Wonders Never Cease

As a cyclist, most of my interactions with drivers are not pleasant. Sometimes I'm to blame. Most of the time I'm not. And typically, gestures are exchanged, expletives are shouted, tempers flare, and I thank God (literally) that I survived another idiot not paying attention, or worse, trying to prove a point. This morning, I had another … Continue reading Wonders Never Cease

TOSRV: “Are You Ready?”

I received this TOSRV 56 magnet in the mail the other day. Talk about reality check! It's not like the event snuck up on me; I've been clocking the countdown on my blog as well as in my training regimen. But getting this makes TOSRV real and begs the question: Are you ready to ride 210 … Continue reading TOSRV: “Are You Ready?”

TOSRV: Century Training Ride

Wow! Only 18 days before my TOSRV ride! But am I ready? Has all the training moved me closer to achieving this goal? On April 29th, I set out with a friend to ride a century and find out the answers to those and many other questions. The Route I spent hours on Google Earth and MapMyRide to plan this route, and … Continue reading TOSRV: Century Training Ride

TOSRV: Training 01

What's a TOSRV? TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley) is a 2 day bike tour in Ohio, May 20-21, that spans 210 miles, most of which is flat. This will be the 56th running of the classic and will be my 5th time cycling it, although with much older legs! Training The trick is, and … Continue reading TOSRV: Training 01

Lessons Learned from Coke Bottle Man

Many years ago, when I was a young cyclist, I thought I was fast. Maybe not "Tour de France fast" but darn close. Now remember, this was long before Strava & social media could set the record straight. The only test were races and training rides, both of which I had little experience with. Nonetheless, I was fast. As fate would … Continue reading Lessons Learned from Coke Bottle Man

Lessons Learned from 70 Miles

Last Friday, I did a solo 70 mile route in preparation for May's TOSRV 2017. If you're interested in the route, here is the link: Eagleville 70. Temperature was around 70 and wind was from the south-southeast at 13-15 mph. Since this would be my longest ride to date, I knew it would be a good evaluation of my training. … Continue reading Lessons Learned from 70 Miles

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