Pin the number on the donkey


My 2013 ToAD – here it is: Day 1: (Day 2 of ToAD actually, but for all of us who don’t get paid to play – it’s Day 1) East Troy.  Nerves on edge, been training and looking forward to this since the end of ToAD last year (like hundreds of other riders).  Storm blowsContinue reading “Pin the number on the donkey”

January 2013 Networking ride wrap-up


Alrighty, due to the awesome power of the World Wide Interwebs, the Networking Ride blog looks like a malware site now: The site is fine, no malware, but some 35-year-old douche-bag that lives in his parent’s basement is probably chuckling all over his Cheetos about this.  I’m just a caveman, so I haven’t figured outContinue reading “January 2013 Networking ride wrap-up”

2013 Windy 500 route


The 2013 Recipe for the Windy 500 is almost fully baked: It’s a bit of Urban mixed with a bit of Suburban, with a pinch of Crazy. We’ve done North. We’ve done West. We can’t go East. This year, we’re headed South. Milwaukee to Chicago to Michigan to Chicago to Milwaukee. 4 days 500 miles.Continue reading “2013 Windy 500 route”

2012 Windy 500 is in the books!


Where do I start?? Here is the complete list of rules for the event: You must ride a bike 500+ miles in 4 days You must ride in at least 2 states See Rule #5.  HTFU. Here are some basic facts about the ride: You will wonder why you signed up for this stupid thingContinue reading “2012 Windy 500 is in the books!”

My 9 Days as a Domestique


The 2012 Tour of America’s Dairyland has finally come and gone.  I was fortunate enough to be able to race all but the last day of the series this year, 9 days in a row.  I am still a Cat 4 on the road, since most of my racing experience has been on dirt (whereContinue reading “My 9 Days as a Domestique”

WINDY 500 planning meeting (with beer) on February 2nd!


Note: February 2nd is the correct date for the planning meeting. I originally posted the wrong date (Feb 7). The 2nd Annual WINDY 500 dates are set! The 2nd annual 500 mile, 4 day bike ride (not to be confused with the Trans-Europe “piece-of-crap-only” car rally taking in 22 foreign countries over 23 days) will be heldContinue reading “WINDY 500 planning meeting (with beer) on February 2nd!”