On 9/9, I rode 99 miles (actually, 106 (Strava Link – Part 1, Strava Link – Part 2)! I have an affinity for #9 since I was born on 9/9. I try to do something “epic” every year on that date. Though I’d ridden 100+ many times, I’d not done a century since my last … Continue reading La Bicicletta #2 – Have a 9 on 9/9! GPS 29 and 30!
In my previous blog post, 70’s Music! & GPS #25!, I spoke about 2 versions of 70's songs: 1. the one intended by the artist 2. the one that we think we hear 3. and, then, I added a 3rd version, one’s own interpretation, or lack thereof, of a songOn a long ride the other … Continue reading 70’s V4, Wearing Moodons ‘Cause It’s Cold! & GPa #4!
I love pizza, and because of that I'm on a new quest, a Search for Great Pizza! The Great Pizza Search (GPS). Before retirement, my quest was bike camping (which I've still not done!), and then it was buying a camper (we’re on our 3rd in 4 years)! Then when I first retired, it was … Continue reading In Search of Great Pizza
When I ride, my iPhone is usually in my jersey pocket playing my 70’s playlist. I have about 12,000, 1970’s pop songs cataloged, tagged, rated, and organized in iTunes on our server! (Doesn’t everyone have their own server...remember, I’m anal).As most would agree, every song in our memory has at least two versions: The version … Continue reading 70’s Music! & GPS #25!
Recently, I've explored the Neopolitan based slang used in our HS locker room and mentioned Coach Mel. But, there were many coaches from youth through college. I remember most, and each had some effect on my development as a player AND as a person. I respected my coaches, even those I was not close to. … Continue reading Man On, Front Side, Back Side! & GPS #24!
In my last two blog posts I talked about slang words that were used routinely between my high school football and baseball teams; "You Caguzz!" and "You Chooch! In this post I will explore the word slang "Cabo Gatz!" and Great Pizza Search (GPS) #23 - The Great Pizza Bake Off! Caboo Gatz on Burnt … Continue reading Caboo Gatz! & GPS #23 – The Great Pizza Bake Off!
This blog post explains another of our locker room slang “Chooch!” and there’s a new Great Pizza Search (GPS) #22 to Wiseguy Pizzeria in Hammondsport, NY. “You Big Chooch” Another locker room, and even high school hallway, slang was “you chooch!” or “you big chooch!” or “you choochadell!” This word had different meanings depending upon … Continue reading You Big Chooch (GPS #22)
This blog post talks about some locker room slang that we used as high schoolers in football and baseball and Great Pizza Search (GPS) #21. You Big Caguzz! I played football (previously discussed) and baseball in high school. Most of the baseball team also played football, but only a few played basketball. ASIDE - Why … Continue reading You Big Caguzz! and GPS #21
On August 14, I completed the final race in the 2020 Durty Bikes Gravel Series starting and ending in the Naples, NY Community Park. On the way home, we stopped for Great Pizza Search (GPS) #20 at Faro Pizzeria in Canandaigua, NY. 2020 Durty Bikes Gravel Race #5 - the Hills of High Tor For … Continue reading Gravel Race #5 & GPS #20 – Italy (no, not Italia) HILLS!
On August 13, I combined Great Pizza Search (GPS) #18 with a 5 new Post Office, Great Post Office Search (GPO) #3 as a 44 mile, hilly loop from Naples, NY. Naples was chosen for two reasons: 1. the following day was the final 2020 Durty Bikes Gravel Race, and 2. the last pizza that … Continue reading GPS #19 and GPO #3 – (Naples No, not Napoli)!
This blog post is long but not about GPS, or GPa , or even GPO! Instead of searching, this post is about FINDING. Last week, I did a virtual gravel bike race as part of the 2020 Durty Bikes Virtual Gravel Series. Virtual in this case means that the race organizer sets up a course, … Continue reading The Finding!