2012 Windy 500 dates are set!


Next year’s 2nd Windy 500 will take place from August 3rd to August 6th. 500 miles in 4 days.  Nothing but bikes and beers.   This year’s adventure left us all with some great stories as well as something to brag to our grand-kids about someday. The goal this year will be to (at least)Continue reading “2012 Windy 500 dates are set!”

The end of an era


7,437 miles and counting… In the past 2 calendar years, the longest I’ve been off the bike was 9 days: November 30 to December 8, 2010.  Before that, I wasn’t keeping track. I’ve enjoyed every mile – every adventure, every race, every crash, every one of the 316 rides so far.  But it’s time forContinue reading “The end of an era”

Cars vs. Bikes – why isn’t it cars AND bikes?


I’m a little edgy today.  I set my alarm last night for 4:45am to ride to my first-ever CX practice, and then I forgot to turn the alarm on.  No CX practice.  Then as I was driving to my office from a meeting, I heard someone discussing the Bike Fed on the radio.  I turnedContinue reading “Cars vs. Bikes – why isn’t it cars AND bikes?”

2011 racing season – that’s a wrap!


AKA – the continuing evolution of a fat dude… Here I am in summer of 2006.  Riding an old mountain bike on the road with my other fat old friends –  Bob Roll and Greg LeMond.  OK, we’re not really friends – just fat.  I had taken many years off of the bike, and wasContinue reading “2011 racing season – that’s a wrap!”

“Windy 500” ride report


Q: “Where are you guys from? A: “Milwaukee” Q: “Where you headed?” A: (depended on what day it was) “Shawano” “Iron Mountain, Michigan” “Shawano” “Milwaukee” Q: “What are you doing this for?” A: “For fun” …long pause… “I can think of a lot more fun things to do than this…” And so it went forContinue reading ““Windy 500” ride report”

July Networking ride report


Absolutely perfect weather greeted 30 riders as we toed the line at Attitude for the July networking ride.  Actually 31, as Jim Mitchell missed the launch but followed behind solo. A great time was had by all – once again we held the speed to a comfortable chat pace.  Billy O. and Bill King ledContinue reading “July Networking ride report”

June 2011 Networking Ride report


Welcome back cycling enthusiasts! This ride was started a few years ago as an alternative to golf networking, with the goal being getting like-minded business people together for a “chat” ride once a month.  Over the last 2 years, the ride has attracted stronger and stronger riders, and the pace has slowly crept up toContinue reading “June 2011 Networking Ride report”