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”

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 Windy 500 hits the big time


  We’re proud to introduce our first 2015 in-kind sponsor: Pabst Blue Ribbon! I was pretty stoked when this Windy 500 care package arrived today!  PBR Racing jerseys, caps and some highly coveted head badges.  For years we have enjoyed this sweet, sweet nectar pre-, during and post-ride.  Now we’ll be flying the colors inContinue reading “The Windy 500 hits the big time”

Getting there…


This is always my favorite time of the cycling season.  Road racing is done and riding can be done for the sake of just riding. I just wrapped up my annual 500 mile bike trip (the “Windy 500“).  It was by far the best yet.  I thought a lot, about a lot of things andContinue reading “Getting there…”

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”