Spit, Spin and Young Yang

Pass the koeksisters – am getting skinny lately. All this training since Xmas and am 15lbs lighter (mostly thanks to the river of sweat at Martin Swiss training).  Even if I can't be as accomplished in March as Tiesj Benoot, I can at least put all my effort into being the best damn recreational racer that I can possibly be. [...]

By | March 13th, 2018|Art Inspiration, Training, Winter Biking|0 Comments

La Niña Colada aka effort vs training aka putting my philosophy degree to dubious cycling use.

“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” ―Aristotle Winter is time for thinking - and sadly for you dear reader - training indoors is extra grounds for thinking about pontificatious things – pedaltificating I might call it. Something on my mind as I grind out another predawn training session is: [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|Art Inspiration, Training, Winter Biking|0 Comments

WattsUpp!

Focusing on the long boring hours of winter training is an exercise in criminal neglect and pathological compartmentalization. Training indoors goes against every grain of my adventure seeking, outdoors loving spirit. As I write these words, I feel fibres twitching, fidgety fingers seeking airfares, escape, hell - even a brisk walk to the corner store. It’s a physical, social and [...]

By | January 27th, 2018|Training, Winter Biking|0 Comments

Riders on the Snowstorm

With the words “this will be the death of the hobbits” ringing in my ears, I put on one layer after another, getting ready to test my recently mud-tested Cannondale CAADX in snow. It’s not just any snow out there, it’s bring the mountain down snow. Thick, fluffy and delicious looking, you can bet just about every boarder or skier [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Cyclocross, Winter Biking|0 Comments