Why We Ride (sometimes I forget)


So, about 2 weeks ago, Blake asked me when we would be going to watch the “Halloween Race”.  Each of the past few years, he and I have gone down to Washington Park and watched Halloween Cross.  Just 2 guys hanging out doing guy stuff, no Moms or sisters.  Kids need to be 10 yearsContinue reading “Why We Ride (sometimes I forget)”

“When you come to a fork in the road… Take it”


Now what? I cranked up my training this year, made it through ToAD and the Windy 500, and then… nothing. I have another Century to ride tomorrow, will probably do it on my track bike for fun, but I have no desire to finish out the WORS series or even do my first CX race.Continue reading ““When you come to a fork in the road… Take it””

2012 – The Year So Far…


2012 – 1,519 miles, 2 road races and the first WORS race: DONE. Mountain bike racing is hard.  Iola was hard, and not fun.  I have done many rides and races that were really hard, but afterward I always felt good – a sense of accomplishment.  Iola was just hard.  When it was over, IContinue reading “2012 – The Year So Far…”

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?”

The end of an era


7,437 miles and counting… In the past 2 calendar years, the longest I’ve been off the bike was 9 days: November 30 to December 8, 2010.  Before that, I wasn’t keeping track. I’ve enjoyed every mile – every adventure, every race, every crash, every one of the 316 rides so far.  But it’s time forContinue reading “The end of an era”

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!”

WORS #6 “Alterra Coffee Bean Classic” pre-ride report


82 degrees at 6am this morning – great morning to head over to Franklin and check out the Crystal Ridge trails. Once again this year the Alterra team will host the Crystal Ridge WORS race and their crew along with the Metro Mountain Bikers have made the once “fun to ride but crappy to race” courseContinue reading “WORS #6 “Alterra Coffee Bean Classic” pre-ride report”