Bloggishnish: February 20th

The snow has melted and we’ll be headed out to ride in a couple hours as the temps have also sneaked into the 50s and may even hit the 60’s today: good grief; it may be too hot to ride! Tomorrow looks like it will also be a nice day so, butts willing after today’s ride, we’ll get in some descent albeit slow miles this weekend. And, yes, for those who follow my postings on Hobbes and BF, we’re still running our daytime diNotte tail lights as a hedge against the risk of a semi-distracted driver NOT seeing us which seems to be a growing problem for cyclists. I have not yet adopted a front light for daytime use if only because we tend to ride in suburban and rural areas where the right and left hook type collisions are rare.

In other news, we learned this week that dear friends Mel & Barbara Kornbluh have a new grand baby to celebrate; they’ve almost caught up to us at this point! We also heard from good friend Larry Black who is headed down to the NAHBS in Richmond, VA: here’s hoping that Don Walker brings this amazing show closer to Atlanta so that we can indulge ourselves as hobbiest in this amazing display of hand-made cycling art and innovation. Today’s mail also brought a postcard from Maui, Hawaii sent by our friend Rob Templin of Second Summer Tours where they just finished up this year’s Maui Triple Challenge.

As always and as mentioned from time to time, we also hear from various other friends in the cycling and tandem community, both business folks and enthusiasts each week and those notes are the ones I look forward to the most. We have amassed an amazing list of friends through our passion for tandem cycling and I remain ever thankful for those friendships. Aside from our blood family, our tandem-family remains our greatest interest and focus and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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About TG

I've been around a bit and done a few things, have a couple kids and a few grandkids. I tend to be curmudgeonly, matter-of-fact and not predisposed to self-serving chit-chat. Thankfully, my wife's as nice as can be otherwise we'd have no friends. My interests are somewhat eclectic, but whose aren't?
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