Adventure: New Mexico Training

I’m a cycling God. You should know this by now. I’m lying. Average at best. Today was fun because I was unprepared. Now, a temperature of 39 might be balmy to you but not to me. I had no gloves … Read More

Adventure: California Training

So a new routine has emerged. My neighbors are riding now and they come from the rugby world. So, up at 6AM, then HAMMER a twelve mile loop complete with two hills which we ride twice each. Then home for … Read More

Adventure: Training

I want to use this post to speak out against injustice in the world. I can get salted chocolate Gu, and I can get chocolate mint Gu, BUT I CAN’T GET SALTED CHOC0LATE MINT GU. MOTHERF%$#$%. I can’t believe the … Read More

Adventure: Training (Outrage)

I’m outraged. Get it? Chocolate outrage?? I told you these things are good. So chocolaty, so delicioso. Just getting to suck down one of these babies is worth any suffering on the bike. I had grand plans to get up … Read More

Adventure: Training

I made a rookie mistake. I got up and threw ingredients in my slow cooker. Red curry, coconut curry lentil stew. I turned on the slow cooker at about 7AM, so by the time I left to ride my entire … Read More

Adventure: Training Miles

Started out intending do a short ride. Wasn’t really thinking about cycling actually. Was thinking about a new adventure I’m embarking on. The miles ticked by and suddenly I was staring at a clean thirty. Then my neighbor texts and … Read More

Adventure: Training

Lots and lots of training. For what? I don’t know yet. Exactly. Stuff. Things. Places. Tops of things, bottoms of things and layer upon layer of what’s in the middle. Up fairly late for me, 6:45ish. Oatmeal. Coffee. Yoga. Smoothie. … Read More

Adventure: Training Miles

So I felt like crap all day. I got up in a foul mood, which hardly ever happens. Did some email for business. Then yoga, and felt great. Smoothie. Then bike but felt horrible the entire ride. I kept thinking … Read More

Adventure: California Dreaming

Nothing major here. Just a nice, simple ride. Not too much climbing. Not too much pace. More than anything, time to think. I was hungry when I left, so it was interesting to see how hard I could go, and … Read More

Adventure: Inland Loop with Santa Ana Winds

For those of you who don’t know, several times a year we get what is called “Santa Ana Winds.” Instead of the primary wind direction coming from the ocean the current reverses and the wind comes from inland. Now, to … Read More

Adventure: Bianchi Hills

So this was only 33, but it was a test. First off, my cranks were falling apart. By the time I hit mile 20 I knew I had a problem. But I didn’t have a hex wrench with me, so … Read More

Adventure: Saint Peter’s Dome

It started while doing something else. Another hike. Through the burn. The giant, blackened burn. “Where does that road go?” We try it in the Jetta. Doable, but far more interesting via bike. Plans for Saturday change from the known … Read More

Adventure: Salsa Excursion

A ride of 50+ miles can vary in degree of difficulty. This ride was easy. Flat. Windy and “cold” but easy. No cramps, no destroyed legs. Just a slow burn. Need some new routes. Getting bored on this grid.

Adventure: Salsa 0097 w Conti

This is the giant ramp I’m building in my front yard so I can jump things. Not really. You might be wondering why I would ride a bike like this on a 50+ mile road ride. I do have a … Read More