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
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
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!"
The Plan I needed to log a solo 60-70 miler to get in shape for my upcoming JDRF ride at Amelia Island, Florida. Friday, I got tagged on a Facebook post about a 73-miler so I commented that I was interested, thinking they were riding in the flatlands of their county. Later, I checked the route … Continue reading Blessing of a Broken Cable
Our Team As many of you know, I'm the USA Cycling coach for the Middle Tennessee JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) chapter. I'm often asked why I participate since no one in my family suffers from type one diabetes. The answer is in the above photo: my team. FYI: Not everyone was on this ride … Continue reading Riding For A Cure
Balancing Act Riding with cyclists who are much faster & stronger than me has balanced my ego. On days I feel inadequate I'm reminded of how far I've come in getting stronger, and when I stray too far toward bravado, I note who I'm riding with and the pain they could dial-up! Have I improved? Absolutely. Even … Continue reading Senior Olympic Training Update
I've heard cyclists chant this as the #1 reason to shave and, until recently, I filed their mantra under the "Biker Bullshit" category. However, research shows shaved legs are more aerodynamic.
Well, wonders never cease. I got my first Strava KOM! Take a look... Show Off? Yeah, sure, I'm proud of the accomplishment but it's not why I ride, or try to get faster, or even track myself on Strava. So why am I posting this KOM? To flaunt it? No. To brag? Not really. To … Continue reading I Am KOM!
I believe it's better to carry a few tools than it is to leave them at home for the sake of weight.