My ongoing musings about bicycling.
If you'd like to know how I got started read my first post in the December 2006 Archives.
To find out what a Ludwig is, see below.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Citizen Part Two
After a lovely morning ride of 13.6 miles today (I could only do the loop once despite it being Sunday due to work obligations and our desire to sleep a bit later on the weekend,) we took our second ride of the day when I returned from some morning meetings at work. Who could resist, as the weather continued its Spring-like character. So I was able to get Annie up on her Citizen bike and I took mine and we rode probably 4 or 5 miles up the Schuykill path. She loved it and we decided not to return either of the bikes. They are a lot of fun to ride and our only concern is figuring out when we would ride them. As previously reported, my first attempt to use mine for commuting wasn't everything I'd hoped primarily because the bikes are a bit heavier and bulkier than ideal and because at least the first office building I tried, wouldn't let me bring the bike inside even when folded. But the idea of traveling with them still seems feasible. We are checking airline regulations today before making a final decision.
I am a 64 year old Conservative Rabbi, published theologian and professor of Jewish Philosophy. I have also published two books of poetry and have recently become an avid cyclist along with my wife of 40 years.
I write two blogs, Bicycle-Musings and Pipe Pulpit.
In the news section of one of his early Fredcasts David told the story of one Ludwig from Znnin Poland who at 84 years of age went out for a ride on his bike. To make a longer story short (and you really should listen to the podcast to get all the details) Ludwig ended up in London, England! So I figure if (again, according to the explanation on The Fredcast #1) a Fred is someone who not only rides a bike but is severely attracted to the gadgets and accessories of a certain bike-cultural look (and I guess I'm a Fred without the financial resources to really express my Fredness) then a Ludwig could be anyone over the age of 55 who is not only a Fred, but also loves to just keep riding eating up the miles pretty much unconcerned with speed. Go Ludwig! I'm a Ludwig. Maybe someday I'll figure out podcasting and do a Ludwigcast.