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Global Warming: The Cycling Upsides

February has been unusually warm and that has made for a great month of cycling.  While I would usually be stuck in my basement on a trainer, this month I have ridden outside 100% of the time. On February 11th, I raced in the 3rd Fat Bike Race (mountain bike division) at Chestnut Ridge.  It…

Sunrise in Rehoboth Beach

Circumnavigating Indian River Bay on Bike

Crossing the bridge had been a goal of mine for several years.  Each summer, I’d paddle board out into the Indian River Bay in Delaware and stare at the bridge off in the distance.  How far away was it?  I knew it was too far for me to paddle board, but could I bike it?…

Alum Creek Trail Conditions for June 23, 2014

Friday Monsoons are a Mountain Biker’s Nightmare

So, you’ve had your plans ready to go all week.  Saturday is your big chance to go riding.  It’s an epic plan.  Every detail of your ride has been worked out.  You know where you are meeting, how many miles you are riding, and most importantly, who is bringing your post-ride beverages.  It’s the moment…

My bike is muddy after riding at Scioto Trails

Is It a Taper or Recovery? Training Report May 2014

This week started out with a mountain bike ride that makes all the training worthwhile.  On Sunday, I rode for 40 miles at Scioto Trails State Park near Chillicothe, Ohio with several other racers from the Columbus area.  Being in good shape makes a ride like this more fun because you don’t have your physical limitations interfering…