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
First off, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope that wherever you are, even if you're not in the States celebrating our holiday, that you are surrounded by loving family & friends. Oh, and that you consume lots of carbs & protein!! Cold Weather Confession Okay, I'll fess up: I hate being cold. If I had a … Continue reading Cycling In Winter Can Make You Faster
Celebrating 30th Anniversary on 30A
Don't Shoot The Messenger I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing that the reason you're reading this is that... You want to pick a fight. You're a 50+ StravaStud and you want me to retract my statement or meet you for a KOM challenge. You're over 50, you're not the Top Dawg … Continue reading 8 Reasons Cyclists over 50 Years of Age Suck
The Crash This past weekend, a cyclist from my little town of Nolensville was hit by a driver on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Had his friend not been wearing a GoPro, this would have been another tragic hit-and-run. Fortunately, that isn't the case. If you haven't seen the video (which is harrowing, so you've been … Continue reading Cars vs. Cyclists: The Ongoing Debate