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, February 16, 2007
Pedalling In Place
I finally gave in an attached the bike to the home trainer. The snow and ice are still to scary at 5:30 AM. This is a very different activity -- no relation to bicycling at all. The peals go round but I go nowhere. It is boring, the TV makes it worse not better, and since I'm already home when I start to get tired I have no incentive to keep going. This is exercise, which I have always hated. But I did it anyway for 40 minutes so as not to have to start all over again in terms of endurance when I get out on the road again. Soon, I hope.
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.