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.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Riding in LA - Final Day
But the picture is from the first day. My son just emailed it to me. It gives you a good shot of me going down the hill in front of our rented house for the week and should explain why we didn't ride regularly from the house, but rather drove to the trail. I think there is another shot of me going up the hill, but my other son has that one and is presently on his honeymoon.
We are packed and ready for our flight home. We are tired and I slept uncharacteristically late this morning. We didn't get out to ride until after 10:15 AM. It was already getting pretty warm and Annie was particularly tired. We only rode 6.5 miles, but it was a good way to start the day, as always. And a nice way to bring this fantastic week to a conclusion.
I haven't written anything yet, but of course I am following the Tour de France and have watched all three stages. It is early in the race and all of the major contenders seem to still be in good shape except for Solar. That's a shame, he is one of my favorites mostly because he looks exactly like the bike rider in the animated movie the something of Bellville. I'll gegt more into it once I'm home.
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.