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, May 10, 2007
On The Road Again
Another beautiful day; warm, somewhat humid, and light fog hiding the sun, but great for riding. I did my morning loop of 16 miles because I had a little more time and Annie wasn't with me. She is rightly preoccupied with our granddaughter who has been with us (along with our daughter) for the past two days. In fact this shot shows Annie helping Shail ride the little bike we bought her yesterday. I hope to get her a glider for her second birthday, but at 15 months this will do.
This afternoon the Fuji goes in for its new-bike check up since I will be off to Berkeley California for the weekend on business and will not be riding it. I've decided against taking a bike, folding or not, with me since I'll only have Sunday afternoon free to ride. But my host for the weekend is trying to line me up a "mount" and if it works out I may have some cycling stories to tell upon my return. I'll take my camera with me.
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.