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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    Upgrades during the series! All you want/ need to know:

    okcxgrandprix:

    We have a little break here in the OKGPCX series and its time to work on your skills/ fitness looking toward the rest of the season.

    Also, it is time to decide if you are going to upgrade (if eligible https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACWeb/forms/rules/2013-USAC-Rulebook-Chapter1.pdf )

    If you are thinking of upgrading, now is the time (Before Rutsandguts.com) and you’ll be able to take half of your current points with you to compete for the series overall!

    velominati:

    Any dirt becomes holy when we’ve suffered through it, when it took something from us in order to find its way onto our bikes and clothing.

    Holy dirt.

    (via showmethebike)

    Truth.

    (via stopthinkingandliv)

    okcxgrandprix:

    It’s cold at Crosstoberfest this morning! Keep this as your mental image and let’s race!

    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.

    (via sexyclassysassy)

    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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