(Bad) WORS choices

“It’s all about the game and how you play it All about control and if you can take it All about your debt and if you can pay it It’s all about pain and who’s gonna make it” Motorhead Crystal Ridge was a blast, and by blast I was thinking of a blast furnace.  YouContinue reading “(Bad) WORS choices”

Crystal Ridge WORS pre-ride report…

First let me say the long sleeve jersey was overkill this morning.  I was expecting it to be much cooler.  Second, I apologize for the crappy cell-phone pix.  Third, HOLY CRAP, this is gonna be FUN! A word to the ex-BMXers, you’re going to tear it up Sunday.  A word to the roadies – stayContinue reading “Crystal Ridge WORS pre-ride report…”

Facing my fears, WORS-style

I’m not afraid of lining up against anyone at a WORS race, not afraid of big climbs, or pushing the pedals till I puke, or getting all muddy.  What I haven’t been able to do for 41 years is… a simple Farmer Blow: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=farmer’s+blow Call it irrational, call it lame, call it whatever you want.Continue reading “Facing my fears, WORS-style”

Friends… with benefits

Not THAT kind of benefits, I’m happily married.  The kind of benefits you get from jumping on a bike with a group of people you don’t (or hardly) know and making instant friends. This week I had the pleasure of doing a recovery ride with a few “recreational” riders.  Recovery rides always seem like aContinue reading “Friends… with benefits”

SPINNING Eye for the Straight Guy

“Always do everything you ask of those you command.” General George S. Patton Taught my Wednesday 6am SPIN class today.  I’ll admit, Patton probably never took a SPIN class.  You don’t exactly think of MMA and cigars and Monster Trucks when you think about SPIN classes, but they do have some value for “real” cyclists.Continue reading “SPINNING Eye for the Straight Guy”

Ready as I’m gonna be

I haven’t done a WORS race since June 13th, and haven’t even ridden the trails much this summer because of the typhoons.  So most of my miles have been on my road bike this season.  While it’s been a lot of fun, it’s not the same as riding off-road.  Besides the obvious differences (dirt beingContinue reading “Ready as I’m gonna be”

Brought a knife to the gunfight

Monday morning road ride with the Spokesmen – I brought the 69er.  The new 36:15 gearing for the WORS race Sunday feels ridiculous compared to the biggest previous gears – 32:16.  We were rolling along at 20mph this morning, a speed previously reserved for downhills only on this rig.  Spinning up the paved roads feltContinue reading “Brought a knife to the gunfight”