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
While I'm Away
In my continuing perusal (via ears rather than eyes) of the available world of bicycle podcasting I think I've mentioned The Bicycle Show from Renaissance Radio in London. If I haven't I should have. Now that I'm almost caught up on all the Fredcasts, Bikescapes, The Spokesmen and KBOO Bike News among a half dozen others, I recently discovered The Bicycle Show and find it right up there as the best or one of the three best. The variety of subjects is one important reason and in a show I listened to recently, (though not a recent show) I heard about Rouler Cycling Journal and was intrigued. After tracking it down from the show notes I was convinced that it was of a quality that I couldn't resist and have ordered all the back issues as well as a subscription. you should really look at this. Ernesto Colnago is pictured in a photo by Ben Ingham.Good reading while I'm away.
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.