2019 Windy 500 wrap-up


511 miles. 10,613 ft of elevation. 4 days of awesome. That’s the facts. Now the fluff… The Windy 500 (AKA: “The Windy”) is now 9 years old. In total, we’ve covered 4,594 miles (New York to Los Angeles and back) and climbed 105,704 feet (20+ miles straight up). For reference, the “Death Zone” begins atContinue reading “2019 Windy 500 wrap-up”

Windy 500 2017 wrap-up


Yeah, that just happened. The Windy 500 just became the most spectacular thing ever. And you weren’t there. It was Sofa King awesome, that it may never eclipse itself. Like Leo Sayer singing with Barry Gibb AND Justin Timberlake. Or donut wrapped hot dogs. It was that good. We may as well all put onContinue reading “Windy 500 2017 wrap-up”

2013 Windy 500 report


Here we go… The kinder, gentler version of the Windy rolled out on July 25th and ended up also being the easiest, shortest, best attended and record # of flat tires (20ish?) so far.  No 160+ mile days at 20mph this year. Riding through the urban jungle (Racine is beautiful in July…) means riding throughContinue reading “2013 Windy 500 report”

My 9 Days as a Domestique


The 2012 Tour of America’s Dairyland has finally come and gone.  I was fortunate enough to be able to race all but the last day of the series this year, 9 days in a row.  I am still a Cat 4 on the road, since most of my racing experience has been on dirt (whereContinue reading “My 9 Days as a Domestique”

WINDY 500 planning meeting (with beer) on February 2nd!


Note: February 2nd is the correct date for the planning meeting. I originally posted the wrong date (Feb 7). The 2nd Annual WINDY 500 dates are set! The 2nd annual 500 mile, 4 day bike ride (not to be confused with the Trans-Europe “piece-of-crap-only” car rally taking in 22 foreign countries over 23 days) will be heldContinue reading “WINDY 500 planning meeting (with beer) on February 2nd!”

2012 Windy 500 dates are set!


Next year’s 2nd Windy 500 will take place from August 3rd to August 6th. 500 miles in 4 days.  Nothing but bikes and beers.   This year’s adventure left us all with some great stories as well as something to brag to our grand-kids about someday. The goal this year will be to (at least)Continue reading “2012 Windy 500 dates are set!”