A pedalglyph

Each incremental action, each decision, each choice, each purchase (or not), adds up to a larger picture – personal, family, community, national, or planetary health, well-being, beauty. Each pedal stroke on my journey to cycle a North America sized peace sign may seem inconsequential to the thousands of motorists who have waited patiently behind me … More A pedalglyph

Pantheon in Pond Creek

On the day that Notre Dame burned, sadly, we visited the Pantheon, the pantheon in Pond Creek, OK, that is, built in 2005 by Marvin Bules.  Today’s ride was garnished with wide open prairie, perfect skies, wind farm after wind farm with turbines gracefully arcing in the wind that was propelling us, pastures of cattle … More Pantheon in Pond Creek

And Now We Are Four

Kay joined us to cycle our last three days back to Wichita, continuing along with our guide, Jesse Chisholm, and our chuck wagon “cookie,” Sandra. We drove our steady steeds through the Chisholm Trail towns of El Reno, Kingfisher, Dover, Hennessey, and Bison to Enid. We cycled across a bridge over the Cimarron River, but … More And Now We Are Four

Rattlesnake Hunt

I wish to acknowledge the custodians of the land I cycled through after I crossed the Red River into Oklahoma today – the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache people. I learned about land acknowledgement for the first time in Canada last summer. It is a small but significant and meaningful gesture of reconciliation of value both … More Rattlesnake Hunt

Two in One

We went with the wind. At 7 AM, Tony Record, of REI, gave us a great start by leading us from the store to the Trinity Trail northbound. What a splendid trail along the Trinity River for about 15 miles!!! It afforded us a view of the Fort Worth skyline that made us extremely grateful … More Two in One

Fort Worth

No rain, no headwind, no long distance. Just a short mostly pleasant ride right into the REI store in Fort Worth, TX. We are now poised to hop on the Trinity Trail to catch the promised tailwind and beeline it north to attempt two days of riding in one. This is our best chance to … More Fort Worth