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A Happy Cycling Anniversary Indeed…


August 2014

Saturday was the one year anniversary of the day I brought my Specialized Venge home.

Nothing I’ve bought since I decided to get fit more than a decade ago in my adult life has had such huge impact on my enjoyment of fitness and life in general.

While it is still a bike and in order to get anywhere it must be pedaled, it is the one material item that I own that puts a real smile on my face.

Riding my Venge makes me happy.

Happy Birthday, Venge.

Day One:


Day 60:

I just can't stand my bike looking like a Ballchinian.

I just can’t stand my bike looking like a Ballchinian.

Day 365:


PS.  Don’t ever let anyone tell you that the wheels don’t matter.  They make the bike.


  1. Sandra says:

    I could not agree more. Happy Birthday, Venge. I cannot believe it’s been a year already!

  2. tischcaylor says:

    It’s cool that such an awesome toy can be so darn good for you (and everybody around you.) . You two were made for each other!

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