Book Review: Old Man on a Bicycle By Don Petterson

Long time readers of the Mountainstroh blog know I have one fear: Getting Old.  I am honestly scared to death of being old, decrepit, and being barely able to walk to the mailbox.  That, plus a guy I saw once in Disneyland (another post for another day) are why I bust my ass and work out so much.

Don, an ex US Ambassador, though, gives me, and those like me approaching, ok well into, middle age hope! Why, because at 71, this man decided, “What the hell!  I am going to ride across the United States!”… Continue reading “Book Review: Old Man on a Bicycle By Don Petterson”

Book Review: Blazing Bicycle Saddles by James Clarke

Folks, even though I keep hearing age is a number and that 60 is the new 40, and you are only as old as you feel, I sometimes still wonder.  I truly wonder how long these legs can keep me moving forward and my body can keep me in the saddle as I go places I have never been before.  Sometimes I think it will be forever, other times not so much.

So, when I stumble on a book like this, where I am younger (by a LOT) than most of the group riding, it gives a young pup like me hope! Continue reading “Book Review: Blazing Bicycle Saddles by James Clarke”

Now vs Then!

Yesterday, my post revolved around the fountain of youth many cyclist discover once they saddle up.  My Mom, who reads every post (even though she swears it adds a gray hair each time I do something I think is fun) added a great quote from the book”Younger Next Year” by Chris Crowley & Henry Lodge, MD.  He says, “You do have to age  But you don’t have to rot!” I may have to check out this book.

Well that comment and an article I read today started me thinking about today’s Tony and 20-year-old Tony Continue reading “Now vs Then!”