|Step-through frame is my cats meow. What is your ideal bike?|
I share my annual Blog Love list - those chroniclers of bike lore I like to celebrate every year. As some authors fall to the wayside, there are new, enthusiastic writers and photographers who enter the blogosphere.
In March I don woolies and warmers, to start the Errandonnee challenge. Also, I start a Tumblr blog for a marketing class: Upcycled Bike Bags. You might say, the subject's right up my alley.
My husband and I present our 2013 GAPCO slideshow to the community.
bike commuting to work starts in April, one month later than usual. Weekend rides are shining examples that Lake Champlain and its tributaries are slow to thaw.
|I am proud of our children's acceptance of biking to friend's houses.|
|One satisfactory turnout in the women's ride series: a ride on the causeway.|
|My husband circles past me onto the Golden Gate Bridge.|
|A revitalized Peugeot UO 14.|
I finished updating the Peugeot UO 14. It's now a zippy errand bike.
|Turns out, this Peugeot was constructed just over the border from us in Canada.|
|Franklin county farmland in early morning light.|
2014 was another banner year: I completed 3 bike overnights. I asked for a birthday overnight and my family scrambled and helped it become reality. Have you ever seen the sun rise with pristine lake views from a peninsula campsite? Hazen's Notch/Lake Carmi's ride satisfied my appetite for fall colors while Tour de Ticonderoga makes me question why I often do solo adventures. With an adaptable and fun-loving companion, bike overnights can be an interesting and often hilarious experience.
During a relatively warm and dry October and November, I completed the Coffeeneuring Challenge, plus I explored the Intervale well into chilly December.
Again, I fell short of my 3000 mile annual goal, but it bothers me less and less—this being the second year in a row. Healing from a recent leg injury, I've come to realize my happiness stems more from individual accomplishments rather than miles traveled. In that regard, 2014 was a spectacular ride!