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.
Friday, January 05, 2007
Today is a gift. It must be my birthday.(In fact it is.) January 5th and the temperature at 5 A.M. was 60 degrees. We rode our 12.4 mile loop, Annie and I, with no winter gear to slow us down and no cold muscles to warm up. We made incredible time and had an enjoyable birthday ride. I'd thought of taking the day off and riding 58 miles for 58 years, but rain has been predicted all day. In fact, I wasn't sanguine about getting any riding in today, so I accepted the gift of our regular ride graciously and will not try to over reach. On another subject my new book, A Responsible Life, was the subject of a feature piece in this week's issue of the New York Jewish week. Anyone interested is directed to Check it out if you're interested.
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.