Category Archives: Personal

Bike MS: Gateway Getaway Ride 2017

It’s been two weeks since the ride, and a very busy time since then. A 25th wedding anniversary cannot be celebrated in a single day, you know, and though the U2 concert in St. Louis was cancelled, the Cardinals played … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to U2

2 July 2017 Dear, Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry, I started to write this three months ago, and was distracted away from it to attend to something else. Procrastination took over from there. Anyway, I was inspired to write this … Continue reading

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My Reflection on the Election

There was a protest in downtown St Louis today that I chose not to go to. I respect and appreciate the people who went out to protest the president-elect that so many feel is unfit to be president. However, the … Continue reading

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2016 Gateway Getaway

After a great ride last year, each of the ten members of Team Microgrid committed to recruiting another cyclist for this year’s ride.  We raised over $5,000 again last year, and everyone seemed eager to ride again this year.  And … Continue reading

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Team Microgrid Rides Again!

Once again, Microgrid Energy sponsored a team to ride in the 2015 Bike MS: Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride on September 12-13.  We first formed a team in 2014, and raised over $5,000 for the Gateway Area Chapter of the National … Continue reading

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Team Microgrid Rides for MS

After two wonderful years riding with Team Christner, we finally had enough critical mass to establish a company-sponsored team from Microgrid Solar.  In the last year, we’ve hired a number of new people who are avid cyclists, and ride to … Continue reading

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Living the Dream

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that inspired millions, and contributed to an unprecedented era of social change.  His nonviolent stand against racial inequality moved people to take a stand for justice and truth.  He has been exalted and … Continue reading

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2013 Gateway Getaway

It’s so nice to be on a team where all I have to do is show up.  Certainly there’s a little preparation that goes into pulling my biking and camping gear together, but it’s nice to be a part of … Continue reading

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Welcome to Team Christner!

  Now in my twelfth year of riding the in what is now called Bike MS, I have ridden with a number of teams over the years.  Two of my mates from Team CSL were unable to ride this year, … Continue reading

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Eleven Years and Still Riding!

The bicycle is a wonderful marriage between (hu)man and machine.  Of course, it helps to have pavement roads to minimize friction, but it still amazes me that you can, using your own energy, travel 75 miles in a day.  This … Continue reading

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