A Bike Ride & A Small Goodbye

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?"

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’73 ItalVega “Super Record”…kinda Pt 3

When I was refurbishing this bike, I never in my wildest dream expected it to ride and perform like it is.

1973 ItalVega “Super Record”…kinda. Pt. 1

  "Want To See His Italian Bike?" Back in late September, a client I was painting for asked if I wanted to see her Dad's old bike. Days prior, she had noticed my JDRF cycling T-shirt and shared with me her dad's passion for cycling. Putting two-and-two together, I assumed the bike I spotted hanging … Continue reading 1973 ItalVega “Super Record”…kinda. Pt. 1

Indoor Cycling: Can You Train Without a Power Meter?

Watts It To You?   I don't own a power meter. Now before you get your lycra all bunched up in knots, let me explain. It's not that I don't think they're an important tool or that I don't see the value of measuring watts, I do. The truth is, I simply can't afford one … Continue reading Indoor Cycling: Can You Train Without a Power Meter?

One Last Time: My Tribute

I'm taking a break from writing about cycling to honor my dog. Thanks for taking time to read. Biking posts will resume next week. One Last Time I scooped up Truman, careful to wrap the towel around his frail body before cupping his back legs into my right hand. Cradled in the nook of my … Continue reading One Last Time: My Tribute

My JDRF Loveland, CO Ride

Overview I'm EXCITED!! In 7 days, I'll be joining 416 cyclists from around the U.S. to ride the JDRF Loveland, CO event. This is not a race but is a fundraiser for Type 1 diabetes, and although most will shoot for completing the century, many will be satisfied with a metric or whatever mileage they … Continue reading My JDRF Loveland, CO Ride

Five Signs of Overtraining

Sure, you can use apps like Strava to determine if you've overtrained, but did you know your body will alert you as well? Here are (5) I've experienced: A colonoscopy sounds more fun than a bike ride. Your wife's suggestion to sell your bike for Kirklands bric-a-brac is a win-win. The stairs look like Pike's Peak so you search for … Continue reading Five Signs of Overtraining

Flavio Zappi: Inspiration to Train

Today, I had a tough workout. I'd logged a fast 54 on Saturday, did a moderate solo 30 miler Sunday, and with Monday being in the 70's, I jumped on my bike and logged a solo 35. My legs were like lead and climbing was a joke. Nevertheless, I pushed it when I could, trying to make … Continue reading Flavio Zappi: Inspiration to Train

How To Suffer on Your First Century

Today, I want to share lessons learned from my first century back in 1985: TOSRV. Actually, it was a double century, but nonetheless, if you apply these tips, I guarantee your first century will be full of misery. I've even supplied pictures from my epic adventure; I'm wearing the cycling cap. Dress Appropriately Ignore the kits and moisture wicking fabrics … Continue reading How To Suffer on Your First Century