4 04, 2020

Gaining More Confidence

By |2020-04-07T12:28:46-07:00April 4th, 2020|

Today, I rode to Calabasas again. I like going in that direction. The bike paths are wide and there aren’t as many cars. I set out in the early afternoon and as I was leaving my building I ran into Greg and Karen. They had not seen my bike yet and they were very impressed with it. Karen gave me a fanny pack, since I didn’t have one and I was putting my keys in my socks and taping my phone to my bike. I had a nice ride. The temperature was a little cooler, about 66 degrees. I took [...]

3 04, 2020

Missing My Students

By |2020-04-07T12:17:41-07:00April 3rd, 2020|

I had a very productive conference call with Shannon and Lauri at the Arthritis Foundation. I shared with them my ideas for my YouTube channel and my exercise class. Once the corona situation is over, I hope to be back at ONEgeneration teaching my class. Every day I hope my students are staying in and staying healthy. Many of my students are in their 70’s, 80’s, and even 90’s. I miss them a lot. Once my class resumes I hope to video tape my classes, interview my students, invite guests to my classes and to build up a following. The [...]

31 03, 2020

The Road to Calabasas

By |2020-04-06T10:08:14-07:00March 31st, 2020|

Today I rode further and longer than any other ride I have done so far, but I planned it that way. I usually think about my ride the night before. I plan it out in my head. So the night before, I decided that I was going to ride to Calabasas. I imagined in my mind riding down Burbank to Valley Circle, taking a left, then over the 101 Freeway, left on Calabasas Road, then a right on Mureau Road all the way to Las Virgenes in Calabasas. That was my plan as I fell asleep. The next morning I [...]

28 03, 2020

Fewer Cars, Same Amount of Bumps and Potholes

By |2020-04-03T12:48:30-07:00March 28th, 2020|

I went on a much longer bike ride today. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, a couple of clouds, but the temperature was mild with a slight breeze. I have been riding a new bike route and I love the scenery. During this corona madness, I’ve seen more people out on their bikes, parents walking with their children and a number of people walking their dogs. With fewer cars, I notice more things going on around me. Even though there are fewer cars and even though I can’t hear a car coming, I always “look” both ways before I cross [...]

24 03, 2020

Back in the Seat

By |2020-04-03T12:39:20-07:00March 24th, 2020|

I hadn’t ridden my bike in almost a month. I had spent the last two weeks inside, only going outside for groceries and mail. Before I went out, I called 311 to make sure it was okay to ride my bike. And they told me as long as I stayed six feet away from people and wasn’t in a group of more than ten I could ride my bike. I always ride alone, so I was good to go. I took off in the afternoon and the one obvious effect of the corona virus was less traffic. It makes such [...]

19 03, 2020

Cabin Fever

By |2020-04-03T12:37:33-07:00March 19th, 2020|

Cabin fever is starting to get to me. I went out today, picked up some food at Gelson’s. It was good to see real people and not just TV people. Everyone was keeping their distance. It rained for a good part of the week and I was wondered if I was ever going to get back to riding my bike. I wasn’t sure what to do and then I looked up a couple of articles on the internet and I read one that said medical experts say it is okay to go jogging, cycling, hiking, and walking as long as [...]

14 03, 2020

Self-Quarantine

By |2020-04-03T12:30:24-07:00March 14th, 2020|

Everybody is talking about self-quarantine, so since I didn’t have anything better to do, I decided to stay in. I went to Trader Joe’s and got food for the week. I did not hoard either, I got what I normally get with a couple of bottles of wine.

13 03, 2020

Social Distancing

By |2020-04-03T12:29:07-07:00March 13th, 2020|

These are crazy times that we are living in. I went to my exercise class at ONEgeneration. I could only have ten students in my class and we had to practice social distancing, so we did our exercises six feet apart. The corona virus is stifling everybody and everything. I love my exercise class, but for now it is on hiatus. The class was canceled indefinitely till the corona virus is over.

6 03, 2020

Yosemite Getaway

By |2020-04-03T12:28:02-07:00March 6th, 2020|

I am not in Los Angeles. A friend of mine invited me to come to Manteca in Northern California to celebrate her birthday. We drove up yesterday and stopped at Yosemite. I had never been there before and it was absolutely breathtaking. Even though I didn’t get a chance to ride my bike, I did get some hiking in and the fresh air and the scenery was really good for my health.

29 02, 2020

Still Sore

By |2020-04-03T12:13:10-07:00February 29th, 2020|

It was a gorgeous day today. I took a short bike ride up to Roscoe and back. Even though I wear bicycle shorts and I bought a gel seat, my butt still gets sore. I think I am going to have to buy another seat for my bike.