Varia is a great tool that’s easy to use and feels like I have a riding partner who is vigilant in guarding my “six.”
With Christmas around the corner and winter weather here to stay, I thought I’d take a moment to write about why I enjoy cycling this time of year. By December, I’ve taken my foot off the gas, figuratively speaking, and enjoy riding for the sake of the ride. Typically I ride solo which adds to … Continue reading Winter Riding: Fresh Perspective
I decided to give Zwift a go, perhaps hoping it would unlock some magical winter mojo inside me that TrainerRoad had not. Out of the box, Zwift is a cool concept. It’s visually stimulating, you’re riding with others, and you can customize your account and rider as you advance. So what didn’t I like? During … Continue reading Zwift? I’ll stick with TrainerRoad
There's so much I could write about...the unique weather, my flat, the JDRF cyclists, the coaches...Instead, I want to share a story that involves a lonely road, a family, and 15-miles out of 100.
When I began cycling back around 1983, I was single, young, and had virtually no responsibilities. I could roll out of bed, throw on some bike clothes and be spinniong down the road in no time flat. Nowadays, it's more like trying to get a diva on stage to perform.
Good news and bad news about my '73 ItalVega
The course was a rolling 1.6-mile loop and the race officials advised us that slower riders would be pulled for safety reasons.
"God," I prayed, "I hope that won't be me!"
Smooth, fluid pedal strokes propelled him uphill with the grace of a gazelle.
In a few hours, I'll be walking my daughter, Christiana (pictured above) down the aisle to be married to Patrick.
For the past several months, friends and family have asked, "How are you doing with giving her away?"
When I was refurbishing this bike, I never in my wildest dream expected it to ride and perform like it is.