“What a day for a daydream, custom-made for a daydreamin’ boy!” So sang the Lovin’ Spoonful in the 60s. If you’re not familiar with this song, listen to it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCotUwReUDs. Ah, yes, it’s that time of year when daydreaming about springtime rides pushes back the cold of winter and brings joy to the heart. Sometimes a year’s worth of rides are planned in the winter in anticipation of the warmer weather ahead. And that’s what we’ve done. Read on for a year’s worth of bicycle riding opportunities coming to your hometown in 2013!
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But before spring comes winter. And as I sit here writing this column in the middle of February a major storm is bearing down on St. Louis. It promises snow and ice. One of the great things about these types of storms is that it forces life to become much more slow-paced and relaxed. It’s easy to lie around the house and read a good book when the ground and the roads are covered with ice and snow. These storms give you a great excuse to not get much done!
But what to read? Decisions, decisions, even the snow and ice can’t help you avoid all decisions. So here are some suggestions to help you make your decision about what to read:
“The day after we were graduated at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., we left for New York. Thence we sailed for Liverpool on June 23, 1890. Just three years afterward, lacking twenty days, we rolled into New York on our wheels, having ‘put a girdle round the earth’.”
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But all things will pass and so will winter. In fact it may have passed by the time you read this. And whether it has already passed, or will soon pass, the 2013 ride calendar remains the same!
Along with several oldies but goodies, there are two new rides coming up this year that I want to highlight. Right now both are in the planning stages so there aren’t a lot of details to report except the dates and the general theme:
More details on each as the rides gets closer. I hope to see you on some of these rides!