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August 31, 2018

The other day I took my upgrade to CAT 4 for road racing after talking to some friends on a coffee shop ride. I had been hesitant to pursue it, and I doubt that based on my results anyone would force it on me. So I asked out loud at 22 mph in a paceline, "What do you t...

August 30, 2018

A lot of people have come up to me and asked me about participating in cyclocross, now that the road season has ended. Cyclocross season is a great time to look into something new and extend your season. I've been trying my best at 'cross for three years now, and I lov...

August 29, 2018

I had an interesting observation the other day when checking my kids' Advanced Placement Language and Composition scores. I realized that the three students that I had who achieved a decent score of 4 were clearly in three different categories.

One was a lifelong reader...

August 27, 2018

It's time to get the cyclocross bike ready for racing. You better check your brakes. Here are some good videos to show you how to bleed those hydraulic brakes. If you are not so mechanically inclined, I highly recommend you take the bike over to Campus Wheelworks. They...

August 26, 2018

Found this article in the car while sitting bored in the passenger seat trying not to be afraid of my wife's driving. Thought it was a good follow up to the articles I posted last month. From Carmichael Systems....

Heat Illness and Endurance Athletes: The Science o...

August 24, 2018

Sometimes when you change tires, it gets confusing trying to find a starting pressure. The max pressures are way too high, and what works for 23c tire feels stiff and awful when you shoe your ride with 28c tires. Enter the Bicycle Tire Pressure app.

The app allow...

August 23, 2018

Okay, so you know that pedaling faster is a good thing, right? You know that a higher cadence will help you to utilize more of your cardiovascular system while lessening the stress on your muscular system, i.e., your legs! I also have to say that there is nothing that...

August 20, 2018

Yeah, I fully agree with this philosophy. Wish we had more gravel here, but I guess the closest we get in the city is bad streets. 

August 18, 2018

It started on a whim. We had a rainy week, and I spent a little time on the trainer and Zwift. I have a really low tolerance for the trainer despite adding the rocker plate. After about an hour I start to feel a lot of discomfort. It is not that far off from trainer se...

August 16, 2018

Here are some pictures from the century ride. For best viewing click on pics to open larger window instead of just using the arrows.

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