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Hello again. Well, that wasn’t a long absence from the Blog this time. I just felt that such a marvellous day could not go unremarked. We could have ridden. Maybe, some of you did. I know I thought of it but I failed to act on the impulse. These warm pre-winter days are not hard to take. Let’s hope we don’t pay for them with aberrant weather this coming summer.

Okay, here are a couple of links for you to consider about group riding (and the pulling through). The videos are excellent and show just how easily this can be done. I was going to entitle this blog “Ride like a Girl”. If only, we could. Take a few minutes to view these. It will be worth it.



Also, I found this article which is relevant to me (or was) about excessive effort and heart damage. The jury is still out but there appears to be growing evidence about heart damage from exercise. The question remains, “What is too much?”

There is also Dr James O’Keefe’s research:

“First, the bad news for marathoners and other extreme athletes. Excessive exercise has been consistently associated with atrial fibrillation, a rhythm disturbance that increases the risk of stroke and leaves some people feeling weak and breathless. One study looked at the rates of atrial fibrillation in over fifty thousand Swedish men who had participated in the Vasaloppet, a ninety-kilometre cross-country ski event, over a ten-year period. Those who completed the most races or who had the fastest times seemed to have a higher risk of atrial fibrillation.” This  is an excerpt from The New Yorker:

Right, that’s it for now. Stay tuned. Be active. Smile. Think on the morrow but enjoy all of to-day.

Bye bye, ac. Comments always welcome at;

PS: I don’t often comment on the title of the day’s blog-post but I thought I would this time. It’s an echo (for me) of the New York Daily News’ headline of Dec 03: Republican candidates were offering prayers for the victims but offering no concrete action on new gun legislation restricting access to guns and assault rifles. I doubt there will be sufficient “road to Damascus’ conversions to right the world from darkness.

pity this busy monster, manunkind,
not. Progress is a comfortable disease:
your victim (death and life safely beyond)

plays with the bigness of his littleness
— electrons deify one razorblade
into a mountainrange; lenses extend
unwish through curving wherewhen till unwish
returns on its unself.
A world of made
is not a world of born — pity poor flesh

and trees, poor stars and stones, but never this
fine specimen of hypermagical

ultraomnipotence. We doctors know

a hopeless case if — listen: there’s a hell
of a good universe next door; let’s go

ee cummings

Okay, two in one day. Bonus.

Hello world, so to speak. Check out @ArnpriorCycling on twitter for cycling news and commentary. Let’s get the word out on reading and recreation. Let’s not let McNab open “a door into the dark”(ness). What exactly is the real cost of restricting access to books and bikes. That’s a metaphor for the sake of alliteration.

Renfrew County has rates of obesity in males of 40%; females 35%. Do you expect those figures to go down anytime soon with McNab’s proposed elimination of its cost sharing agreement with Arnprior. And who said that reading was a luxury. Who would have thought that McNab Council would be proponents of aliteracy.

And, let’s do something about that dump. It is 2013, after all. Unbelievable but true. You just can’t make this stuff up. Will a new physician ever come to Arnprior and McNab-Braeside?

FYI, the earlier post had incorrect info on the twitter account. This has now been corrected. Comments always welcome.

Twitter @ArnpriorCycling