2022 Windy 500 wrap up


“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” – Henry Longfellow I ran into Lex at Colectivo a few weeks ago, and he gently reminded me that this wrap-up has been sitting in my to-do box for way too long. He’s right, but I needed time to think through myContinue reading “2022 Windy 500 wrap up”

2015 Windy 500 dates announced!


​I flew to Switzerland last night to attend the official press announcement for the 2015 Windy 500. ​The event was a phenomenal, star-studded extravaganza.  I sat between Ben Stiller and Mark Cavendish.  Can’t believe that our little ride has grown into a Worldwide affair.   Anyway, the 2015 Windy 500 (V) will once again travel NorthContinue reading “2015 Windy 500 dates announced!”

Getting there…


This is always my favorite time of the cycling season.  Road racing is done and riding can be done for the sake of just riding. I just wrapped up my annual 500 mile bike trip (the “Windy 500“).  It was by far the best yet.  I thought a lot, about a lot of things andContinue reading “Getting there…”

2014 Windy 500 is in the books


What turned out to the be the best Windy 500 ever fell short in only one category: mileage.  This year’s route left us 4 miles short: 496 miles with an 18mph average speed.  In all the years past we were always over, so at this point I’m using my rollover miles to call it anContinue reading “2014 Windy 500 is in the books”

Windy 500 v4.0: It’s the Final Countdown


We are nowhere near as cool or sexy as these long-maned Swedish man-whores, but we’re not opposed to letting a Glam Metal staple like Europe explain the Windy 500 v4.0: “We’re leaving together, But still it’s farewell And maybe we’ll come back, To earth, who can tell?” I don’t even know if they speaks the EnglishContinue reading “Windy 500 v4.0: It’s the Final Countdown”

2013 Windy 500 report


Here we go… The kinder, gentler version of the Windy rolled out on July 25th and ended up also being the easiest, shortest, best attended and record # of flat tires (20ish?) so far.  No 160+ mile days at 20mph this year. Riding through the urban jungle (Racine is beautiful in July…) means riding throughContinue reading “2013 Windy 500 report”