2012 ~ the year of the fat dude?


With the world coming to an end in just 353 days, I figured that I had better get a little scientific about my race plan this year.  For the last 2 years I’ve only averaged about 4,000 miles (that’s 6,400 Km for the roadies), but I’ve also managed to average a ride every other dayContinue reading “2012 ~ the year of the fat dude?”

2011 racing season – that’s a wrap!


AKA – the continuing evolution of a fat dude… Here I am in summer of 2006.  Riding an old mountain bike on the road with my other fat old friends –  Bob Roll and Greg LeMond.  OK, we’re not really friends – just fat.  I had taken many years off of the bike, and wasContinue reading “2011 racing season – that’s a wrap!”

Schlitz Park ToAD Criterium pre-ride report:


So today begins the Tour of America’s Dairyland with a Pros-only race in Shorewood. Mere mortals like me will be working, picking up kids or mowing the lawn while some of the WORLD’S best and brightest professional cyclists scream around the streets of Milwaukee at warp speed.  I plan to do a few races (Masters 3/4),Continue reading “Schlitz Park ToAD Criterium pre-ride report:”

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”

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”

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.”