12/23/15: Strava says 9918 miles ridden in 2015. Well at least now I can do the math in my head. My last 2 rides have beat me a pulp. The pace and conditions were both brutal leaving me tired, hungry and slow to recover. I stepped … Continue Reading ››
Well it's happened again. You find yourself staring in disbelief at the random sometimes fractured thoughts of an eccentric old codger who lives somewhere out there in cyberspace. A guy who barely survived high school as you can tell by the misuse and abuse of the English language. Maybe … Continue Reading ››
Falls arrival is not a moment too soon for this guy. I'm tired and sore. Lot's of tough summer time South West Florida miles drenched with sweat within 10 minutes and riding in wet spandex for the next 40 miles sometimes being rubbed raw in … Continue Reading ››
Bike Nerd (Urban Dictionary, Lingo, Jargon): A person who regularly rides a bicycle. When not riding they can be found cleaning and tweaking their bicycles. They watch cycling on the tv., Le Tour being their Super Bowl. They read about and study bicycles, talks excessively and passionately about all things … Continue Reading ››
Bike noises drive me crazy. It's like the thing is trying to tell me something, something that could possibly become a real problem, but I don't understand the language. But like I said … Continue Reading ››
The only thing worse than a noisy bike in the peleton is when it turns out to be yours. Everyone is looking down at their machine wondering what's that clicking and where's it coming from and finally they look at you. "Hey Ray what's that clicking noise? You need to:"
- Clean … Continue Reading ››
Like reading a great novel, watching a great movie, all good things must come to an end. I'm riding early AM the other day before the heat, rain and skeeters when I hit something sharp and flatted my already marginal rear tire. We've had a long run, it happens and I've gotten … Continue Reading ››