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”

Drugs in cycling – AFFIRMATIVE.


“Why is there so much controversy about drug testing? I know plenty of guys who would be willing to test any drug they could come up with” –       George Carlin Have you heard, they busted another pro cyclist for doping.  Yawn.  In an unrelated story, the sun came up today.  It’s not that I don’tContinue reading “Drugs in cycling – AFFIRMATIVE.”

2011 Accountability… Are You In??


“Disappointment weighs heavy on the pride.” – Mike Howerton No New Year’s resolutions for me.  No mileage goals. No fad diets, no promises to do X, Y or Z this year.  That’s all crappy, crap-crap. Thought I’d put my “intentions” down in writing though, so I can remind myself daily: Keep riding… a lot.  More than 2010.Continue reading “2011 Accountability… Are You In??”

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”

Quadruple threat: 24 in 6


24 miles with 3 fellow Spokesmen at 5:45am. 12 degrees, but  4 to 6 degrees with the West wind-chill.  Dark and chilly, but a nice pace and great company. Put the single speed through a little workout in the dark to keep things toasty. Helping Peter hit his mileage goal for the year, it wasContinue reading “Quadruple threat: 24 in 6”

“You’re crazy!”


If I had a dime for every time I heard that, let’s just say I’d have a lot of dimes. The roads were in relatively good shape yesterday and 4 of us were game for a slightly shortened Networking ride.  20 degrees, sunny and very light winds made for surprisingly good conditions.  As we pulledContinue reading ““You’re crazy!””