WINDY 500 planning meeting (with beer) on February 2nd!


Note: February 2nd is the correct date for the planning meeting. I originally posted the wrong date (Feb 7). The 2nd Annual WINDY 500 dates are set! The 2nd annual 500 mile, 4 day bike ride (not to be confused with the Trans-Europe “piece-of-crap-only” car rally taking in 22 foreign countries over 23 days) will be heldContinue reading “WINDY 500 planning meeting (with beer) on February 2nd!”

2012 ~ the year of the fat dude?


With the world coming to an end in just 353 days, I figured that I had better get a little scientific about my race plan this year.  For the last 2 years I’ve only averaged about 4,000 miles (that’s 6,400 Km for the roadies), but I’ve also managed to average a ride every other dayContinue reading “2012 ~ the year of the fat dude?”

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?”

July Networking ride report


Absolutely perfect weather greeted 30 riders as we toed the line at Attitude for the July networking ride.  Actually 31, as Jim Mitchell missed the launch but followed behind solo. A great time was had by all – once again we held the speed to a comfortable chat pace.  Billy O. and Bill King ledContinue reading “July Networking ride report”

June 2011 Networking Ride report


Welcome back cycling enthusiasts! This ride was started a few years ago as an alternative to golf networking, with the goal being getting like-minded business people together for a “chat” ride once a month.  Over the last 2 years, the ride has attracted stronger and stronger riders, and the pace has slowly crept up toContinue reading “June 2011 Networking Ride report”

May Networking Ride ~ aka: “Cloosterfook”


A wise man once told me “…don’t apologize for things you didn’t do…” So here’s my apology:  I’m sorry we got off the route.  It created some confusion for sure, but once we got back on track we were good.  If you ever see me at the front of the pack without a map, feelContinue reading “May Networking Ride ~ aka: “Cloosterfook””

April “Networking Ride” recap


Another ride in the books, and man what a day! 70+ degrees and sunny brought everyone out of the woodwork.  The rider count was somewhere around 20 or maybe even  a few more.  Route was about 35 or 36 miles, and the pace was surprisingly up-tempo for early April – no better way to spendContinue reading “April “Networking Ride” recap”