POR-TU-GAL! POR-TU-GAL!

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

  I am a total fiend for travel, and earlier this year I came across a deal for a $290 direct, roundtrip flight from JFK to Lisbon, Portugal (you read that right). Deals like this don’t last, but it’s the perfect match for my impulsive personality. …read more >

Doing this ‘Cross thing

Monday, December 14th, 2015

I decided I’d dip my toes into the world of cyclocross racing this year. I’ll admit, riding on grass has never inspired much excitement for me, but I see some serious skill and fitness gaps in my racing, and I think cyclocross might help me …read more >

Strength Training for a Successful 2016

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Strength training Pre-season, In-season, and Post-Season Cycling is not synonymous with strength training. Where power to weight ratios rule supreme, the idea of packing on muscle scares most. The “winter weight gain” sends chills down the spine of the hardcore racers. Weight is easier to …read more >

TRI Double Header

Monday, September 21st, 2015

 Dewey Beach Tri My goal for the two triathlons was to either place in my age group or have the best bike split.  I exceeded my expectations at the Dewey Beach Tri by coming in first place in my age group, 17th place overall, and …read more >

What’s in the BAG!!??

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

A question that I get fairly often is – What’s in the bags? Well, here’s a quick rundown of what works for me. The biggest piece of advice I can give anyone that may be interested in Bike Packing or Ultra-Endurance Racing, is that it …read more >

325-mile weekend adventure on the Fatboy

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The Halter’s Challenge is over, that was a ton of fun, but now that it’s over I get to have some bigger fun. I started sprinkling in some Fat Rides during the Challenge but have been itching to spend a lot of time on that …read more >

COMING UP FLAT: USING A ROAD BIKE WHEN A ‘CROSS BIKE SHOULD DO

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

If you stumbled across this page in error, then sorry. If you didn’t, then I’m really damn sorry. This is my newest blog for the cool folks at Elite Endurance, and if I think they knew what they were getting into by having me write …read more >

Just Chill

Friday, July 17th, 2015

As I sit here writing this, I am subdued with a mountain of grogginess. Not something any amount of coffee will resolve but I promise I will certainly try to with as much caffeine as possible. After an arduous spring I have finally been able to devote …read more >

What Now?

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

The smoke has cleared at the O.K. Corral and only one will be left standing victorious. What if that person is you? We, you, I all train for our own golden nugget, and if you have read my early post about pistols, horses, and my …read more >

It’s Not Always Rainbows and Sunshine

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Writing about the wins is easy. There is a high from the effort and the achievement that fuels the desire to share that awesome feeling with everyone while it’s still tingling in your limbs. Writing about the losses, the poor results, and the futile efforts …read more >

The Last Ride

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

I STARE AT THAT POWER METER NUMBER WHEN I’M TRAINING LIKE IT’S THE SPEEDOMETER AND I’M PASSING THE FUZZ. The air is calm, no breeze, just the sun overhead moving towards the horizon. Today is recovery ride day under 171 watts, humph. Normally this would …read more >

The Longest Day

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

When work is as busy as it is my time is squeezed down to the nano-second. Basic gist, Day Off, Commute, Hammer Ride, Day Off, Commute, Longest Day, Recovery Ride. Thursday night after work I spent a bunch of time doing the final prep on …read more >

Scared to move it

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

During my first ride on the new ‘cross bike down at the local park, I was doing my best to replicate what I would do on a motorcycle: flying around the turns, sliding the rear-end and trail braking really hard into the turns. As my …read more >

Racing in Your Hometown

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

No matter what discipline you are interested in, no matter what sport you play, even what activity you enjoy, everyone has a favorite place — a favorite loop to run or ride from your house, or a favorite skate park, or a favorite lookout hike. …read more >

I ain’t got no moves

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Squatting, lunging, bending, twisting, pushing and pulling are basic movements that are instilled in us from the start. These are the fundamentals in which all forms of movement originate. As an elementary Physical Education teacher, I am lucky enough to see my youngest students enjoying …read more >

I Like To Ride in Circles

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Before every race, you’ll see me in a corner of a parking lot or grassy field riding in tight circles in various positions. From a distance, I’m sure this appears silly. I start every bike ride – whether it’s casual or a Pro race – with a …read more >