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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Dr. Z Reflects on Reflectors

I started this blog six years ago so that I could share my thoughts about things that I thought should be shared.  Most of this deals with educational technology but I want to share something about another passion of mine - biking.

As you may know, I love biking.  Every year I ride RAGBRAI with Team Flamingo. It's an opportunity where I get together with 12,000 of my closest friends and we ride 500 miles across Iowa during the last full week of July. We call this fun.

This is my 10th year doing this.

The best part is the training rides that we make with our wonderful Team Flamingo members during the 3 months before the ride.

The other day I broke my mirror while putting my bike in the back of my truck. It costs $20 to replace so I went to a nearby auto parts shop and purchased a $3 convex stick-on mirror. What a find!!

I just love this. It shows so much more and you have a much larger field of vision.  It's made of plastic or metal so I don't have to worry about breaking it again. Even if I do, did I mention that it's only $3?

Sure, I know that this is a lame topic for a post but I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to "Reflect on Reflectors."  BTW if you look closely in the photo above you can see the photo of my grandson, Tyler, on my phone. =-)


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2 comments:

  1. just saw this post, and I must say that this post is very worthwhile! I ride a bike too, however mine has a 1500cc engine on it. I also ride on the same ride every year, however mine is 600 miles to Sturgis. This will be my 11th year at Sturgis. Yours is more impressive considering I have been on some of the back roads in Iowa, and add in the sun and heat I couldn't imagine the level of difficulty! Anyways, from one rider to another, great post!


    I also have one on my car, on the left mirror. It is kind of hard to see clear over on the right side, and the field of vision is narrower on the left.

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  2. Didn't know that you were a Hog biker. Sounds like fun. I have been to Sturgis but not during their celebration. Based upon some of the activities I have seen on TV, I find it hard to picture you at Sturgis . . . but there may be a side I haven't met.
    =-)

    Z

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