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, February 18, 2007
The skies have cleared and the temperature has risen, though not by much, and I could resist no longer. So I took the chance on the snowy, icy roads and went for a ride. Not bad, not bad at all. I did a 13.7 loop over mostly clear roads. The streets were worse than the path and I had to do some maneuvering to get up to the path. Then on the path itself there were definitely some dicey spots covered with frozen slush that had to be bumped over. Still, it was great to be out. Riding in daylight is a necessity since without the daylight to see some of the less safe spots would have been very ill-advised. Thus, until we get some good rain and warmer temperatures to clear the roadways, I'll be limiting my outdoor riding to days when i can ride in the light.
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.