2021 Windy 500 wrap up


“Die first. Then you can go about the business of living.” ~ Ekhart Tolle Well, here we are. Year 11. The Annual Ride of Stupidity. In the books. The riding was great, and the weather was great (except when it wasn’t). The group was great – good size, great guys. The new Door County routeContinue reading “2021 Windy 500 wrap up”

2019 Windy 500 wrap-up


511 miles. 10,613 ft of elevation. 4 days of awesome. That’s the facts. Now the fluff… The Windy 500 (AKA: “The Windy”) is now 9 years old. In total, we’ve covered 4,594 miles (New York to Los Angeles and back) and climbed 105,704 feet (20+ miles straight up). For reference, the “Death Zone” begins atContinue reading “2019 Windy 500 wrap-up”

2018 Windy 500 wrap-up


509 miles this year makes it 4,083 total Windy 500 miles ridden for me so far. That’s the equivalent of a round-trip ride from Toronto, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and back. For the rest of you Pop Tarts, your total Windy mileage ranges somewhere between 4,083 (McArdle) & 509 (everyone else). What mattersContinue reading “2018 Windy 500 wrap-up”

Windy 500 2017 wrap-up


Yeah, that just happened. The Windy 500 just became the most spectacular thing ever. And you weren’t there. It was Sofa King awesome, that it may never eclipse itself. Like Leo Sayer singing with Barry Gibb AND Justin Timberlake. Or donut wrapped hot dogs. It was that good. We may as well all put onContinue reading “Windy 500 2017 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!”

“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””