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 17, 2008
A Worthwhile Exhibition
Some photos of last night's opening of the Velo+City exhibit that I wrote about yesterday. The Exhibit will be up for a month and the gallery is open from 10-7 daily except Monday. The food spread was pretty impressive, though we didn't eat. The period posters from the Golden Age of cycling were really quite nice (and expensive.) It was not a large show, but there were some really good pieces. It was great to mix with the biking community, especially impressive was the number of messengers, poorly photographed here, that were in attendance.
This morning Annie and I road a single loop of just over 14 miles (due to train detour.) It is going to be a quite hot day. We met George along the trail and rode with him for a bit and I have a few errands that will put me on the bike again later today. Speaking of which, if you pledge to use your bike to commute or do errands around town you might win a new Trek bike. The widget below will continue to appear in the side-bar as well. So, take the pledge and good luck on winning the bike!
I know it was just yesterday that I mentioned Bill Strickland's piece on the Lanternne Rouge, but Bill has an even more interesting and timely view of the doping in the pro peloton issue that you might really be interested in reading.
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.