Category Archives: Relationships

Wedding Update & Stuff

On April 6th, 2014, Diane and I were wed at Duncan Memorial Chapel.  This is my third marriage and her second.  It’s the first time either of us had a “traditional” wedding. We had approximately 50 people attend the wedding.  … Continue reading

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No Focus?

Reminders I’m glad I have friends to remind me where I’ve been.  In April of 2010, Tim and I did a nice ride.  He grabbed a picture of me that I didn’t think much of at the time.  I was … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2014

Happy New Year! It’s fine to celebrate the new year, but let’s dive back and look at 2013. In January I said I’d buy no new bikes.  I didn’t for myself.  I did buy a bike for Diane, and a … Continue reading

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Recovered

Diane rode her bike to my work.  We went out for a beer.  On the way home she was complaining about not having her car. We were home for about 20 minutes when we got a call from LMPD.  They … Continue reading

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Crestwood – Part Two

When we left off in Part One, Diane and I were invited to sleep indoors in the warmth.  Once in the spare bedroom, I was asleep within seconds. I woke to coffee and breakfast served by our hosts – my … Continue reading

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Relationship News

This blog has seen a lot of changes in my life.  I went through a divorce in 2007 and 2008.  I married in 2009.  I divorced again in 2011. I’m a bit of a loner.  I like the freedom of … Continue reading

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I Could Get Used To This

I rode the tandem to work yesterday… by myself.  Nobody yelled “she fell off”. After work, Diane and I rode it to volleyball.  The tandem is our car replacement for trips together. Today, I rode my rSogn to work (it … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Century – DNS

What’s worse than a DNF (Did not finish)?  A DNS (Did not start). Today was the Apple Cider Century in Three Oaks Michigan.  Diane and I drove up on Friday afternoon, with my rSogn, and the tandem strapped to the … Continue reading

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Tandem Training?

I’ve heard horror stories about couples attempting to ride a tandem.  Some people call tandem bikes divorce machines.  I’ve read articles about proper verbal cues to use when riding tandem.  None of that mattered yesterday. Diane and I decided to … Continue reading

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Coffee and Tandem

I met up with Tim for a coffee ride this morning.  Neither one of us was feeling strong, but we meandered around town, me on my rSogn, Tim on his Quickbeam, and stopped at coffee shops along the way. At … Continue reading

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It’s Been A While…

I’m still here, and I’m still riding.  I’ve been busy.  I spend time with Diane, I have social gatherings, and I ride my bike.  Having Diane around has been a positive to my bike commuting – as in she pushes … Continue reading

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Bad Day, Nice Ride

The workday was stressful.  The only thing that made it tolerable was the pleasant bicycle commute bracketing it. The day improved greatly once I arrived home.  Diane was there and had prepared a meal.  It was nothing fancy, but it … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Change… Again

I had a few of huge lifestyle changes over the last few years.  The diet and exercise that began in late 2007, the bicycling in 2008, and the car-free lifestyle that went into full-force in 2011 are all a big … Continue reading

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Camping With Diane

Diane and I had planned to camp on Saturday and Sunday night at Clifty Falls State Park in Indiana.  The weather Saturday wasn’t good, so we decided to limit it to Sunday. This was a car-camping trip, not a bicycle … Continue reading

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Shifting Priorities

If you’ve been paying any attention whatsoever, it’s apparent that I’m in a relationship again.  Things are going well with Diane.  I bought her a new cell phone yesterday, and put her on my plan. Diane is not living with … Continue reading

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Short, but Wonderful, Birthday Ride

I originally had plans for a 42-mile birthday bike ride yesterday – one mile for each trip around the sun.  Other things came up in the morning, and that didn’t happen. Diane did buy me a few gifts and baked … Continue reading

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A Good Influence

Diane is a good influence on me.  She’s more about home-cooking and less drinking.  She enjoys helping me cook (or me helping her…)  I’m buying beer at the store, but I’m only having one or two a day.  I’m saving … Continue reading

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Diane and I

More later…

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Whatta Week!

Okay, it’s only Thursday, but this has been a busy week already. On Monday, my daughter, Dawn, married Guthrie.  I present Mr. and Mrs. Smith: It was a simple wedding.  There was a dinner afterward. Later in the evening I … Continue reading

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Homebody Weekend?

I had hoped to get out and get some mileage in this weekend.  That didn’t happen. I was up late Friday after my date with Renee.  I slept in on Saturday, and once I was up mowed the lawn for … Continue reading

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Something In The Air?

I’ve experienced a bizarre set of emotions over the last few days.  My depression had lifted quite a bit this week.  Wednesday after work, I signed back up on a dating site. I had a Thursday doctor appointment that basically … Continue reading

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I Don’t Feel Like a Cyclist Anymore

Even after closing my dating site account, I’ve been fixated on relationships.  It’s not been healthy for me.  It’s time to move on.  I need to enjoy the good points of being single. Another issue is bike riding.  I haven’t … Continue reading

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Dating Sucks

I signed up for a dating site.  Date #1 was a no-show.  Date #2 didn’t seem interested.  Date #3 was fascinating, but eventually it was obvious she wasn’t interested. There was a #4, but we never set up a date. … Continue reading

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Would You Date a Sweaty Bike-Riding Guy With No Car?

I mentioned I had a date tonight.  “L” and I were to meet in Okolona – a southern part of Louisville. The trip there was interesting.  I rode my rSogn to work this morning, because it’ll fit on a bus … Continue reading

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Food, Dating, and a Lazy Weekend

I mentioned a while ago that I joined a dating site.  I haven’t actually had a date yet.  I had one (let’s call her T) that stood me up – probably for valid reasons.  There were two more who weren’t … Continue reading

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