A Few Things I’m Thankful For

In regards to cycling, that is.

  • Healthy knees
  • Wide bike lanes
  • Crisp fall days
  • Drivers who give a wide berth
  • Tailwinds
  • Sunday mornings
  • Quiet backroads
  • And last, but not least, an amazing riding partner.

How about you? What are you thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving! —Alan

16 Responses to “A Few Things I’m Thankful For”

  • Gump says:

    I’m thankful for sponsors that make this blog possible. I’ve learned about their products from this blog. Thank you.

  • Croupier says:

    In regards to cycling:
    1) Knowledgeable bike shop owners/workers who actually enjoy helping their customers.
    2) My fellow friendly riders and cycling advocates in my neck-of-woods and around the world.
    3) BMX innovation (they’re beating the s**t out of their bikes so you don’t have to).
    4) Barack Obama
    5) EcoVelo!!!

  • Spanky says:

    Things I am grateful for in regard to cycling:

    The beautiful places my bike takes me to.

    The sense of freedom and adventure my bikes give me.


    The taste of good food after a long ride.

    The health my bikes give me.

    The internet, for allowing me to learn about and purchase loads of bikes!

    People who have the passion to bring it all together and create websites like this one, bentrider, fixedgeargallery etc.

    That about covers it.

  • Helton says:

    Fresh water falling in a creek at the road side in a long uphill in a hot summer day

  • Croupier says:

    @ Spanky

    I forgot the Fixed Gear Gallery. Thanks to Dennis for bringing us everything from the completely logical to the purely insane… like this one: http://fixedgeargallery.com/2008/nov/4/WilliamCanup.htm

  • jamesmallon says:

    Chicks who compliment me on my bike.

  • jamesmallon says:

    My bike for getting chicks to give me compliments.

  • jamesmallon says:

    My wife for buying me a new bike in thanks for her engagement ring (a return gift is a mandatory Japanese custom). Do I not, indeed, have the coolest wife? That’s why I can smile at the compliments from the fairest-gendered, and ride home to my wife.

  • Larry Guevara says:

    I’m thankful for:

    My Sunday morning cycling friends who ride to breakfast trying to burn off more calories than we eat

    All of my past, present, and future bikes

    My sister and brothers who gladly accept hand-me-down bikes so I can get new bikes

    A perfect distance for commuting to work

    Windproof cycling briefs

    The neighbor who found me unconscious in the road and called for help after I biked broadside into a German shepard

    Any and all blogs created by Alan Barnard

  • Alan says:

    I should have added, “My loyal readers”.

    Thanks all, and have a wonderful holiday!

    All the best-

  • michael says:

    A recently serviced drive-train!

  • Thomas Barone says:

    I’m so thankful for———-

    A great understanding wife, with out her my cycling addiction could no thrive.

    My good health , allows for new challanges in my life.

    My faith ————— the reason that all things are possible!

    The cycling community -what a joy they have been.

  • Gordon Inkeles says:

    I’m grateful to have married an atheist. She is rational, free from superstition and intelligent.

  • Adrienne says:

    I am glad I have a bike. I am even more greatful I can ride it.
    The hubby ain’t bad, either!

  • Mike says:

    I’m a little late but…

    Cycling related, I am thankful short cranks (150 – 155 mm length). (Recum)Bent riders have been using them for years but never heard much about people using them on upright. Short cranks are now on two of my uprights, and they are the best thing that has happened to my knees.


  • Twain says:

    Thankful for:


    Good Health

    Great Family

    Fantastic place to live and ride.

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