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
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!
10 signs you may an "over 50" cyclist
Celebrating 30th Anniversary on 30A
Time For A Change This little computer, or something comparable, is all I've ever used for 30 years. I've never needed the bells & whistles; less is more. But after my experience at Rockabilly Gran Prix road race, I knew it was time for a change. I needed to track heart rate, routes, climbs, efforts... … Continue reading Reviewing my NEW Garmin Edge 1000
I love coaching! I'm still in the discovery phase as the USA Cycling Coach for the Middle TN JDRF Chapter, but I enjoy all the hats I wear: Cycling expert (tons still to learn!) Ride organizer. Ride leader & route creator. Encourager. Fundraiser. Social Media Guru. But the #1 reason I love what I'm doing … Continue reading They Call Me Coach
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
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
"I always tell folks that TOSRV doesn't really start until mile 175."
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