Road Race: Lessons in Humility

On June 17th, I competed in the Rockabilly Gran Prix road race: (2) laps around an 11 mile course. How'd I do? Well, I'll cut to the chase: I got my butt kicked by everyone, including an older rider, and then Mother Nature finished me off. There you have it! Thanks for reading! I could … Continue reading Road Race: Lessons in Humility

Pre-Race Rant

This Saturday, I'm doing my first road race at the Rockabilly Gran Prix. The kicker, at least for this 58 year-old, is that at 1PM when the lowly Cat 5's roll, it'll be 95°. UGH! I'm psyching myself up for it, and have done what I can to get acclimatized, but the heat really gets me. … Continue reading Pre-Race Rant

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?”

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