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2020 Bike MS: Inside Out

In my 20th year of riding for MS, we continue to define new “firsts.” In 2018, the entire event was cancelled due to a projected deluge from Tropical Storm Gordon. Last year, after a spectacularly beautiful day on Saturday, we were again hit with another storm that...

Bike MS 2019: The Jekyll & Hyde Weekend

Saturday September 7 was a picture-perfect day for a bike ride. Probably the best day weather-wise since my first ride in 2001. We’ve had nice days, but this was just beautiful – mildly warm with a mildly cool breeze to keep things comfortable. But Sunday showed...

2018: The Bike MS Ride That Didn’t Happen

Over the years, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather, from hot and dry to cold and wet, and everything in between. But the ride went on in spite of whatever Mother Nature had to throw at us, even tents rolling across the field like tumbleweeds! But this year the...

Bike MS: Gateway Getaway Ride 2017

It’s been two weeks since the ride, and a very busy time since then. A 25th wedding anniversary cannot be celebrated in a single day, you know, and though the U2 concert in St. Louis was cancelled, the Cardinals played on, as did Billy Joel. Suffice it to say, there...

An Open Letter to U2

2 July 2017 Dear, Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry, I started to write this three months ago, and was distracted away from it to attend to something else. Procrastination took over from there. Anyway, I was inspired to write this letter in spite of the fact that I have no...

Movie Review: Where to Invade Next

Last night we watched Where to Invade Next, a film by Michael Moore. While many people disregard Moore as a provocative liberal, he identifies a number of policies and programs that other countries have implemented that seem very enviable and ideal. Moore travels to...

My Reflection on the Election

There was a protest in downtown St Louis today that I chose not to go to. I respect and appreciate the people who went out to protest the president-elect that so many feel is unfit to be president. However, the people have spoken. Short of any election rigging, it...

2016 Gateway Getaway

After a great ride last year, each of the ten members of Team Microgrid committed to recruiting another cyclist for this year’s ride.  We raised over $5,000 again last year, and everyone seemed eager to ride again this year.  And then the bottom seemed to fall out....