2011 Bone Ride report


“When the clouds, take the sky  Does the storm give you life?”  – Led Zeppelin 25th Annual Bone Ride.  5/18/2011.  Schuler’s house.  7:30am.  50 degrees and raining.  155 miles to go.  Awesome. Not sure how many riders rolled, but it was substantially less than last year’s idyllic conditions.  We were rained on for the firstContinue reading “2011 Bone Ride report”

May Networking Ride ~ aka: “Cloosterfook”


A wise man once told me “…don’t apologize for things you didn’t do…” So here’s my apology:  I’m sorry we got off the route.  It created some confusion for sure, but once we got back on track we were good.  If you ever see me at the front of the pack without a map, feelContinue reading “May Networking Ride ~ aka: “Cloosterfook””

Team Wisconsin Whitnall Spring Classic


The Big Red Train rolls out! My first race in the new kit, hard not to feel fast in this gear!  This was my 2nd road race of 2011, and that means the 5th of my life.  Great time, but I still have a lot to learn.  12th overall in the Masters 4/5.  I’m justContinue reading “Team Wisconsin Whitnall Spring Classic”

Training vs. riding – what are you doing?


Most weekdays, my alarm goes off at 5:00am (4:30 on sunny Tuesday summer mornings).  I roll out of bed, throw on my gear and head to the ride of the morning.  I don’t wear a heart rate monitor, I don’t use a PowerTap, and I don’t even have a computer on any of my bikes. Continue reading “Training vs. riding – what are you doing?”

2011 ~ Race # 1 is in the books


My idea of racing the Barry Roubaix for the first time this year seemed to fizzle out when my potential racing partners ended up with alternate plans.  So, against my better judgement I made a last minute decision to drive down to Illinois for the Super Spring Criterium. Weather was fantastic… for ice fishing.  24Continue reading “2011 ~ Race # 1 is in the books”

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.”

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”