Growing up on a bicycle influenced the person I am today. Pedaling up and down the streets of my neighborhood, I'd waved at retirees tending their flowers. I saw many manicured lawns and occasional yards with well-loved weeds. I learned which neighbors had dogs (and the ones who let them run loose!). As I got older, I would venture further from home. That spurred my wanderlust. … [Read more...] about Growing Up on a Bicycle: What Kids are Missing Today
The Harvest Century: A Call for Riders
Have you heard that many race organizers continue to struggle to produce high-quality events for runners, walkers, cyclists, and triathletes? Many of us potential participants are waiting until the last minute to sign up because no one wants to lose their entry fee if the event is cancelled. But the problem is that these organizers often have to pay up front for support … [Read more...] about The Harvest Century: A Call for Riders
Strength Training: Am I Lifting or Simply Juggling?
In early January, after surviving the trials and turmoils of 2020, I found myself 17 pounds heavier, having to go up a size in pants, and feeling more breathless more often (not caused by wearing a mask). Time to start fresh. I began eating smaller meals with more veggies. I tried restarting my walking workouts by going to my favorite parks in the predawn hours in hopes of … [Read more...] about Strength Training: Am I Lifting or Simply Juggling?
Who’s Up for a 2020 Road Bike Ride in Southern Utah?
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?
Off the Rails: Derailleur Failure During 5K Cycling Time Trial
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