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: New Mexico Training

Up at 5AM for coffee. The sun just a faint tint of blue behind the Sangres. The coffee goes so fast. I want more but decide no. Some weird gluten free breakfast mix that kinda looks and tastes like oatmeal … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Movement

A lot going on out here. I don’t want to travel anymore. My wanderlust for the rest of the world has been overwhelmed by this state. There is SO MUCH here that a lifetime of free time wouldn’t even make … Read More

Adventure: California Training

I didn’t intend to ride 61 miles. It just happened, in two stages. Thirty-seven with my neighbor and then twenty-four with the wifey. The first ride was great, felt strong, no issues. Second ride started great then I hit the … Read More

Adventure: California Training

In case you are wondering if altitude training works let me be the first to say “It does.” Four weeks in New Mexico and upon return to California I felt like a pro after two blood bags. MORE than enough … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

I finally got a decent ride in. I did this same ride four years ago, pre-Lyme, on a hot day with not enough preparation. It’s only 33 miles but on that first trip up the mountain I was cramping by … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

I’m only posting this because it is so beautiful out here I can’t stand myself. This ride was nothing, but the scenery, weather and atmosphere are so interesting I find myself daydreaming of living in my truck and just spending … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

If you notice, this poor bugger had eaten a mouse shortly before being killed by whatever it was that killed him/her. I just did this ride for the second day in a row but forget to start Strava. Oh well. … Read More

Adventure: Training

I’ll take all the help I can get. My plan was to do fifty miles today but I didn’t sleep for sh%$ last night. Not sure why. Strange noises, two massive raccoons, strange dreams and the desire to be up … Read More

Adventure: Training

Back in the saddle again. About a hundred miles in the past three days, which is somewhat surprising. I didn’t ride for weeks. Not sure what I was doing. Travel mostly. And a broken toe. And I caught a knee … 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

All the fuel I needed. Okay, a few observations from today’s ride. Met a guy named Lance. Not THAT Lance just another. Two people walked right out in front of me, one man, one woman, both on mobile phones. One … Read More

Adventure: Training

This was the fuel required for today’s ride. Coffee, banana, one bottle of water with Heed. Thirty ounces. That’s it. I had good legs today. Good legs means you can hammer and never pop, burn up, hit the wall, bonk, … Read More

Adventure: Training

So I did this ride twice in the last two days. There is one section where you descend a steep, rough bike path where you can easily do 30mph, and in the middle of the descent, in the shade, there … Read More