I was a guest on The Joyride Podcast

EXCITING NEWS FRIENDS!!!

One of my favorite podcasts is The Joyride Podcast which focuses on women cyclists – and it is awesome.  I have been an avid fan of the show since close to the start of the podcast when I binge listed to all the episodes.

I was delighted to be a guest on the show on the first episode of season 3!  If you want to listen to me talk about bikes with Cat, the host, check out Episode 31 of The Joyrode Podcast here – or wherever you listen to your podcasts!

ENJOY!

Snowy Bike Ride

The day after the Merry Little Bike Ride, it snowed all day long and well into the night in PA.  I have seen that people cycle when it snows and have been curious how my bike would handle it.  Also, I have all those lights strung on my bike and thought it would look pretty awesome in the snow, but do I need studded tires for my bike like I have read about?  Would I be slipping all over the road?  Do I need a fat tire bike?  I decided to see what would happen if I took my hybrid out for a spin.

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First Annual Merry Little Bike Ride

When I saw the event on facebook for the first annual Merry Little Bike Ride – I knew I HAD to go.  The free slow ride was organized by Lititz Bikeworks and the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department – they just asked that if you rode, you donated a gift to a child in need.  A good cause where I can ride my bike and string lights all over it?!?  DONE!

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Mackinac Island

I can’t quite remember when I first heard about Mackinac Island in Michigan, but from the moment I did I knew it would be a cool place to visit.  On a recent road trip with my dad we decided to visit since we were in the area snagging a few highpoints anyway!  What makes the island so special?  You have to take a ferry to get to it and NO CARS are allowed – only bikes and horses.  Sounds pretty perfect, right?

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MS City To Shore 2017

Another year, another City to Shore ride.  I have to say, this year was extremely hot – I believe the 2nd hottest year that I have done this ride.  My dad dropped Kevin and I off at the start at around 5:30 AM (despite the fact Kevin said years ago that he would never do the ride again – that was the hottest year I ever did it) he decided he wanted to go with me again this year.  We both recently got road bikes so we figured we would have a good chance of it not taking all day.

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I want to ride my bicycle…

I am finally able to start cycling a little- so last Friday I decided to take my bike for a spin to my local library book sale – about a mile away.  I figured that was a reasonable distance to try for my first bike ride back since hurting my heel – Its only about a mile and very flat.  So I headed over, locked up my bike and headed in to look at all the books.  I found 3  for $1 each that I had on my list of book I want to read which I will ultimately add to the huge pile of books that I hope to eventually read in my lifetime.  ANYWAY as I headed back over to my bike I pulled out my keys and tried to unlock the bike lock – didn’t work.  I stood next to my bike thinking, ‘OH SHIT.’

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