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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    All joking aside, I’ve seriously had these exact symptoms since August. What the hell.

    “When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man’s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man’s brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle. ”
    ― Elizabeth Howard West

    (via cyclingandwhiskey)

    Selling my Specialized Smartweld Allez Frameset - size 56. Ridden for this past year it is a fantastic race/crit bike, but I found it to be comfortable on longer rides as well. This is a performance aluminum road bike with Tarmac carbon fork. There are some small spots of aesthetic wear more from travel to races then anything from riding.

    I’m asking $750 *or best offer* for the frameset (frame, seatpost and fork). This is the 2013 black on black frameset - completely murdered out.

    This is how I feel anytime I try to fix something on my bike.

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    This antagonism traces directly to the creation of the modern car driver, a privileged individual who, as noted, is the beneficiary of a long course of subsidies, tax incentives, and wars for cheap oil. For cars we have paved our forests, spanned our lakes, and burrowed under our cities. Yet drivers throw tantrums at the painting of a mere bicycle lane on the street.

    Okay, Fine, It’s War

    Pro Tips: How to keep riding when it gets cold outside. #cycling #cyclocross #fall

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    Best result from any race this year - 2nd today at OKCX. Pumped to feel legs and body able to go to the limit today. Now to build on it week by week!

    Who else loves night riding?

    This is the ONLY time a front derailleur has been sexy.

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    Commute, train, ride, commute, train, ride. The cycling lifestyle is outside the lines and so much better.

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