Argy Bargy Athens

When I started this bike racing journey, I never expected to race road, nor have the actual desire to.  I certainly never planned on taking my novice ass down to Athens, GA for Twilight to commemorate one whole year on the bike. Crit #4 was going to be big and scary, even if it wasn’t…

Battle Scars

I know I’ve been pretty hot and heavy on the blog scene lately.  I’m getting about as bad as Rich Dillen, but much more emo.  I hope my writing brings a few laughs, maybe a few tears, and just maybe I can ease someone else’s pain with my experiences.  If nothing else, I will be…

Happy Birthday

Your favorite flowers from our yard. We’re doing ok. Love you.

Aside

I rode the Thursday Night Ride for the first time since December.  This was the first ‘pack ride’ since last summer.  My goal was to see how long I could hang on before I popped.  Typically, I barely make it 15 minutes before getting dropped on the first substantial climb. Tonight I made it 45…

All the King’s Horses

“Age gives you a great sense of proportion. You can be very hard on yourself when you’re younger but now I just think everybody’s absolutely mad and I’m doing quite well.”–MORRISSEY It took me a lifetime to build myself, piece by piece, into something I thought I was.  It took a split second to smash my masterpiece,…

1 to go

I’m tired. I could easily lay my head on the pillow and drift off to sleep, but this blog entry would lose it’s luster.  I literally just walked in the door after a 4 hour drive from Charlotte, North Carolina.  Crit races #2 and #3 are in the books, y’all.  And yes, I LOVE IT. …

Base 1 Week 5

Trying to find a comfortable position isn’t an easy task right now.  A long afternoon on the mountain bike with steady climbing, technical descents and mud drifting make for extremely sore body parts.  You can also add in a little hike-a-bike for good measure.  I’m fairly certain I ended my training week on a good…