Category Archives: Cycling

How I know it was a good ride

I went out for the first ride with my new shoes and pedals yesterday. They were awesome, and I was amazed at the difference in efficiency. I had been using SPD shoes with dual use pedals: you can clip in … Continue reading

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The beauty of nature

I did a lab with my general biology students this week, looking at protists under the microscopes. It’s one of my favorite labs, no doubt about it! Protists are single-celled, either plant-like or animal-like, but not actually classified with either … Continue reading

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The post whose title I had to change because I was getting weird links from bizarre sites….

I skipped Zumba this morning, because I had grandiose plans of riding on my trainer for a long period of time. If I’m going to do a full hundred miles in the Trek 100, I need to start doing longer … Continue reading

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Blood, Sweat, and Bicycle Grease

I saw this phrase on a t-shirt and thought it was entirely too appropriate for my typical athletic endeavors. No blood while using the bike recently, but that may be because I have been using it on a trainer for … Continue reading

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Multisport Expo

I went to a “multisport expo” with my biking friend Suzanne and her boyfriend Dave yesterday. It was primarily for triathlons or any of the three sports associated with triathlons. I don’t run, and I don’t swim distance, but I … Continue reading

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Biology and biking

As part of the teacher certification program I am in, I have to teach a unit of five classes to middle school students. I started yesterday, so today was day two. Yesterday I was nervous – not about the students, … Continue reading

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