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”

Sprinting – Secrets from the Pros


This is how you do it. Sprinting – you either have it, or you don’t… right?  We’ve all watched the great ones with amazement and disbelief: Zabel, Cipollini, Cavendish, Kelly, etc.  They seem like they were born to sprint.  In the modern era, we watch the overhead HD helicopter feed as the high-speed bullet trainContinue reading “Sprinting – Secrets from the Pros”

7 Ways to Become a Crappier Rider


Brothers and sisters, if you want to know how to do everything wrong – you’ve come to the right place! I’ve done all the legwork for you, no need to break a sweat or crack open a book.  All the answers are right here.  I’ve been training this way for a long time, so IContinue reading “7 Ways to Become a Crappier Rider”

“When you come to a fork in the road… Take it”


Now what? I cranked up my training this year, made it through ToAD and the Windy 500, and then… nothing. I have another Century to ride tomorrow, will probably do it on my track bike for fun, but I have no desire to finish out the WORS series or even do my first CX race.Continue reading ““When you come to a fork in the road… Take it””

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”

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!”