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Personal Look Back at 2013

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January
Just another picnic in the park.


February
My new Catrike 700 / 20 first impression. March Picture from an uneventful week. April New Catrike 700 / 20 vs my old Catrike 700 vs
May Chip seal on Hwy 1, an update. What were they thinking!?

June
Maria Parker's exciting RAAM


and I took a little time out from triken to take a hike with Carrie

July Adventure Cycling's annual recumbent edition was one of their best recumbent issues. 

August Comparing my Catrike 700 / 20 to my Catrike Expedition  vs
September My opinion of technology and cycling.

October A new right hip for me

November Recumbent Cycle-Con

Supervising Leaf Cleanup

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Won't be back on my trike for another couple of weeks but I can still supervise a little gardening.











Titanium Hips

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Both hips are now titanium!! As my daughter Leili says...hip...hip...hooray!
It only gets better from here.




Day 2. Relaxing in the hospital bed reading Adventure Cycling Magazine. Thinking of future cycling plans.

Get It Done

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The hardest part of recovering from the replacement of my right hip is waiting for my other hip to be replaced. I just want to get it done so I can put the whole double hip replacement process behind me and kick recovery into high gear. Right now I'm in purgatory trying my best to stay active and get strong knowing that on December 23rd I get to go through the whole hip replacement process again on the left hip. But then it will be DONE and then I can put all my effort into getting strong. This in between surgeries is taking it's mental toll.




Game plan....hang tight until December 23rd, let Dr Yun have is way with me and from there on all the pain of recovery will be headed in a positive direction.  "Good pain". When the last hip is replaced the ice packs and the stiffness and pain after each ride will be acceptable. I'm giving myself six months from December 23rd to feel strong and to once again stroke my (soon to be) sixty year old ego passing the properly con…

Busted Front Derailluer

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Cyclist Killed on New Road

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On December 8th a cyclist was killed after a sheriff's car struck him on Mulholland Hwy in Calabasas, CA. The sheriff seems to be clearly at fault for the cyclists death. But if you look a little closer at the road where the cyclist was killed it seems that the clueless designers responsible for the road configuration should be held accountable. The road in this posh area used to have two lanes of traffic each way. It was recently redesigned down to one lane of traffic each way with generous green belts and a four foot token bicycle lane which includes a one foot gutter. Motorists are left with a twelve foot section of road which also includes a one foot concrete gutter. It's obvious that the planners of this ill conceived design were more concerned about the look of the new roadway in this well do area of Southern California then the safety of cyclists who regularly use this road. This is a new road!! Motorists and cyclists are forced to share a small section of road flanked…

Tricycles are Allowed

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A good read from Kyle Bryant's blog regarding new Triathlon guidelines.  USAT Rules: Recumbent Style TricyclesAre Allowed!!


New PC Open Division Guidelines:
“Not all athletes with ADA defined disabilities fit into a Paratriathlon medical classification or are able to follow the strict equipment usage rules of Paratriathlon. Accordingly, USA Triathlon offers a PC Open Division as an accommodation for those persons who wish to participate in a sanctioned event but who will not follow some Paratriathlon rules.” Click here for full text regarding Open Division Guidelines

Afghan Cycles

It's hard to image the personal risk these women accept by simply riding a bicycle.

Click for the Afghan Women's National Cycling Team

Fall Shadows

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My rides are still short, 10 to 12 miles, but now I'm doing some hills. Today's ride was 10.8 miles, 825 feet of gain, average of 11.7 mph and a ice pack at the end of the ride for my new hip.