Monthly Archives: September 2009

VT-(or) Is Racing a limitation to the enjoyment of riding a cyclo-cross bicycle?

TweetSunday Racing-Rain, starting in last place, just ride the damn bike, have fun, forget that you can’t really afford this weekend and move the work schedule to go on unmarshalled and free of admission ride on monday. Not being in … Continue reading

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Then there are days like today (or) nothing like a heavy sack around your neck to bring you back down to reality

TweetBoy was I wishing it were only a metaphorical heavy sack but instead I found myself literally heavily laden with permits and the junk the day required in what I have deemed the most poorly designed yet well constructed messenger … Continue reading

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Some days you just feel like you could ride forever

TweetToday was one of those days, I left at 2:00 on the minuteman bike path out to Bedford, Rolled a bunch of the Bay Circuit Trail including some ancilary loops about walden pond and lost it the same place I … Continue reading

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Any one looking to do fast point to point woods riding on the cross bikes in 10 minutes should give me a call

TweetBay Circuit Trail is the shizzle, it is my training, but it should be the race.

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The Weak Ahead

TweetMornings of days off sure have a way of evaporating, eh. (I love that canadians ask for affirmation at the end of a sentence, eh) All that is On the plate for the day and the rest of the week … Continue reading

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Call me Superstitious (or) It was a race, but wasn’t it Training?

Tweet45 minutes was enough today, the next 15 minutes and the increase in pace will come but today that’ll do. I could have opted for the hour with the fast guys or really paid the due and doubled up on … Continue reading

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Remembering how to Ride (or) Fun, but is it training

TweetYou don’t realize how much poor technique you can get away with riding trails with things like front suspension and even clipless pedals.  I took the trail bike back to the basics and got out for a couple of hours … Continue reading

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Old Man Rides (or) Job Satisfaction is Hearing about People putting Miles on The Bike I Built Them

TweetGot to hear about more of my old man and his twin brothers exploits on the Budd Bike Works that they’d gotten at Christmas this year. Uncle Pat has always been a rider and sometimes even more so a collector … Continue reading

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Thanks to Quad Cycles for giving me something to do today

TweetThe original plan had been to race, the original plan didn’t include me running out of gas in the giant staircase I was driving through a deluge on saturday and shelling out for a proper half tank to get me … Continue reading

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