In an email received this morning from Jack Kiley, president of the Washington State Senior Games board of directors, the organization will decide whether or not to cancel this year's multisport competition for athletes ages 50 or better. The Games, currently scheduled for July 7 through August 3, is the state's qualifying event for the 2021 National Senior Games, and is held … [Read more...] about Washington State Senior Games to Decide 2020 Fate on May 15
In its December newsletter, the National Senior Games reported Corvallis will be the new host city for the 2020 Oregon Senior Games. Registration will open early in the year with competition dates expected in August. Visit Corvallis, the tourism bureau for the city, is the key partner in assembling the new host organization. “Visit Corvallis is excited to contribute to the … [Read more...] about New Host City for 2020 Oregon Senior Games
UPDATE: Mesquite Madness rescheduled to November 14, 2020 due to COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Right after my cycling and walking races at the Nevada Senior Games and Huntsman World Senior Games, I took time off to recharge and catch up on other aspects of life. Though I didn't keep to a structured training or fitness schedule, I did stay active. Climbing ladders, chasing … [Read more...] about Who’s Up for a 2020 Road Bike Ride in Southern Utah?
At today's Nevada Senior Games 5K cycling time trial, I experienced my first ever "bike mechanical" -- when something goes haywire with one's bicycle. Luckily the issue wasn't a flat tire, but one that played havoc with my cadence and confidence about racing well. Last week, I checked out my older Trek FX 7.5, named Lil Raven, on the trainer (after inadvertently leaving my … [Read more...] about Off the Rails: Derailleur Failure During 5K Cycling Time Trial
[UPDATE: Got my website looking good again today, brand new actually] When something either goes wrong or not according to plan, my number one objective is to keep calm. That means not overreacting, getting mad, blaming myself or someone else, or sulking. Yeah, that's a pretty ambitious goal considering I'm all too-human, not a Vulcan or other logical, emotionally … [Read more...] about What To Do When Things Go Wrong