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.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Longer Ride, Shorter Post
As predicted, I am really pressed for time this week and the fact that I've been able to get my rides in is great; the fact that my posts have been so perfunctory is the price. I hope next week to be able to get to some other stuff. But, for today: I rode out at 5:45 in 39 degree weather. Clear and crisp and wonderful. Annie didn't come so I was able to really try to keep the pace up and succeeded in raising my average speed by at least 2 mph. Now, remember, I have to slow down a lot getting to the trail and back at red lights and such, so the real average on the tral is somewhat higher. Be that as it may, I was back tot he entry way at 6:30 as opposed to more like 6:50 and therefore started back around. I went back up the hill and turned back again toward the entry from the fountain behind the Museum, thus giving me a morning ride of 14.9 miles instead of 12.1. That's a pretty good increase while getting me home at exactly 7 AM, my normal time. Assuming I can do that regularly, (we'll see how it impacts riding with Annie) and, in fact increase the pace, my mileage should really increase. Now its back to the train!
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.