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
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
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.
Out With The Old I purchased my first winter jacket some 30 years ago, and since it still worked like a champ, I've used it ever since. At club rides, I stood out like a sore thumb which sparked a teasing frenzy from my younger compadres... "Nice jacket, old man! When are you going to join … Continue reading Cold Weather Cycling: Jacket
You lose up to 40-50% of your heat through your head. True or false?
Hope everyone had a great Christmas! I know I did. I even got some miles in, but that was when temps were around 40-45°. Today, a cold front has most of America in the teens while here in Tennessee it's in the low 30's. Back in the day, I would have braved the chill and … Continue reading Cold Weather Cycling: Footwear