2018 Windy 500 wrap-up


509 miles this year makes it 4,083 total Windy 500 miles ridden for me so far. That’s the equivalent of a round-trip ride from Toronto, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and back. For the rest of you Pop Tarts, your total Windy mileage ranges somewhere between 4,083 (McArdle) & 509 (everyone else). What mattersContinue reading “2018 Windy 500 wrap-up”

2015 Windy 500 dates announced!


​I flew to Switzerland last night to attend the official press announcement for the 2015 Windy 500. ​The event was a phenomenal, star-studded extravaganza.  I sat between Ben Stiller and Mark Cavendish.  Can’t believe that our little ride has grown into a Worldwide affair.   Anyway, the 2015 Windy 500 (V) will once again travel NorthContinue reading “2015 Windy 500 dates announced!”

January 2013 Networking ride wrap-up


Alrighty, due to the awesome power of the World Wide Interwebs, the Networking Ride blog looks like a malware site now: The site is fine, no malware, but some 35-year-old douche-bag that lives in his parent’s basement is probably chuckling all over his Cheetos about this.  I’m just a caveman, so I haven’t figured outContinue reading “January 2013 Networking ride wrap-up”

“Windy 500” ride report


Q: “Where are you guys from? A: “Milwaukee” Q: “Where you headed?” A: (depended on what day it was) “Shawano” “Iron Mountain, Michigan” “Shawano” “Milwaukee” Q: “What are you doing this for?” A: “For fun” …long pause… “I can think of a lot more fun things to do than this…” And so it went forContinue reading ““Windy 500” ride report”

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”

1st Annual(?) Windy 500 ride: July 15-18


Are you in? “The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this, ‘What is the use of climbing Mount Everest ?’ and my answer must at once be, ‘It is no use’.” –         George Leigh Mallory, 1922 The Windy 500: 125 miles a day for 4 days.  MowaukeeContinue reading “1st Annual(?) Windy 500 ride: July 15-18”