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, April 20, 2007
Here Comes The Sun!
Who can tell how long it will last, but we rode in sunshine today. Not only did the sun actually rise and reveal itself from behind the endless clouds of the last week, but the difference in the time of sunrise is now significant: our lights are necessary and effective for barely ten minutes of the ride. By the time we get past the Art Museum Hill and on to Kelly Drive it is fairly light. By the time we got to the bridge it was pretty much full light, allowing us to continue around the loop via West River Drive rather than turning back along Kelly Drive. That adds about a mile to even our unfortunately quick morning rides like today.
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.