On Bicycling and Wine: An Introduction

It’s a rainy first of May here in Cleveland, but that does not dissuade me from putting in the miles. 9 miles to work and 9 miles back. It’s not exactly distance, but thanks to the many traffic lights on the route, there is no shortage of starting and stopping. Nothing gets your calves in shape like accelerating from a stop to full speed every 1000 feet or so. Waiting for me when I get home are a delicious dinner and a nice bottle of wine to accompany it. Through all the struggles and the hassles, being able to ride my two wheels home to appreciate the pleasures of some succulent vino makes it all worthwhile.

If you’re curious about the details of what’s going on here, I’d encourage you to look at the “About” page, which breaks down the plan for this here website. I’m here right now instead to just give you a warm welcome and introduce myself. I am the Wine Cyclist, but I’ve been known to answer to “Jim” at times as well. I’m here to bike a lot, enjoy wine a lot, and tell you all about it (along the way, I may very well wax philosophical and discuss my musical inclinations as well).

This is more than merely a presentation, however; this is a dialogue. Participation in the conversation is strongly encouraged.

Over the next several days, I will be continuing the introduction and taking lots of pictures of the process of equipping both myself and my bike for the coming tours. The action really gets rolling in about two weeks when I take off for the Finger Lakes to roll on some hills and visit some wineries.

Woo! I’m excited! Are you excited? Let’s get this ride a’rollin’…

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2 thoughts on “On Bicycling and Wine: An Introduction

  1. Jim,

    Welcome to the wine blogosphere (and Twitter)!

    I’m looking forward to following your adventures …

    And, thanks for making me an indispensable read, much appreciated from one Midwesterner to another.

    All the best,


    1. Jeff,

      Thanks for the warm welcome! I hope my adventures and my words keep you entertained.

      I’ve got a post coming up soon going into greater detail about the indispensable read column there, but mostly all I gotta say is you’ve earned it, man.

      I’ll have little time (and few chances for an Internet connection) while on the road, so I have to choose my reads carefully.

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