Posts tagged ‘Atlanta’

March 8, 2011

ElliptiGO-go Gadget!

Not really a bicycle, but if you have the dough, I think this would be worth the investment. The one pictured here is called the ElliptiGO and is ridden by Dean Karnazes. I’m sure there are other people who ride them, but this is the Dean-Man, and he’s a heck of an endorsement! (Not that he is in anyway affiliated with me or this blog. True, he should be, but at the moment of this writing, he is not.) ((In fact, at the moment, he is busy running from the West Coast to the East Coast to raise money to help fight childhood obesity. Yeah, I’d say he gets my respect for that!))

This machine is a low impact way for you to log your running miles, but without the confines of being indoors. I imagine it would be a great assistance for those recovering from foot, leg, knee, or lower back injuries. It would probably also be of benefit to recovering saddle sores, or other ailments induced by those teeny little bicycle seats for too long. In other words, a Cross Trainer.

If you’re still not convinced, you can request a free test ride, and from my skillful clicking and probing, I have found a dealer right here in Atlanta, Busy Body Gyms to Go. The main ElliptiGO page has an easy access menu for those non-Atlantians who found there way to my lusty blog, but if you are local, the tedious work of searching has been done for you.

Spring is sending out her invitations, see you outside!

March 6, 2011

All About Cycling

Cycle (n.) – any complete round or series of occurrences that repeats or is repeated. -Osis (sfx.)- suffix expressing state or condition, in medical terminology denoting a state of disease

There it is, everything you need to know about the intent of this site, neatly packaged in one compound word– Cycleosis. I haven’t yet thought out all I’d like to do here, but you can rest and be assured that whatever I do will have something to do with Writing and Cycling. The trip will be fun, especially since none of us know what is around the next curve or over the next hill. Just keep pedaling and we’ll all get there together!

How else to begin writing about the riding life than with a few polished literary quotes on the topic:

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.  ~Christopher Morley

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.  Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.  ~Ernest Hemingway

Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.  ~Grant Petersen

Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.  ~Albert Einstein

Get a bicycle.  You will not regret it if you live.  ~Mark Twain

(Special thanks to the Quote Garden for ignoring the fact that I lifted all of these quotes from them without permission.)