It’s been a couple of weeks not riding my bike. I injured something in my back on a ride (GPS #36 - link here). I had tightness in my back in the past but never to this extent. I was fearful of needing surgery, but our son (the doctor...I love saying that!) says it's muscular. … Continue reading Coonjawed, Ralph, Praying, and GPA #5 – Past e’ Fazoo Part 3!
In this post, I will start with Santa Catharina and end with Great Pizza Search #36.At the lowest point of my life, I met Santa Catharina. The luckiest day of my life, she asked me to dance! As they (who’s they?) say, “the rest is history.”Other guys say that they have a saint for a … Continue reading Santa Catharina, More Upstate History, GPS #36!
My last few posts reviewed my bike tour to a couple of Upstate NY Pizza Meccas. Before the tour, I had several undocumented Great Pizza Searches. So, I’ll catch up in this post.But before that, while riding lately, I’ve been thinking about other “70’s V4” songs. if you remember, I defined a “70’s V4” song … Continue reading 70’s V4 Part 2 and GPS #30 – #32!
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
This was the 3rd and final day of 220 miles of riding with this leg being 80 miles from Utica to Schenectady, NY. Strava Link.This ride would take me through some of the most historic and beautiful parts of Upstate NY. I didn’t even know that until I made that ride! As I think back, … Continue reading Upstate Pizza Mecca Tour – Day 3, GPS #35!
The Great Pizza Search Table has been updated today. The last update was over a month ago on September 1. As you will see, there are several detailed reviews (& bike rides) that haven't been posted yet.The table is here: https://femike99.wordpress.com/pizza/
Day 2 of a 3 day bike tour to Utica and Schenectady, NY, two Pizza Meccas of Upstate NY. This day ended in Utica where I’ve been wanting to try their Tomato Pie, THAT WAS THE DAY! Neapolitan Word of the Day – Scugnizz Scugnizz (or Neapolitan shorten form of scugnizzo) is a word for … Continue reading Upstate Pizza Mecca Tour – Day 2, GPS #34!
With summer coming to a close, we decided to try something new! We’d not been out in the camper since the gravel bike races had ended in early August, and I really wanted to go to the Upstate NY “Pizza Meccas” of Utica and Schenectady, NY.So, off we went on a 3 day bike tour … Continue reading Upstate Pizza Mecca Tour Day 1 – GPS #33!
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!
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!