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Jacksonville, FL, United States
In Life as well as in running the secret is Pace.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Ridin' Dirty

So…  I have been doing a lot of riding…
Group rides:
Cyclocross Races:
Trainer rides:
Climbing Mountain Passes:
I even placed in a Cyclocross race:
I know…  3rd place in the "B" race is not the Olympics or Le Tour but for me….  Being the 3rd fastest non Cat 3 or above goofy cyclist running around in a city park on a Thursday is kinda groovy
But last Tuesday…  well let's just say that I found my people…
One of our local group rides ( goes off-road in the off-season…
Well actually the road looks like this:
In the daytime….  And when it is dry….
Well…  last Tuesday it rained all day and the sandy dirt road was awash…  but…
About 25 of us went out and rode our bikes from twilight into pitch black darkness down these roads like we were racing Paris-Roubaix
It. Was. Awesome.
Afterwards I looked like this:
And my bike may never be same
But I'll be back next week…  is it Tuesday yet?


Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Yes kids that's a bunch of bike hours…  almost like it's a part time job
Run distance is not as consistent as I would like.  I need to work on that
Swimming…  gotta get back in the pool.  Planning on a few triathlons next year.
Kid Rodelo
The first novel that I ever read…..  way back in like 1979  I found a digital copy online so I re-read it… Kind of a quick easy read.
I started reading anther book that I'm pretty excited about
If you are an athlete…  I advise you to check out this guy's website:
it can change your athletic life.
His mantra is simple…  yet a bit unconventional for the overmedicated masses…
In other news…
It's Cyclocross Season.
Pretty muddy last week…  not my best race.  I struggled a bit jumping/landing on my creaky old knee and with 3 creek crossings it was not a fast course for me…  but it was muddy and we had beer so who cares.
Judi and I are half way to our goal of becoming spin instructors…  We have taken a basic fitness course as well as CPR and First Aid
Now for the cycling part.  I think that we have decided to get the Cycle Fusion Cert:
Hopefully we will be teaching classes by January