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(Sing to the tune of Breaking Up Is Hard To Do) A Poem/Lyric by Dan Rappoport Bike down, dooby, do, down down Com-a com-a bike down, dooby, do, down down Biking up is hard to do. Don’t take my bike away from me Don’t you leave my legs in misery But if you do, then […]

Comments closedPUBLISHED APRIL 19, 2014

(sung to the tune of By the Time I Get to Phoenix) A Poem/Lyric by Dan Rappoport By the time I bike to Key West, she’ll be wearing my vest. She’ll be thinking I will never come back to her. She’ll think that I ‘m kidding about the lack of hills. Passing all the greenery […]

Comments closedPUBLISHED APRIL 19, 2014

Michael Heffler Winter 2013-4 There’s an expression “Having the tar knocked out of you!” I’m thinking about our roads. The roads we plan to cycle on this spring. When you think of a pot you might think of the little thing you make oatmeal in, or the bigger thing you boil pasta in, or maybe […]

Comments closedPUBLISHED APRIL 19, 2014

September 29 to October 5 450+ miles On Saturday, October 28, Judy and I, after a two-day 680 mile ride, reached the town of Spruce Pine, North Carolina. The town is located in the heart of the Smokey Mountains at an elevation of 2,532 feet. The Blue Ridge Parkway is less than a mile away. […]

Comments closedPUBLISHED JANUARY 18, 2014

by Michael Heffler, June 2013 Cyclists occasionally ask me what it takes to be a good hill climber. My current answer is be young and in good shape. If you can’t do that than it’s the same answer as in the old joke about how do I get to Carnegie Hall: Practice! Practice! Practice! There’s […]

Comments closedPUBLISHED JANUARY 10, 2014

6th Annual Follow the Women Ride In February, Princeton FreeWheeler member, Caroline Argento Spoeneman and 122 other women with 17 different nationalities, biked through all seven of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This oil-rich kingdom sits on the Persian Gulf between Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. The ride was the 6th annual for the UK-based […]

Comments closedPUBLISHED JANUARY 10, 2014

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Comments closedPUBLISHED MARCH 7, 2013

Addendum to the February ’09 FreeWheel: A One Time Commemorative Issue Assembling The Thoughts and Memories Of Recently Departed Stormin’ Norman

Comments closedPUBLISHED MARCH 7, 2013

By Brian Ignatin If you’d like to experience a day in the life of a pro cyclist without the elbow-throwing mayhem of a field sprint or without a cigar-chompingBelgian Team Director screaming at you out of a car window, then perhaps you should try a Cyclosportif.

Comments closedPUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2013

By Michael Heffler We know the world is not flat! There are hills and there are many good reasons to climb them. More good news – for every hill you climb there is generally,at some point, an equal but opposite downhill. After writing several pieces about climbing hills, I was asked to write something about […]

Comments closedPUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2013

. . .and its raucous cousin, Fretz By Michael Heffler Breathe! There are schools of meditation that ask you to focus on your breathing. They are pleasantly persistent, stating that being in the moment and watching your breath is the key to a calm and peaceful mind.Meditation can be a powerful discipline to get one […]

Comments closedPUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2013

By Bob Weinstein As the new year rolls in, we are all certainly taking stock of what we want to accomplish during 2009. News of today’s economic situation is continuing its assault on our senses, seeming to dominate the media and not giving us a chance to escape – adding to our everyday stresses –although […]

Comments closedPUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2013

By Tom Hammell For the past 2 years I have worked on a book called”Road Biking New Jersey”. This required me to research, map out, photograph and document a lot of different bike rides all over this state. It was a lot of work but it was also a lot of fun and reaffirmed by […]

Comments closedPUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2013

ByMichael Heffler Editor’s Note:The following piece is the fifth in a series by the author. The preceding 4 submissions can be read by going here. Why do we do it? You can go so much faster on flat roads. It’s much less work. There’s got to be reasons….

Comments closedPUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2013

 by Howie Luxenberg Most seniors remember the 1960 “Ocean’sEleven” film with Sinatra, Dino and the rest of the Rat Pack. It has also spawned a host of remakes, the latest beingOcean’s 13 with the likes of Clooney, Pitt and Damon. The PrincetonWheelers have a better, newer version with their own matinee idols, more commonly referred to […]

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By Steve Friedlander Editor’s Note: The following submission is the Introduction and Close -excerpted from a well-written day to days ago documenting the author’s 9 day May 15-23, 2007 trip.Go here for the link to read the day by day story– it will be worth your trip!

Comments closedPUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2013

By Howie Luxenberg 10/’09 Anyone fortunate enough to join Dennis Whitney’s Allentown ride eachWednesday morning gets a taste of paradise, New Egypt style. Thathappens to be the place where cyclist extraordinaire Mary Foley resides. These days our gifted cyclist, who was injured in an early fall biking accident, confines part of her routine each Wednesday […]

Comments closedPUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2013

Read this inspirational article by member Sonya Aronowitz I’m helping to clear up the remains of the week strewn on my 5th grader’s floor. Amongst the detritus, is an early draft of a novella Raphael (aka the self-titled Literature Boy) has been working on at school. I glance to the end of his piece and […]

Comments closedPUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2013

  by Larry Goldsmith, PFW Ride captain PFW membership comes with many benefits. One big advantage of riding with a group of bicyclists is riding in a pace line. A pace line is one of those neat lines of bike riders racing in the Tour de France, often with the fastest & best racers BEHIND […]

Comments closedPUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2013