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.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
New Year New Baby
Yes, that's me with my new grandson to be named Benjamin Harrison. He was born on Friday January 2nd and both mother and baby are fine, as are father and big sister. I left Philadelphia early Thursday so my last ride was Wednesday until, finally, this morning. It felt great to be out on the road, especially given that by later in the day the weather had turned very nasty and promises to stay that way for a few days. I am returning to the baby's home on Thursday so its questionable how much more riding I will get in this week, but at least I'm on the board, so to speak.
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.