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.
Monday, January 22, 2007
It wasn't much of a snowfall, but it was enough to keep me off the road, especially in the dark. I may have a chance to get in a ride later in the day when things have cleared out. I'm definitely going to have more days like this and will need to find things other than my little ride (pretty boring anyway) to write about. I have seen more than a few interesting things on other blogs these last couple of days, but always feel a little sheepish about simply taking material that others have found and published. However, I guess part of the idea is to get that information circulating more widely, so I will be less hesitant and, hopefully, more informative as this week progresses.
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.