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I’ve just recently learned that my previous blogging platform (posterous) is shutting down so I’ve migrated all of my content here! Hope you enjoy GIVE HER THE GEARS – Route maps and Thoughts from a Saint John Cycling Enthusiast.

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2013 starting from scratch again

The sun is shining, the snow is melting and visions of bicycle rides are starting to take shape. I’ve wiped the slate clean on the old cyber odometer. Starting from zero is exciting (and a little sad). Our first ride of the season is usually on St Patrick’s day which is 45 days away. We’re already itching to get out so it might even be earlier this year.

Time to take my bike in for a tune up. There’s always a rush in the spring and the bike shops are usually backed-up so it can take several days. There’s nothing more frustating than a beautiful spring day and no bike. I’ve always wanted a spare for just such occasions…maybe this year I’ll spring for second bike…hmmm…

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2012 Cycling Goal Achieved

The sweet taste of success! My husband and I turned the odometer today on 2000 km year to date. This is even more remarkable because 1 year ago he was taking chemo drugs in preparation for a stem cell transplant. Our goal was to cycle 2,000 km in 2012 before Nov 3…the anniversary of his transplant. His re-birthday! 

Our stats year-to-date are posted below. Unfortunately, the calorie stat only applies to Rob. Although I biked the same distance I burned significantly fewer calories because I weigh significantly less. Oh well… I don’t do it for the calorie burn…I do it for the bragging rights!

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