direct your processes. It does not have to be the way you think you know now and we know it all only because history, training, and then intense training and preparation. We now know where to dig for the muscle memory strength to continue pedaling in our preparation and openness to mentored guidance traveling. I can still get credit for sitting on my own seat and controlling the ultimate destination and mainly want to attach myself to the uplifting feeling anyway.  Also my own choices, influenced from a credible proven system source.  Verify the course that has seemed to have been laid out for us to marvel at its design but was naturally crafted before our wheels were turning so now we can navigate a swift, if needed, well traveled ride. Enhance the vision of the path’a route and check off each skill prerequisite as you acquire more attributes and learn how to use your chosen model. Yes, it does make you more skillful faster to listen to the right information & utilize the map of course, but apply and learn it now.