Mid-Life Cycling

Mid-Life Cycling

02 June 2015

El Cinco De Bloggo

All right...Those of you who speak Spanish might hate the title of this post.  But what else was I going to call it?  A Fifth of Bloghoven?

Anyway, I am not going to deal with any weighty, serious issues (as if I ever did on this blog!).  Instead, I'm going to celebrate, and hope you join me.

You see, it was five years ago today that I wrote my very first post on this blog.  At that time, I had been writing my other blog, Transowman Time, for nearly two years.  I had just started riding again after a layoff of several months following my surgery. 

A reader of TT suggested that I start a cycling blog.  Midlife Cycling labored in the shadows of Transwoman Times before taking on a life of its own.  Actually, I very quickly found that I enjoyed writing a blog about my Journey and journeys as a cyclist and found myself putting more and more of my energy into it. 

Anyway, here I am, and here you are, dear reader, 1456 posts later.  I hope that you are enjoying this ride with me, and that we continue it for a long time.

Somehow this image--which represents the freedom cycling offers us--seems apt for my celebration of cycling and what it's given me:

Image by Julia Van Vuuren on Behance

 

7 comments:

  1. Five years, congratulations. I am late to the party and have only got as far as november in the first year and am really enjoying the ride.

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  2. Coline--You are not "late" to the party. I didn't start listening to Bob Dylan or reading the Beat poets until they were well into their careers. You're never too late to read something timeless. Now, as to whether my blog is timeless,,,,;-)

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  3. Congratulations on five years of blogging. I always enjoy reading your posts.

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  4. Congratulations. Your blog is always an education from your vast knowledge of bikes, New York, and personal accomplishments.

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  5. MT and Chris--Thank you. Having readers like you. Coline, Steve and others have kept me going--and, I hope, will keep me going.

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  6. thank you to the person from TT that recommended you write this blog. I smile learning about your stories and viewing NY from your eye and words.
    much love from the west coast from your fan, an avid reader × M.

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  7. Meligrosa--That person was "Velouria" of Lovely Bicycle! Thank you for your compliments. I much enjoy your blog as well. Perhaps we will meet some day.

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