Here is a great post from a blog I follow that explains the health benefits of riding a bicycle!

http://lovingthebike.com/guest-post/health-benefits-of-commuting-by-bike

I haven’t been able to blog for good reasons I guess. I have been so busy with my real estate career that I just couldn’t spend the time to sit down and write a post. I have been so busy showing homes. Some weeks I would show 6-7 different appointments! That’s busy!

This is all coming from the market in my area finally flattening out and making a turn for the better. I really do see the stats all around improving. Multiple offers on everything out there, the stock market is improving, the unemployment numbers are going down. Things are just getting better. Yes slooooowly but better is good. At least it’s not worse!

All this time being spent on taking clients out and showing homes has prevented me from blogging and also doing what the blog is about, cycling! I haven’t been able to ride my bicycle(s) in weeks!

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”

I will make a concentrated effort to post more about what I like to do and that is ride my bicycle!

I wouldn’t pass this up for anything! I will ride with Professional cyclists and athletes from around the world! George Hincapie is the Grand Fondo Chief but there are many many others! Tinker JuarezIna-Yoko Teutenberg, Tejay van Garderen, Paul Amey, Amber Neben, Matt Bigos and Greta Neimanas  and the list goes on!

http://www.arideforlife.com/event.php

http://www.arideforlife.com/index.php

I am going to be able to check off “riding with George Hincapie” from my bucket list! He is doing an Organized century ride here in Santa Clarita on 12/31/11

Click the link below for information

http://www.arideforlife.com/

If  cycling is a way of life in Portland , why not here? Are we afraid others will see us with a “nerdy” helmet? What about our big SUV’s are they really all that practical?

Watch this clip from CBS news Sunday Morning Show in 2008.

I was able to make time and do a ride with the Newhall Bicycle Company. This was a Monday evening ride leaving from the Newhall Bicycle Company shop at 6pm. Lights were required on this ride.

Ride had approx. 10 riders, myself included and it started with a short warm up and then it picked up speed from Calgrove to Wiley onto the bicycle trail. The hills on this ride were Newhall Ranch followed by Golden Valley and then Placerita.

I personally got dropped by the main group and was riding with another rider who got dropped, Mary. Once we got to Sand Canyon the lights needed to be turned on. Then up and down the roller coaster of Placerita in the dark. We did finish back at the shop.

Riding at night is a different type of riding. I had a blast and plan on doing that ride as many times as possible.

We had no encounters with four-legged animals but Mary said she has had a coyote run along side of her before!

If you are up for a fast 30-35 mile Monday ride then you just might like this. The group does stop at one location to meet up with everyone also. I must say Roger, the owner of Newhall Bicycle Company, who is a mtn bike racer himself and has won numerous awards, offers his support willingly to people.

So…get on your bike and ride!

These pedicabs have been gaining speed in most major cities across the U.S. for the last few years now. They have