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, February 26, 2007
A Brief Interruption
Back on the indoor trainer again today, but the storm was not as bad as predicted and there is little reason to doubt that I will be back outdoors tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, my indoor spinning is much more pleasurable since I discovered Podcasts. I listened to the last of the Fredcasts from the Amgen Tour of California while I had my coffee before riding, so for the ride I listened to a show called The Spokesmen who are David from the Fredcast, Carlton from Bike Biz magazine and Tim Grahl from The Crooked Cog Network talking bike stuff as a roundtable. It was really quite informative and just plain fun. I have also downloaded some Podcasts from Velo News which I haven't had a chance to listen to yet, but that's the whole point of this new media-on-demand. I've got it on my ipod and if I don't get to it today I will tomorrow. What a world. Well, I've got plenty to keep me busy if I get out on the road in the morning, and more importantly, if I don't.
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.