7 things I learned today about Florida group rides


It gets cold here sometimes. I left at 6:45 this morning and it was in the low 50s.  Not cold for November by Wisconsin standards, but pretty chilly when you have shorts and a short-sleeved jersey on.  So glad I left my arm warmers back inside the locked house.  When I showed up for theContinue reading “7 things I learned today about Florida group rides”

3 foot rule, my butt!


The 3 foot rule is a law in Florida, but someone forgot to tell all of the motorists here. Man, I thought the rednecks in pickups were bad in Wisconsin.  The fact is, 99.999% of motorists I encounter in WI are cyclist friendly, sometimes too much so.  Like when you’re attempting a track stand atContinue reading “3 foot rule, my butt!”

Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional


If this looks like fun to you, you have a screw loose… or you’re better adjusted than most people.  You are either clinically insane, or you understand how to bring harmony and/or balance into your life. I’ve been riding bikes since I was about 6 or 7.  I was the last kid on my blockContinue reading “Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional”

Great forecast… for me to poop on!


A slow leak in my rear tire this morning along with a glance at the rain outside at 5:00am convinced me to skip the outdoor ride and head to the WAC to ride the SPIN bike. LAME.  I don’t mind riding inside once in a while in crappy weather, in fact I teach SPIN everyContinue reading “Great forecast… for me to poop on!”

The Tosa Spokesmen – who are they??


“All Weather is Good Weather” If you have ever been on a group ride or some charity ride in Southeastern Wisconsin, you’ve probably seen one of these jerseys: The Spokesmen are a loosely organized group of riders from (wait for it…) Wauwatosa who get together just about every day, 365 days a year, to rideContinue reading “The Tosa Spokesmen – who are they??”