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”

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”

The secret to winning EVERY mountain bike race:


RECOVERY. It’s not really a secret, but it’s probably the one thing that people spend the least amount of time on.  I don’t mean “sleepy-time, take a week off the bike and eat doughnuts” recovery, I mean the “30 seconds between sprints, my heart rate maxed out 20 beats ago” recovery. I’ve put in aContinue reading “The secret to winning EVERY mountain bike race:”

Brought a knife to the gunfight


Monday morning road ride with the Spokesmen – I brought the 69er.  The new 36:15 gearing for the WORS race Sunday feels ridiculous compared to the biggest previous gears – 32:16.  We were rolling along at 20mph this morning, a speed previously reserved for downhills only on this rig.  Spinning up the paved roads feltContinue reading “Brought a knife to the gunfight”