6am Cedarburg Cobbles Crash in the dark

A great morning for me, but not a good way to start the day for 1 rider.  I headed to Whitefish Bay this morning for the 5:30am beat down ride.  Rolling out in the darkness 2-up, we picked up the pace right away.  Roads were wet and riding that fast in the dark, even withContinue reading “6am Cedarburg Cobbles Crash in the dark”

The other Dirty Dozen

Lee Marvin is badass.  Undisputed.  But I’m talking about a different Dirty Dozen… one that involves push-ups and sit-ups. Very simple; do 1 sit-up, flip over and do 1 push-up.  Then do 2 of each, then 3, etc.  Hammer through it as quick as you can until you get to a dozen of each. MyContinue reading “The other Dirty Dozen”

I’m bringin’ splatter paint back!

Annual eppstein uhen architects ride yesterday – http://www.eua.com/bdbt/– 102 miles of bicycling bliss.  Wish I could say the same for my bike and for the other riders in the lead group with me.  There was only 1 small group of 20 mph riders this year, and no 22 mph group.  In years past, there were 3Continue reading “I’m bringin’ splatter paint back!”

Warm ups are for winners?

We all know how important it is to warm up before you ride or race, but how many people do it right? Not me. The more I race and ride, the more I continue to learn about racing and riding – and about how I work.  I usually try to warm up at least aContinue reading “Warm ups are for winners?”

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:”

Don’t be afraid of the dark

4:50am alarm clock wake-up, and no sunlight for a long time this morning… Rode to the Spokesmen ride and back this morning, just a quick 30-35 (?) miles, and I picked up a little coffee on the way home.  It’s nice to be done riding at 7:20, have some coffee and then start my day.Continue reading “Don’t be afraid of the dark”