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, July 31, 2008
On The Road Again
Actually, I rode a single loop yesterday, but felt so sluggish that I didn't have the heart to write about it. I still had fever as of Tuesday night, but yesterday I was fever free but clearly not up for much energy output. Plus, I switched back to my old saddle after deciding that I didn't want to mess with the set up of the bike, so things felt different and I needed to re-adjust. But this morning I felt great, it was a beautiful morning and I rode well. Turns out that rather inadvertently in returning the original saddle to the bike I positioned it in such a way as to make it way more comfortable than it had been before I replaced it with the new little saddle. So all's well that end's well. Now I just have to re-adjust to only having limited time to ride again. I did at least manage to bring July's mileage up over the 600 mile mark and actually have the Brompton with me and may add a few more miles before day's end. That feels good.
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.