Tag Archives: cycling

Don’t Be That Guy

Don’t be That Guy. That is Rule Number One at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. It is even printed up in a guide on how to enjoy the show. It is part of an unofficial official code of conduct aimed at … Continue reading

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Fat Lad At The Back

One of the things that I originally wanted to write about when I started this blog was cycling products for larger cyclists. When I started riding I was 365 pounds. Nothing fit. My bike broke more than once. Spokes popped … Continue reading

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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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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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Sometimes a Ride is Just a Ride

Sometimes a ride is just a ride. I start a good weekend day with a ride. I get up, get dressed in my kit, get everything sorted and hit the road. It’s become enough of a routine now that I … 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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One Year In

I just received the email informing me that it is time to renew my domain registration for my blog’s web site. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a full year of writing and trying to lose weight, and even … 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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