Category Archives: Cycling

Sometimes You Just Need a Ride

I haven’t been on the bike much after my last ride on Martha’s Vineyard. I could, and will, make some excuses, but I just didn’t feel like riding for a week. I rode my metric century (100 kilometers) on a … Continue reading

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Martha’s Vineyard Ride Report

There is something about being a middle aged cyclist, or really middle aged athlete in general, that makes everyone around you wonder if you are a little crazy. After the last three weeks I think I have finally earned the … Continue reading

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2013 Discover Hartford Bike Tour Ride Report

The Discover Hartford Bike Tour has changed focus this year for the better. I was surprised to see new routes and a new focus on the entire city as opposed to just the parks as in years past. I was … Continue reading

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Unintentional Rest

Training for a race or a long ride follows certain cycles. You don’t always train hard; sometimes you take it a little easy so your body has time to rebuild. There are times when the training calendar says “rest time” … Continue reading

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A Change in Perspective

I do something most riders find dangerous. I think it’s a holdover from when I used to ride rail trails on my hybrid bike, safe from any traffic. I tend to listen to music when I ride. I keep one … Continue reading

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Halfway Home

A little over 26 weeks ago I posted my first blog in a new challenge. It was titled, appropriately enough, “The Challenge” and it detailed the idea and rules behind my new undertaking. I was about to attempt to write … Continue reading

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Under the Dome of Doping

Steph King books and cycling? In one blog? How is this going to work? I love Stephen King books. I have been reading and enjoying each story as it arrives for most of my life. I hate movies based on … Continue reading

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Further Lessons from the Edge

It’s been a weird few weeks. As I posted last week, I completely failed a ride. That is the first time I have ever failed or given up on the bike. I had to bail out of a 62 mile … Continue reading

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Failure as a Teacher

I should have known I was in trouble when I went to my local bike shop for a tune up. I told Bob that I was going to ride the Seven Lakes Ride, a 65 mile charity ride for cancer … Continue reading

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Disparate Sports, Common Themes

I follow a few sports these days. My level of involvement is nothing like when I was younger and started every day with SportsCenter. I used to pay attention to whatever sports were in season and make sure that I … Continue reading

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