Category Archives: A Bike Wife

RAGBRAI

I have been riding RAGBRAI on and off since 1977. This year, I had hoped to ride a couple of days and one day with my wife. The problem is that Janice tore her ACL and Meniscus in January and … Continue reading

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The High Trestle Trail

This week The Bike Wife and I went to Des Moines to ride a bit of RAGBRAI (a week long ride across Iowa). I have ridden several RAGBRAI’s starting 37 years ago with RAGBRAI IV. Originally, we had hoped to … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle Again

In January of the is year, my wife tore both her ACL and Meniscus. She went to two different doctors and both suggested physical therapy, not surgery. She went through several weeks of physical therapy and then hurt her back … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes!

It’s January in Iowa. Not really bicycling season, but this year has been different. My wife and I went riding on Thanksgiving and this Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon we got on the trail and rode about 10 and 15 miles … Continue reading

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Davenport Riverfront Trail

This morning my wife and I had to drive our oldest son to the Quad City Airport in Moline. He had a short leave from the Navy and had to return to base. After riding to Saylorville Dam yesterday, I … Continue reading

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Saylorville

This Friday, my wife had to run an errand to Des Moines. The weather was beautiful so I took the afternoon off at work. I was surprised when she suggested that we bring our bikes. I have been trying to … Continue reading

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The Longest Ride

For my wife’s birthday this weekend, I talked her into going to Minneapolis to ride bikes. Since my wife is a novice cyclist this was quite an accomplishment. Friday night we enjoyed a leisurely ride around Lake Calhoun and Lake … Continue reading

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The Prerfect Evening Ride

This weekend was my wife’s birthday. So, being the romantic kind of guy that I am I decided to take her for a weekend getaway that included bicycling. It wasn’t too long ago that I would never have considered such … Continue reading

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Rockin’ the big ring

My wife is a cycling newbie. It is fun to watch her improve as we ride. She is riding faster and farther nearly every time we go out. Today was no exception. We rode just about 10 miles and while … Continue reading

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When I am old I shall wear … NEON!

My wife said it not me. Of course she was paraphrasing Jenny Joseph’s Warning: When I am an old woman I shall wear purple. Today, riding to the downtown farmers market is the first time I got my wife to … Continue reading

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