Monday, March 26, 2007

A Rapid Morning and a Brief Report

Another beautiful day, temperature at 40 degrees. Annie and I are just loving the new bikes! We rode our usual 12.1 miles, flying around the loop and feeling refreshed and enlivened by the extra speed, the higher cadence and the time saving when we get home. Again, the time saving is very close to allowing us to try and add some mileage to our ride, but again we did not chance it as I am on the road to a funeral in NY today and needed to make sure there would be no mishaps or surprises.

So that's it. Another beautiful day and another great ride to start what will likely not be a very enjoyable day. Hope all the new features and info on the blog are of interest. Do feel free to leave a comment now and again.

Meanwhile, revel in the simple elegance of spirit that this bike rider exhibits as reported in this morning's Philadelphia Inquirer

Unsung fortune: A rich man's secret:Untours' founder lives abundantly on little as his wealth aids world.By Art Carey
Inquirer Staff Writer

Hal Taussig, 82 is devoted to living a simple life. Taussig gave away his last car to a hitchhiker in 1973 and commutes to work on a bicycle. (Max Levine / For the Inquirer)
» More photos Hal Taussig wears baggy jeans and fraying work shirts that Goodwill might reject. His shoes have been resoled three times. He bought his one suit from a thrift shop for $14.
At age 81, he doesn't own a car. He performs errands and commutes to the office by bicycle.

He lives on the outskirts of Media in a narrow wood-frame house that was built for mill and factory workers.

And he has given away millions.

Read further at The Inquirer


Web said...


What an inspirational story. I followed the link to the full story on Hal Tussig. How I'd like to meet him...

Larry Lagarde
Urging bicycling for recreation, commuting, health and a better future.

Ira F. Stone said...

Yes, Larry, quite the inspiration.

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