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”

January 2011 Networking Ride recap


I’ve been riding a lot in the dark, snowy mornings lately, so I figured why not show up to the Networking Ride on my single-speed mountain bike?  The roads looked a little sketchy, and I wasn’t sure who’d be showing up (if anyone) for the 20-something degree ride yesterday. Thankfully, someone DID show up –Continue reading “January 2011 Networking Ride recap”

First ride of 2011… finally.


Leach and I braved the cold, windy morning to ride our bikes down to the Lake for my inaugural ride of the new year.  Took me a few more days than many others, but I finally got one in. It will probably take the rest of the year to get all of the salt offContinue reading “First ride of 2011… finally.”