Category Archives: Cycling

Cycling Devotion: It’s Lonely Going Uphill Alone

There must have been 40-50 people on my last ride, all in one group, just cruising along laughing and having a good time; what cycling was meant to be. This utopian feeling was five or six miles into a 27 … Continue reading

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Cycling Devotion: Different Levels of Help

Fixing a bike falls under 5 different Scenarios: 1). Sometimes we can fix it ourselves. (a flat tire) 2). Sometimes we have the ability, we just need the resources (flat tire but forgot a tube or air) 3). Sometimes someone … Continue reading

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Cycling Devotion: What’s Wrong With You?

I passed a rider the other day who was on the side of the road with his bike flipped over (I was in my car) and I stopped to see if there was anything I could do to help –turns … Continue reading

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Cycling Devotion: God Doesn’t Guilt Us Into Doing Things, Right?

To make a long story short, I haven’t ridden but twice in the last 8 months. And what is sadder than that is the fact that where we recently moved to is a great place to ride. I can’t go … Continue reading

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Cycling Devotion: Climbing Hills

A group of us left from a middle school parking lot for a 55+ mile ride through Dutch Fork, SC. On this particular route, which changes slightly from week to week, we would be doing some small hill climbs but … Continue reading

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Cycling Devotion: “Oh Crap!”

Sorry if the title offends you but it is a quote from a fellow rider. The scenario was this: 40 of us are cruising along –I’m fourth in line— and the two guys pulling up front pealed off, leaving the … Continue reading

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Cycling Devotion: Follow My Example

When I first started riding a bike rather seriously, I was lucky enough that a local bike shop owner kind of took me under his wing. Not that I was any different than anyone else, he just knew that if … Continue reading

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I Exercise More Than Ever, But I’m Not Losing Weight

Just the other day, Saturday to be exact, a friend and I had a discussion about exercising and weight loss. It went something like this: Me: Dude, check this out. I’ve been riding this bike for a couple of years … Continue reading

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Cycling Devotion: It’s The Simple Things

When I leave from the house, whether I do an hour ride or a 3 hour ride, I always have this annoying, horribly rough, 1 1/2 mile road that leads up to my house. This road shakes my bike and … Continue reading

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Cycling Devotion: When You See a Fellow Rider, Enjoy It

When you ride a bike in the mountains, or any long, out-of-the-way road, the only people you see are other riders. A couple of weeks ago, I rode from Tryon, NC up to Saluda, NC.  I left from a parking … Continue reading

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