Joe to Pro Cycling

In 2009 I'd been inactive for 8 years, had just turned 30, weighed 240 lbs and had enough. This blog is the journey of starting brand new in the sport of cycling, regaining fitness and aiming to compete in the Elite ranks of Amateur racing.

Current Weight: 180 lbs

Road Cat: 3

Cyclocross Cat: 2


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    Even though the forecast at 5am was for 60 degrees this morning I didn’t trust it. Way over dressed but will chalk it up to looking pro. Might be last comfortable ride outside for a while with the cold front moving in.

    Gravel for days.


    Bikes, windmills and clogs. Commemorative poster for the 2014 Cyclocross World Championships in Hoogerheide, NL. Available here.

    (via thechurchofcycling)

    The Little Solitary Wins

    A year ago the boys at Rapha had a couple short films come out on the subject of cycling. The one above is called Two Broad Arrows and as I watched it it seemed to connect with the deeper freedom and passion many of us feel as we get on the bike. That…

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    Is there anything better than Jack Johnson in the early morning ride to mount Scott?

    • <p dir="ltr">: 5yrold: *yawn* is it a school day?<br>

    • 10yrold:: yes. <br>

    • 5:: aaahh man... </p>

    • <p dir="ltr">: (I feel ya buddy)</p>


    Ucon x 8bar ‘federleicht’ Bike

    (via thechurchofcycling)

    The best riding is about to begin.

    Some of the best experiences on a bike are found on the unbeaten path of the Fall and Winter riding. There is something about it that turns roads into endless seas, pouring out before you and your group that make each ride an adventure. It’s not by chance…

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    Everyone realizes that sites like chainlove will corrode the communities and sources that run groups rides, races, service and support that keep cycling alive for us right?

    That cheap whatever part is nice - but you are feeding a business that doesn’t give a crap about you or how cycling is lead in your city.

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